Fact Sheet #1

10 Steps to Success

10 Steps to Success by Daniel Ferguson - Ideas and tasks that can help your Friends' Group to be successful in supporting your library.


  1. Origins - Setting a firm foundation
    • Doing your homework
    • Talking to the Library Manager and Council
    • Talking with other FOL groups
    • Understanding your community
    • Speaking with FOLA
  2. Objectives - Where am I going and why
    • What do you want to achieve
    • Lobbying
    • Support
    • Specify AIMS
    • Communicate
  3. Constitution - Getting it right
    • Model constitution
    • Incorporation
    • Public Liability
    • Legal Officer
  4. Membership - It makes a difference
    • Numbers counts
    • Membership target
    • Benefits
    • Communication
  5. Revenue - Making it happen
    • $ make a difference
    • What role fundraising
    • 'Relationship marketing'
    • Personal contacts
    • Saying - Thank you
  6. Library Support - A helping hand
    • Administrative
    • Personal contacts
    • Discuss with Library Manager
  7. Activities - Showing the way
    • Lobbying
    • Programs - social/literary/book sales
    • Annual Meeting
    • Invitations
    • Publicity
  8. Problems - Being honest
    • Define purpose of FOL groups
    • Volunteer's manual
    • $ - for what?
    • Lobbying
    • Courtesy, planning, communication
    • Seeking help
  9. Accomplishments - Let's make a splash!
    • Publicity/Public Relations
    • Communicate to other FOLs
    • Celebrate occasions
    • Invite Councillors and Donors
    • Do you have a web site?
  10. Creativity - It's important
    • Establish a 'niche'
    • Check out other FOLs
    • FOLA Best of Friends Awards


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