Library helps local nonprofits grow

Posted on September 05, 2023

“I can’t thank you all enough. This program is needed within our community.”

That patron appreciated one of the 10 programs IndyPL librarians organize annually that inform nonprofit organizations, their volunteers and sometimes their staff about how to run a nonprofit effectively. Local experts offer interactive trainings such as: Successful Grant Proposals, Planning Effective Programs and Introduction to Foundation Directory, a resource for finding grant funders.

Participant surveys indicate 90 percent agree they can use the knowledge gained from the programs. One participant shared: “Amazing! Very informative! I feel empowered to help move my nonprofit forward. Thank you!”

We are grateful to our funder, Meridian Foundation, for their leadership and generosity to the nonprofit sector.