Florida Library Friends, Foundations and Boards
The State Library & Archives of Florida provides assistance in the establishment and development of Friends Groups,
and in the enhancement of library advisory boards through continuing education opportunities and technical assistance.
- Registering a non-profit in Florida
The Florida Department of Revenue has assembled information on federal and state requirements for non-profit organizations.
- Sales tax information for Friends groups
Non-profits and other groups conducting book sales, operating stores, and engaging in other types of business activity are subject to Florida's Sales and Use Tax.
- Handouts from 2007 Workshops for Friends, Foundations and Boards on "Communicating the Value of Your Library"
- Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA)
Friends of Libraries U.S.A. is a nationwide membership organization of local friends groups and individuals established to motivate and support local friends groups.
- Free DVD: Your Public Library-Keeping Your Community Connected
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has provided an eight-minute DVD and accompanying brochure to help library advocates inspire ongoing local support. This tool is designed to launch conversations with local government and community partners. It includes persuasive statistics, library patron stories, and a call to action for community members and leaders.
Request a copy by sending an e-mail request to USlibraries@gatesfoundation.org.
For More Information
Florida Friends of the Library Web Sites
Florida Library Foundation Web Sites
= External websites not maintained by the Department of State