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Winning elections and influencing politicians for library funding

Funding for libraries cannot be left to chance. Librarians, library trustees and Friends groups must be willing to play the game, focusing on strategies that include educating the community and motivating people to come out and vote to support library issues at the polls. This book will give you the tools you need to think through all the angles and win the elections
Print Book, English, 2017
Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, Chicago, 2017
xvi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780838915561, 0838915566
978712695
Getting started
Surfacing
Schmoozing and networking
Early work and political landscape memo
Power mapping
Building your vote yes committee
Committee roles and responsibilities
Getting on the ballot
Campaign budget
Fundraising
Volunteers
Theme and message
Responding to opposition
Earned media
Paid media
Voter data
Polling
Website and digital platforms
Canvassing and phonebanking
Campaign events
Email
Facebook
Text in English