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Announcement: Crowdfunding for Libraries!

Crowdfunding campaigns need more than just a good idea to succeed.

That’s the problem that the EveryLibrary Institute hopes to solve by introducing our brand new crowdfunding platform at! is a simple to use, one-stop fundraising platform for libraries and library support organizations that connect great ideas in need of crowdsourced funding with tens of thousands of potential donors across the country. FundLibraries is different than other crowdfunding platforms that restrict campaigns for government or established non-profit organizations. You are free to raise money for your library, Friends Group, Foundation, or just your unique library or literacy projects. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the EveryLibrary Institute acts as the fiscal agent to collect charitable donations from individuals and corporate partners and disburses them directly to libraries, Friends groups, library foundations, and campaign managers in the United States and abroad at the close of a crowdfunding campaign.

The core donor audience is EveryLibrary’s network of 300,000 Americans across social media who have self-identified as stakeholders and donors in the future of libraries. Our weekly reach of over 1.5 million Americans means that we can help put your campaign in front of a wide audience with your crowdfunding campaign. brings together a huge network of people who believe in the transformational work of librarians with great ideas that those librarians need to get funded. From new programs that need funding to collections that support the school library to moving a capital campaign forward, Fund Libraries is ready to help your ideas get the funding it needs to succeed.

Library and literacy projects of all sizes are invited to put their campaigns on the platform and engage the EveryLibrary Institute in their fundraising success. Categories include collections, programs, capital campaigns, literacy projects, little free libraries, furniture, and maker spaces, among others. Libraries do not need to have a 501c3 partner to receive donations through

Begin your own campaign today or support a library cause close to your heart! It can all be done on one platform and with just a few clicks! Attached are our promotional posters you can display in your library to advertise the platform as well as tabletop advertisements for your very own campaign.

Michael Parchinsky
Development Director

PS – If you’re coming to ALA in Washington DC, we still have a few tickets left at our fundraiser. We’d love to see you there!

Posted on: June 19, 2019, 12:11 pm Category: Uncategorized

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