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The 2020 International Public Library Fundraising Conference is ON and it’s going virtual!

Save the date – June 15-17, 2020!

Registration for the virtual event is open.

In the coming weeks, we will send you more information about the conference schedule, session topics, our virtual conference platform, and more.

Note: If you registered for the Austin, Texas conference, your registration fee will be applied to the virtual conference.

About the Conference

The International Public Library Fundraising Conference (IPLFC) is for public library development professionals. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get together to explore common areas of interest, network with others who successfully raise money for their libraries and hear from other fundraising experts.

Each conference offers an information-packed agenda with sessions that covered important fundraising topics, such as effective direct mail and digital fundraising strategies, proper messaging in today’s political climate, how to turn fundraising challenges into successes, engaging your board, #LibraryGivingDay, and much more.

Co-founded by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Carl Bloom Associates, the first conference was held in Seattle, Washington in 2017. Subsequent conferences have been held in Denver, Colorado – 2018 and Calgary, Alberta, Canada – 2019. The 2020 conference, originally planned to be held at the Austin Central Library had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns but we’re happy to say the 2020 International Public Library Fundraising Conference is ON again and it’s going virtual!

Contact us for information about sponsorship opportunities and to inquire about future conferences.

Check us out on Facebook at the International Public Library Fundraising Forum, where you can access conference materials, share interesting information, ask questions and learn from each other.

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IPLFC 2019 was a huge success!

Over 150 library fundraising professionals from all over North America joined us this past July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at The Calgary Central Library.

IPLFC 2019

IPLFC 2019