Library Strategies’ consulting services help you maximize your current assets and invest in change that will launch your library into the future. Consulting projects come in all sizes – from Friends & Foundation training to strategic planning processes. Every consulting service we provide is uniquely designed to fit your needs no matter the scope of your project.

Rapid Results Planning®
We use our innovative Rapid Results Planning® process to design and facilitate strategic planning processes that meet your library and community’s changing needs.
Identify New Revenue Streams
Creating a practical, achievable Development Plan for raising private funds to support your library.
Raising Private & Public Funds
Providing counsel and support for all aspects of conducting a successful capital campaign from start to finish.
Preparing For A Capital Campaign
Creating a feasible campaign goal, identifying lead donors, and designing the optimal case for support.
RRP Train the Trainer Program
Training state library, regional library, and library organization staff to become experts on our unique Rapid Results Planning® strategic planning process.
Building Stronger Support
Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of your Friends and Foundation.
Creating Effective Leaders
Helping you prepare your Board for being effective leaders and spokespeople for your library in the community.
Maximizing Your Space
Providing guidance, recommendations, and implementation steps to help maximize your space and improve flexibility.
Fundraising Evaluation
A 360 degree evaluation of a support organization’s readiness and ability to do comprehensive fundraising.
Sustainable Public Funding
Training your Board and staff to understand and be prepared to advocate for sustainable public funding.

Our Services

We work with you to you engage the community so that you can better prioritize services and activities, build innovation in your system, and use your resources wisely in response to rapidly changing needs and budget challenges. If facilities are part of your planning, we can help you make important decisions about spaces to best serve your customers. Learn more.

We help libraries and library support organizations build a culture that embraces fundraising and philanthropy. We can help you boost annual giving, explore the feasibility of a capital campaign, launch an advocacy effort, or make your friends/foundation more effective. We instill understanding of the vital connection between philanthropic investment and data that prove your value, relevancy and impact. We also help you develop and communicate your value proposition to advocate for greater support. Learn more.

We share your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. As we seek to improve our own organization, we can share our resources, recommendations and referrals for consulting partners who can help you explore systemic racism, engage communities of color, and develop anti-racist practices.

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