Fundraising: Patron, can you spare a dime?

The following event is brought to you by Southeastern Library Resources Council (SENYLRC):

As a public library director, Maxine Bleiweis knew that income streams had to diversify in order to keep a budget in balance. That required shedding any discomfort for and lack of experience in fundraising.

Bleiweis will be presenting a workshop to show how it can be energizing, affirming and successful. Focusing on both the broad picture and the finer details, you will hear how she raised millions of dollars and what she learned as she managed capital campaigns, galas and individual giving through bequests and donations.


The rate for this class is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. SENYLRC will kindly extend their membership rates to METRO members. 

BONUS: Pair this workshop with Maxine Bleiweis's Customer service: Getting closer to the customer without sitting in their laps from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and make a day of it! Fees for registering for the pair are $45 for members and $55 for non-members.


This workshop is presented by SENYRLC and hosted by Finkelstein Memorial Library (24 Chestnut St. Spring Valley, NY 10977). Register here.

About Maxine Bleiweis:

During her 17 years as Executive Director of the Westport Library, Maxine Bleiweis was a leader in implementing new technologies as they evolved, setting the trend to introduce 3D printing and robots. She was among the first to dedicate a “MakerSpace” for hands-on innovation in the public library. While serving as the executive director of the pubic library in Newington in the1990’s, Bleiweis wrote the book: “Helping Business: The Library’s Role in Community Economic Development”. Topics in her popular public speaking engagements included strategies to improve customer service and ways to encourage innovative thinking, along with community economic development.

Today Bleiweis is consulting with libraries, vendors and architects, sharing innovative ideas to advance their practices. She was the featured keynote speaker at SENYLRC's Annual Meeting on June 3, 2016.


Questions about this event can be directed to Moshe Siegel at SUNYLRC: 845-883-9065 or moshe [at] @senylrc [dot] org.


Mon, Nov. 14, 2016
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. America/New_York


Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut Street
Spring Valley, New York 10977
United States