Nonprofit Workshop for Libraries

Members of Friends of Library organizations, Library Foundations, and Library Boards, as well as Library Directors, Library Staff, and those looking to set up a library nonprofit are invited to join us on November 9th for this special workshop at Seward Memorial Library.

10:00-10:20 Registration

10:25 Introductions

10:30-12:00 Nonprofit Basics for Libraries with Max Rodenburg
Having a certified non-profit organization to support your library can help in many ways. Topics for this session include why you should pursue 501(c)3 status, what that entails, and what you have to do to continue that status….

12:05 – 12:55 Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 1:50 Libraries, Raffles, and More… with Brian Rockey
Brian will explain in this workshop how library nonprofits should handle charitable gaming events which they use for fundraising purposes.

2:00 – 2:45 Sales Tax, Other Issues, and Questions
Did you know that in certain situations, a Friends of the Library organization or Library Foundation must collect sales tax? These types of situations will be examined, and there will be time to ask questions.

Please register for this free workshop at

This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.