Support Organizations

Friends & Foundations Fact Sheets

Friends of Libraries USA

Friends of Libraries USA offers a series of fact sheets with tips on support organizations. Some are specific to libraries, but most are applicable to museums as well. Several of the fact sheets discuss starting a friends groups; some present ideas for organizing special audiences such as junior friends or academic friends. One fact sheet focuses on establishing a foundation when larger amounts of money are needed than can be raised by the friends group. Others cover operational issues such as fundraising, board development, diversity, and advocacy.

Membership and Fundraising Models in Evolution

Museum Friends Association

The Museum Friends Association offers advice on developing friends groups to help with fundraising.

Using Friends Groups to support fundraising

National Archives – UK

The British National Archives provides helpful tools and resources for using friends groups for fundraising efforts.

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