Useful Links

Useful Links

Advocacy
American Library Association (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
PayPal – Payment for books you’ve sold at www.ebay.com and other sites
Book Safari – To purchase classic series books

Friends Information
Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) formed in 2/09 through the merger of Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA) and the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA)
Friends of Libraries USA
Michigan Libraries – Michigan Library Consortium (Friends policies)
Memorandum of Understanding – Northville Friends and Northville District Library
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.

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
Staying Legal for Michigan Nonprofits
US Postal Service – U.S. Postal Service rates, zip codes, and mailing advice

State and National Libraries
Michigan e-library Nonprofit Organizations
Library of Congress
Library of Congress Center for the Book
Library of Michigan Center for the Book

Fundraising Fact Sheets

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