Tuesday November 28, 2017 is #GivingTuesday! This is a global day of giving, always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Small Business Saturday.
There are SO many worthy charities to choose from for your holiday giving. If you want to support writers, storytelling, educational programs, and literacy, here are just a few literary nonprofits to consider—with a snapshot of what they’re about, in their own words!
We Need Diverse Books
About: We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature t...
I wrote this piece for my job with Fairfax Library Foundation, and I'm sharing it here because I think board service is important! Fairfax Library Foundation is looking to expand our Board of Directors at the Foundation. Here are the four main reasons professionals should consider board service (and with the library in particular!):
1. Maximize Your Impact in Your Community
The mission of Fairfax Library Foundation is to enhance Fairfax County Public Library. The county only contributes less than 1 cent per tax dollar to the 23-branch library system, but the library provides essential services to our community. The Library is the great equalizer in society—a place wher...
I serve as the Director of Development for Fairfax Library Foundation—this means I raise money for the library system. I’m a fundraiser.
I didn’t start out my career hoping to be a fundraiser. I didn’t even think of it. But as I transitioned from theatre director to theatre administrator, I realized how important the fundraising piece is to the health of the organization. It’s the only thing that matters (well, besides the actual art or work or mission… but those things don’t happen without fundraising support. Money makes the world go ‘round, as they say).
So, I’ve had to teach myself the field of development as I go, as many of us do in our career paths. Below are fo...