Many individual King County Library System libraries have collections that make them unique. On my jaunts, I’ve had an opportunity to learn about some of them – the Native American Collection at Muckleshoot, the genealogy and auto repair collection at Bellevue, the Pacific Northwest material at Renton, to name a few. Redmond’s contribution to specialized collections is the nationally-recognized Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center (NPRC).
The Foundation Center has granted the King County Library System status as a “Cooperating Collection” in their national “Cooperating Collections Network.” This Network includes organizations in every state that provide information on private philanthropic giving to the grant-seeking public. In addition, Redmond’s NPRC web site offers more than 200 links to sites covering nonprofit and fundraising topics. Their Nonprofit Calendar also posts meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences on any nonprofit or fundraising topic that takes place in Western Washington.
Last week, the NPRC celebrated its 10th anniversary with a presentation by Susan Howlett entitled “Boards on Fire! Inspiring Your Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully”. It was a packed house with a variety of non-profits represented in the audience. If you missed it, the podcast will be posted shortly on the NPRC site. For more information, visit the online Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center, visit in person at the Redmond library, or contact Jeannette Privat.