International Public Library Fundraising Conference


The Seattle Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce that registration is open for our first-ever International Public Library Fundraising Conference to be held July 23-25, 2017 at the Central Library in downtown Seattle, Washington.

It’s easy to register. Simply complete the form below, then make sure you take advantage of the special discounted $199/night rate at the Sheraton Downtown Seattle.

This is a free conference but space is limited, so register today!

This is a fantastic opportunity for public library development professionals to get together and explore common areas of interest, network with others who successfully raise money for their libraries and hear from other fundraising experts.

We have an information-packed agenda with sessions that cover important fundraising topics, such as effective direct mail and digital fundraising strategies, proper messaging in today’s political climate, how to turn fundraising challenges into successes, and much more.

In addition to the fundraising topics led by library development leaders, we’re excited to have some inspiring keynote speakers, such as…

Deborah Jacobs, Director
Global Libraries Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Deborah oversees the Gates Foundation’s work toward improving people’s lives in developing and transitioning countries by providing them with public access to information and communications technology in public libraries.


Pam Sandlian-Smith, Director
Anythink Libraries, Adams County, Colorado

Pam is responsible for bringing Anythink Libraries from being the least funded system in Colorado to one of the most recognized library brands in the nation.


We also plan to host a sample exchange – where organizations can share materials, dashboards and annual plans – anything you are proud of and think others could benefit from. Plus, there will be time to socialize, take a walking tour of Seattle and maybe even check out a library or two!

Don’t miss out – register today.

To help you plan your travel to and from Seattle, here’s an overview of what we have in store:

Sun July 23: Afternoon and evening
Mon July 24: All-day
Tues July 25: Morning session wrapping up with lunch

Registration deadline is June 16, but space is limited, so register today!

We look forward to seeing you this summer in Downtown Seattle!