DPLAfest 2017 has ended
DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
Thursday, April 20 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
How to Find More Funding for Your Digital Collection

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This session will help expand your view of the possibilities for increased funding and sustainability by providing a demonstration of Foundation Center’s new freely accessible Visualizing Funding for Libraries tool which maps philanthropic and federal funding for libraries and digital collections. You will learn how to search and see funding at the national-, state-, and local-levels and find out how to use network maps and partnership pathways to discover new points of connection.

Data visualizations such as maps, network constellations, and partnership pathways can showcase key networks of funders and recipients as well as individual grants which highlight what services and programs are winning grants. Demographic data can be overlaid to show what types of communities are being served.

In addition to learning about the data tool, you will hear about the best practices for securing more grants for your library and collections.


Amanda Dillon

Foundation Center

Kate Tkacik

FIN Manager, Foundation Center

Thursday April 20, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Chicago Authors Room 7th Floor