public libraries

TechSoup Product Donations for Public Libraries

Stretch your library budget with TechSoup's donation programs. If your public library is listed in the IMLS database and/or your library or nonprofit has a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, you can save 80 – 96% on brand-new software donated by top companies.

BTOP Projects at Work: Operational Excellence and Program Flexibility: An Oxymoron?

This weekend we launched our Fast Forward trainings in Rio Rancho, a sizable suburb just north of Albuquerque, NM. Once again, we have over 300 registrants! It seems we are off to a solid start in another community.

BTOP Projects at Work: Building Successful Intercultural Partnerships

Last week I shared some ideas about how to identify partners likely to help your organization and community development BTOP project succeed. Our efforts to build partnerships with entrepreneurial community development organizations have been fairly straightforward: Encuentro and La Comunidad Habla share many of our organization’s communication norms and practices.  Creating effective partnerships with public libraries has, however, not been as easy to do.