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June 11-13, 2023

The 2023 conference will be held at the Austin Central Library, June 11-13.

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 covering important fundraising topics, such as effective direct mail and digital fundraising strategies, proper messaging in today’s political and social climate, how to turn fundraising challenges into successes, engaging your board, #LibraryGivingDay, and much moreimpotence

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 canceled due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns. However, we were able to pivot to a virtual format, which resulted in an even larger number of attendees in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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.

IPLFC22 Schedule & Speakers

If you registered for IPLFC22, click the button below to sign in to Whova, our virtual conference platform. Be sure to sign in using the email address you registered with.

Reach out to us if you have any difficulty signing in or if you have any questions.

Our 2022 Sponsors