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Love your Library: Give for Good 2021

It’s time to take the love you have for your library and put it into action! Give for Good Louisville is designed to make it super simple for you to build support for the organizations and causes you care about. So, let’s get everyone in your network ready to give!

Head over to the Give for Good Library Foundation Page click on fundraise and set up a personal fundraising page with the Library Foundation. Check out this video if you need help getting your page set up. 

What do I need to do?

  • As a Fundraiser, you help get the word out about Give for Good Louisville and encourage support for your fundraiser and the Library Foundation.
  • The Library Foundation has a goal of $50,000 to reach during Give for Good Louisville, and you can help achieve that goal. You should set an individual goal for your fundraiser to let your friends and family know what portion of your organization’s goal you hope to help achieve.
  • Most importantly, have fun with your fundraising efforts and work to share enthusiasm and support for LFPL. Create a fun video and colorful, passionate thank you message. These small gestures can go a long way for your fundraising efforts!

SET YOUR GOAL

Setting a goal for your fundraiser is your first step. Research suggests that an initial goal of $200 is an excellent place to start. Once you’ve reached your goal, you can increase it and raise more funds. 

TIP: To jumpstart your campaign, be the first one to donate! Showcasing that you’re not only a supporter but also a donor will encourage your network to give.

TELL YOUR STORY

Your LFPL story is the first thing people will see when visiting your fundraising page, so your goal is to make it as impactful as possible. It’s important to communicate how LFPL has impacted your life in a meaningful way and why you’ve decided to fundraise for the Library Foundation. And don’t hesitate to pull at their heartstrings; people are more likely to give if there’s an emotional connection.

SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORKS

What’s the best way to share? Sharing your fundraising campaign via your Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn, in addition to your email list, is at the heart of every campaign. Leveraging these networks is how you’ll meet—and hopefully exceed—your fundraising goals. You won’t have the phone number of all of your network contacts, but choose a few that you know will respond well to a more intimate request: text messaging. Don’t inflict the poison that is group texting on these people; take the time to send individual (copied and pasted) texts to each one. 

TIP: Get personal and select a handful of your closest family and friends to reach out to early in the day. Close friends and family are more likely to donate, so getting them on board will let the rest of your network see that people are already supporting the cause.

We are so excited you are joining the Library Foundation for Give for Good. Together we can build a stronger library for a stronger Louisville.  

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