Friends of the Madison Public Library

aka FMPL   |   Madison, NJ   |  https://friendsmadisonnjlibrary.org/

Mission

The Friends of the Madison Library (FMPL) was established in 1938 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run by volunteers. Our mission is to stimulate public interest and community use of the library’s resources and services and provide fundraising support. After expenses, the money raised is designated to go to the library to help finance materials, services, programs, technology and improvements that are not covered in the regular library budget.

Notes from the nonprofit

A Snap Shot of How FMPL supports the Madison Public Library in 2019 (Pre Pandemic) Patrons of the library include residents of all ages from Madison and surrounding communities. FMPL is proud to say that our regular annual contribution of $40,000 has been constant at since the 1990’s to 2019. In 2019 FMPL fundraising efforts resulted in: • Contributing over $50,000 to the collection and programming, including funding all costs of the Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults. • Enhancing the area for teens by purchasing new furniture for the teen center. • Continued funding of the Museum Pass Program that now offers passes to 15 local and NYC museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). • Helping to fund the 35th year of eight free lectures in the Summer Seminar Series at the Madison Senior Center. • Providing support to deliver the Madison Library’s bi-monthly newsletter and Constant Contact Platform for E-newsletters to library patrons.

Ruling year info

1956

Chair and President

Mrs. Pamela Hogan, MBA

Main address

39 Keep St

Madison, NJ 07940 USA

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EIN

22-6094180

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Recruitment of qualified, experienced and enthusiastic volunteers is one of our continuing challenges.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Minicourses at Madison Library (New Jersey)

The Minicourses at Madison Library is an established humanities program that began in 1992. The Friends of the Madison Library seek to expand human perspectives through education, social interaction, and community pride through this program.

This program draws an audience from Madison and towns throughout Morris, Essex, Union, and Somerset counties. With volunteers assuming the administration of this program it has become a major source of funding to the Madison Public Library.

The success of the program is attributed primarily to the high quality and popularity of the teachers and the affordable price as compared to university enrollment. These are non-credit courses and there are no examinations. Each course consists of 5 sessions that run an hour and a half to two hours with a short break. Surveys show that participants view these courses as both a personal social and educational highlight for them.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Touch a Truck is a family-friendly community event that has been held since 2008 in cooperation with the Madison YMCA and the Madison Rotary.
At the most recent Touch a Truck event 1,300 people attended. Twenty-six trucks lined up, with children exploring each vehicle as well as, enjoying magic shows, animal balloons, and face painting. It is truly an embracing community event with local businesses, police, fire, ambulance, public works, and electric utility services participating.
All of the proceeds go directly to the Madison Public Library to support programs for children, teenagers, and adults and to purchase books and media.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Service Award 2018

New Jersey Library Association (NJLA)

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This matrix represents the in-person minicourse programs. There were 13 courses in 2018, 14 courses in 2019, and 6 courses in 2020. I

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This Metrix represents the Touch A Truck community event held every other year. 2020 public gatherings were not allowed due to the pandemic.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A special 2020 Challenge Campaign focused on community leaders is reflected in the strong number of new donors for 2020.

Number of press releases developed and distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This matric represents digital and published press releases.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Note that 2020 a world pandamic influenced all economies. This metric represents the core of our mission - funding the Madison Public Library (NJ).

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Provide the Madison Public Library with the financial resources to be an outstanding, vibrant and welcoming community organization.

Our goals will be attained by successfully executing our strategic plan.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Friends of the Madison Public Library

Board of directors
as of 3/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Pamela Hogan

Marsha Gepford

FMPL

Linda Holm

FMPL

Adrienne Novak

FMPL

Jen Bauman

FMPL

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/7/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/07/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.