The best things in libraries are (not always) free.

A growing number of libraries and library support organizations are challenged to diversify their funding options by developing programs for private philanthropic giving. Articulating the value of library programs and services to elected officials and other financial supporters is critical to the long-term health of all public, academic, special, and school libraries.

Does your library have the support it needs for bond funding? Is a library expansion or relocation causing an outcry? Is the library targeted for budget cuts? We can assist in mapping strategies for favorable outcomes with decision makers. Whatever the issue, The Ivy Group can conduct the research, manage communications, and develop a case with constituents and decision-makers.We bring extensive experience with highly productive development programs and fundraising campaigns and services for diverse nonprofit organizations, including pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, donor research, case statements, and volunteer and advocacy training.