Community Library of Allegheny Valley
The Community Library of Allegheny Valley (CLAV) was facing several fundraising challenges and engaged Advancement Advisors to review all aspects of their program. Advancement Advisors determined that CLAV needed a comprehensive fundraising plan and strategies to recruit and expand membership on their Board of Directors. The Advancement Advisors team completed an audit and evaluation of CLAV’s existing program. Considering CLAV’s limited resources of staff and budget, Advancement Advisors developed a fundraising plan to leverage existing resources and opportunities. The plan included a detailed timeline, assigned responsibilities and communication strategies to support fundraising efforts. Board development work is ongoing. Combining the September “Love Your Library” campaign with the library’s year-end appeal achieved solid results in the first year – a 4% increase in dollars raised and 75 new donors. Plans are currently underway to take advantage of CLAV’s upcoming 95th anniversary as an opportunity to expand and enhance fundraising efforts.