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Elevate your nonprofit: Fundraising

Posted about 1 month ago by Zachary H

Nothing is more challenging for nonprofits than continuously asking for money. Fundraising is essential to every nonprofit agency, but fundraising is also the most difficult and competitive part of operations. You’ll find some individuals that love it and are very successful fundraisers, while others would rather get a root canal than solicit money from strangers (or worse – people they know).

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Elevate your nonprofit: Prospect Research

Posted about 1 month ago by Zachary H

Fundraising is difficult, no matter who you are. I’ve done it both as my job and as a board officer and neither is easy. What helps the most is preparation - know your talking points and your organization’s strengths and highlights. But more importantly, know your prospect. Being able to reach your donor in a meaningful way will ensure you are not wasting both your time and the donor’s.

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Free Government Information For You

Posted about 1 month ago by Tess L

As a Federal Documents Depository Library, TLCPL has thousands of paper documents and hundreds accessible online. Many are research oriented, and essential for diving deep into complicated subjects. Some sources of government information are less formal and deal with current events and topics of public interest. The U.S. government has developed websites with the most up to date information.

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Welcome TLC is now Housed at the Library

Posted about 1 month ago by Library News

The Welcome TLC initiative works to build a more welcoming and inclusive community for immigrants, refugees, and people of diverse cultures that supports a vibrant civic, economic, and social fabric for all. See how Welcome TLC’s mission fits in with the Library’s institutional values, by reading about the initiative’s origins and transition to the Library.

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Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with Welcome TLC

Posted about 1 month ago by Library News

Since 2016, Welcome Toledo-Lucas County (TLC) has annually celebrated Immigrant Heritage Month, held in June and organized by national partner, Forward.us to give people across the United States an opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity of America. Join us in a virtual book discussion, hear from immigrant story tellers and see how our community has celebrated.

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