Libraries have never been just about books. They’ve been about access to information, inspiration, and amazement. They’re a gateway to a better future — not just for the individual, but for us all.

Great libraries are a product of great communities. It’s the private support of library champions that can enhance and enrich your library. We believe Andrew Carnegie had it right, libraries really are the best philanthropy.

Our Services

Library Giving
(Fundraising Strategies)

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Every library can raise private support with the right people and plan. Let’s develop a scalable and workable strategy for your library.

Our Fundraising Strategies services include:

  • Simple Development Plan℠
  • Charitable Interest Assessments℠ (Feasibility Studies)
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Planned Giving & Major Gifts
  • Gift Opportunity Strategy
  • Naming Rights & Valuations
  • Endowment

Foundations &
Friends

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Every library can recruit and develop a team of community leaders to advance the mission and vision of the library through private support. Let’s develop just the right structure with just the right degree of formality to reach your library’s goals.

Our Foundations & Friends services include:

  • Strategy
  • Start-Up
  • ReVisioning
  • Board Recruitment
  • Training & Coaching

Digital &
Data Strategies

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Every fundraising effort requires reliable, state-of-the-art infrastructure to be successful. Let’s leverage current technologies to ensure donors can make their gifts and you can thank them in a timely manner.

Our Digital & Data Strategies services include:

  • Online & Mobile Giving
  • Salesforce Implementation
  • Salesforce Ongoing Database Management
  • Website Design

Communications &
Design

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Every library must elevate its profile and increase community awareness of its impact. Let’s work together to make “we’re a best kept secret” a thing of the past.

Our Communications & Design services include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Copy Writing
  • Promotional Materials
  • List & Segmentation Strategy
  • Direct Mail
  • Email Appeals
  • Messaging & Branding
  • Marketing
  • Donor Surveys
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Social Media

Search &
Team

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Every great library is built by a great team. Let’s hire and train the right development professional and make sure your library leadership team knows how to leverage their natural gifting for the best success.

Our Search & Team services include:

  • Development Professional Search
  • Development Professional Coaching
  • Development Team Training
  • DiSC Assessments

Library
Strategies

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Every move forward requires a plan. Let’s evaluate where you are and craft a custom strategy to take your library to the next level.

  • Levy Consulting
  • Facilities Audit & Planning
  • Systems Audit & Planning
  • Strategic Planning

Speaking &
Training

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Every library, library foundation and friends organization deserves a cheerleader. Let us come alongside to provide inspiration, training and momentum.

Our Speaking & Training services include:

  • Library Fundraising, Friends & Foundations
  • Fundraising 101
  • Prospect Identification & Evaluation
  • Campaign Readiness
  • Board Development & Training
  • Board Governance
  • Street Smart Planned Giving℠
  • Simple Development Plan℠

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Full Bio

David has provided comprehensive fund development services to public libraries as well as library friends and foundations for more than 15 years.

David has consulted with libraries in California, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Georgia, Utah, Arkansas and more for capital and endowment campaigns, comprehensive fundraising efforts, planned giving, friends’ formation and restructuring, foundation formation and restructuring, development professional recruitment and coaching and board training.

Recently, David served as the exclusive charitable consultant for Gale Cengage library clients offering Career Online High School (COHS) across the country and has authored the COHS Fundraising Toolkit for libraries.

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