Training Guides

Our training guides give you the information you need to win your campaign for libraries

Training Guides

Our training guides give you the information you need to win your campaign for libraries

Volunteer Training Guide

Volunteers are not “free” Before you begin recruiting your volunteer team, you have to recognize that volunteers are not free. Every volunteer needs your dedicated time, energy, and to be fed (really, free food is a great motivator). It will (and it should) cost your campaign a large amount of resources to recruit, train, and manage volunteers


Campaign Structure

‘Vote YES’ Campaign Structure Any strong campaign for libraries varies significantly from the next.  There are a wide range of variables that have drastic effects on the campaign such as access to resources, size of and scope of the jurisdiction, type of ballot measure, etc… However the success of the campaign will depend greatly on the structure or backbone of the organization running the campaign.


Basics of Fundraising

Every campaign for libraries has to raise and spend money to maintain an intense level of activity.  Political campaigns are becoming more and more expensive and therefore campaigns need to raise greater amounts of money to remain competitive.  The fact is that, in order to keep up, library campaigns need large funds to compete in the political arena.  Without these funds, there can be no staff, no office, no phones, no signs or advertising, and no media coverage.  Basically, without money, there is no campaign.  The first thing your campaign needs to do is develop its finance plan.