ByWater Solutions $1,500 Fundraising Challenge

EveryLibrary today announces a new “Monthly Donor Challenge” from ByWater Solutions, a leading provider of Koha open source ILS solutions.

EveryLibrary today announces a new “Monthly Donor Challenge” from ByWater Solutions, a leading provider of Koha open source ILS solutions.

ByWater Solutions is pledging a $1,500 donation to EveryLibrary when 15 new personal donors contribute at least $10 each month as reoccurring donors before September 10th. Donations can be made at to support our work with library Vote YES committees across the country in November 2014.

ByWater Solutions is donating to help EveryLibrary expand its grassroots campaigns and work building voter support for libraries. “We want to see EveryLibrary have the resources it needs”, says Brendan Gallagher, co-owner and CEO of ByWater. “The impact they have on library funding at the ballot box is new, important, and impressive. We want to encourage people to become monthly donors because those donations are the base for growth.”

Since early 2013, EveryLibrary has successfully supported over a dozen bond, levy, parcel tax, and other referendum campaigns for libraries, helping to secure more than $40 million in stable tax revenue for these libraries. John Chrastka, EveryLibrary executive director, says, “ByWater Solution’s donation adds capacity to our work consulting and advising campaigns through the remainder of 2014. Mr. Gallagher and his team understand the library advocacy ecosystem, and we are proud of their support.”

Personal donors are asked to make reoccurring contributions of at least $10/month through to help EveryLibrary meet this challenge. For every dollar EveryLibrary spends on campaigns, we have helped secure over $3,300 in stable operating revenue for libraries. Follow EveryLibrary on Twitter and Facebook for updates on this 15 donor / $1,500 challenge from ByWater Solutions.

About ByWater Solutions:
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit

About EveryLibrary:
EveryLibrary is a politically active organization that is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations, and unions nationwide who believe that libraries matter in our society. You can learn more about EveryLibrary and its work building voter support for libraries and set up a monthly donation at


Contact: John Chrastka
Executive Director
[email protected]

Embargoed until September 2nd, 2014


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