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Ideas to Action Funds Available to Libraries!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Guest post from WiLS

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WiLS wants to help bring your ideas to life!

Introducing the new WiLS Ideas to Action Fund! WiLS’ mission is to help our members turn ideas into action. The new WiLS Ideas to Action Fund seeks to do just that – provide support for innovative or collaborative projects in order to help our members reach their goals and have a positive impact on the Wisconsin library ecosystem.

What type of support, you ask? In this first year of the Ideas to Action Fund, WiLS will award a maximum of $25,000 (up to $5,000 per applicant) and a total of 25 hours of WiLS staff time. We recognize that sometimes the barrier to completing a project is not lack of funds, but the lack of time to plan or think about the process. Instead of or in addition to funding, organizations can apply for WiLS staff time to help organize the project or provide expertise in facilitation, survey administration, or other project activities.

We are now accepting proposals! Proposals for the 2018 Ideas to Action Fund can be submitted through May 14 using this application form. Small libraries are especially encouraged to apply.

Awards will be announced and funds will be distributed in June 2018.

For more information on the goals of the Fund and eligibility and requirements, visit our website at

Guest post from WiLS
Posted by Ben Miller, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning



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