Whats Your Bosss Agenda? Reverse Engineer Your Institutions or Municipalitys Strategic Priorities for Funding Success

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Aligning library initiatives with the strategic objectives of your parent institutions or governing municipalities is more important than ever. Correctly positioning your academic or public library's marketing to stakeholders and your institution's or municipality's leadership can dramatically enhance your library's chances of gaining funding and support. Join EveryLibrary's Executive Director, John Chrastka, for a webinar that provides essential tools for comprehending and successfully integrating your library's needs and goals within the larger strategic framework of your institution, thereby boosting its profile and sustainability. This webinar is tailored for directors of academic and public library leaders who are ready to deepen their engagement with their institution's or municipality's strategic goals to unlock new funding possibilities.

Learning Outcomes

Understand how to dissect and interpret your institution or municipality's strategic plans and objectives.
Synchronize your library's objectives with the broader goals of your institution, ensuring your initiatives contribute to overarching success.
Effectively convey your library's needs to stakeholders, aligning with the broader mission of your institution.
Craft funding proposals that resonate with the strategic priorities of key decision-makers.

Instructor: John Chrastka

John Chrastka is the Founder and Executive Director of EveryLibrary, the national political action committee (PAC) for libraries. He is a former partner in AssociaDirect, a Chicago-based consultancy focused on supporting associations in membership recruitment, conference, and governance activities. He is a former President and member of the Board of Trustees for the Berwyn (Ill.) Public Library (2006–2015) and is a former President of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS) multi-type library system.

Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Academic library: 2 year
All live online classes are in Eastern time.