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January 2022

Members of RAR’s fundraising team provided Affiliates with helpful fundraising strategies along with sample templates for personalization to help Affiliates access local funding dollars from individuals and institutions. Templates included a completed RAR proposal based on the Common Grant Application Form.

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February 2022

We had two very special guests join our Town Hall Speaker Series in February which focused on supporting children from birth to 3rd grade readiness:  Aaron Loewenberg, Senior Policy Analyst, Early & Elementary Education, with New America, discussed why birth-3rd grade alignment is critical and how it benefits children, families, and communities. Our second speaker, Dr. Dianna Ballesteros, Director of Early Learning with Alum Rock Union School District11 (CA) and one of our phenomenal Affiliate Coordinators, shared how RAR has helped support alignment with Alum Rock’s vision and mission with T4, TK-3rd grade proficiency.

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March 2022

This month we discussed innovative ways to meaningfully connect your families to the library, with four Affiliate guest speakers from our network joining to share how they connect families and communities to library services. We also shared best practices in marketing year-end events and modifications due to COVID such as a drive-thru Blue Library Bag event.

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