Budgets, Data and Statistics


2020 Webinar–Finding Grants and Donations:  A Realistic Guide Grants webinar recording.  Grants webinar slides

Foundations in Wisconsin

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center, and has excellent databases and other resources that can be used at the library.  Also watch for special training opportunities there!

The Foundation Center has information about funders available free from its website.

Library Grants is a blog with regular updates about national grant opportunities

Wisconsin Common Grant Application form

Minnesota Common Grant Application form

Want to learn how to use Quickbooks? Contact Juli Button.

NEW 2020 Program Tracking tools

The DPI has released new year-round data collection tools to use in completing the annual report. There’s an excel spreadsheet and a training video. The new resources specifically address programs and self-directed activities.

2018 Budget Presentation

Visualization and Infographics

In a Nutshell

1. Keep  simple.

2. Target your audience.

3. Answer their questions.

4. Show, don’t tell.

5. Fact check.


Yes, you can use Canva to make an infographic, like in this video tutorial. Piktochart gives you more options.

Review and compare 19 free online infographic tools.

The gold standard is Tableau, and they have a free version. The learning curve and steep requirements are steep. See what South Central Library System did with it.

Tips and Tricks


Learn from the experts: 5 tips from Tableau.

12 Tips: A good summary of best practices.



Visual communication theory from an industry leader.