Fundraising Policy

Policy Statement

The purpose of this policy is to effectively organize all fundraising and donations to the Huron County Library.

Definitions

Fundraising may take the form of sponsorship of projects, bequests, memorial, or other donations.

Responsibility for Implementation

The responsibility for the implementation of this policy lies with the County Librarian, acting according to the general policy established by the Board. This authority may be delegated to other staff by the County Librarian.

Regulations

1. Objective

1.1. The Huron County Library Board recognizes that, from time to time and for special projects, funds may be solicited from sources outside the major funding bodies for the Library. In other cases, organizations or individuals may offer to make financial donations to the Library. The objective of this policy is to effectively organize all fundraising in the system.

2. Implementation and Scope

2.1. A fundraising project shall meet the goals and objectives of the Huron County Library Board. The Board recognizes that opportunities may arise to explore new areas of interest, but its resources must also be focused on identified priorities.

2.2. Recognition of financial donations will be made through a letter from the County Librarian or designate, and a receipt for income tax purposes, where the donation is greater than $20.00, and where appropriate. Donations which equal the value of an item may also be recognized with a plaque or book plate, if the donor so wishes.

2.3. The Library Board may approve projects which:

a. Have a value greater than $5,000, or
b. Have terms or conditions from the donor or sponsor, or
c. Have a scope outside the regular operations of the Library

2.4. The County Librarian may approve projects which

a. Have a value of $5,000 or less, and
b. Fall within the scope of the regular operations of the Library.

2.5. The Library encourages financial donations to assist with the purchase of books, magazine subscriptions and other library materials, as well as furniture and equipment.

2.6. The Library will encourage financial donations through passive methods such as brochures and public awareness.

Citations

Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P. 44 Section 23 (4)

Related Documents

Collection Policy
Donation Policy
Friends of the Library Policy
Library Book Sale Policy
Volunteer Policy

Approved May 19, 2010