Successful funding request can be useful models for writing your own. Start thinking about how to effectively ask for money to fund your library redesign by reading the following excerpt from Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace by Colleen Graves, Aaron Graves, and Diana Rendina. Then complete the reflection activity below.
REFLECT & PRACTICE:
Graves, Graves, and Rendina describe how seeking crowdfunding and grants can help fund a library redesign. Explore two of the sites they mention: DonorsChoose.org and GoFundMe.com. Look at the most popular requests. How are they pitching their requests? What techniques can you apply to your own request writing? Then use the form above to brainstorm what projects in your library could use these platforms for funding.