Resources

Useful Links

Advocacy
American Library Association (ALA)
American Library Association Office for Library Advocacy (ALA)
Michigan House of Representatives
Michigan Library Association (MLA)
Michigan Senate

Bookselling
AbeBooks.com – Book pricing on older items
Alibris.com – Book pricing on older items
BookFinder.com – Book pricing on older items
Book Sale Finder – Book sales in U.S. and Canada
Half.com -Book pricing on items with an ISBN
Library Booksales – Website for Friends groups to sell books online. Site is currently undergoing repair.
PayPal – Payment for books you’ve sold at www.ebay.com and other sites

Friends Information
United for Libraries
Friends of Libraries
Model Friends’ Cooperative Network

Fundraising/Grants
“Grants for Nonprofits: Libraries”
Michigan Humanities Council
Free Management Library – Nonprofit fundraising
Grants Information Collection – Proposal writing internet sources
Dolly Parton Imagination Library – Program for delivering books to preschool children.
United for Libraries Friends & Foundations Fact Sheets – A variety of topics to Friends Groups and library Foundations.

Fundraising Fact Sheets

Below are helpful items in pdf form to help with fundraising.

Internal Revenue Service
501 (c) 3 Application forms and instructions
Forms and instructions
Instructions for completing a 501 (c) 3 application Libraries
Blue Avocado – Nonprofit online magazine includes “Board CafĂ©”
CompassPoint – Nonprofit leadership
Idealist – Nonprofit FAQ
Michigan Nonprofit Association
US Postal Service – U.S. Postal Service rates, zip codes, and mailing advice

State and National Libraries
Library of Congress
Library of Congress Center for the Book