Co-sponsorship is appropriate when there is a clear connection between or benefit to all sponsoring partners. For UMKC Friends of the Library, the events we co-sponsor must align with our mission to provide community support to strengthen collections and services of the UMKC Libraries. This can be extended to include our support of the UMKC Libraries’ mission and strategic plan.
Decisions regarding sponsorship will be determined by a vote of the Friends’ boards of directors based upon the answers provided below, available budgeted funds, and in consideration of other pending proposals or commitments. You are welcome to request any amount, however typical requests range from $50 – $500 with average funding levels between $100 and $250 per event. If funded, the board requests a follow-up report be submitted within 30 days of the event including but not limited to information about the number of attendees or participants, amount of funds raised (if applicable), and an assessment of the event’s overall effectiveness at drawing the intended audience.