ERIC Number: ED184662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Finding Funds for Kids.
Shorey, Clyde E., Jr.
Fund raising should be considered a major part of the business of every voluntary organization, even if the organization has relatively small fund raising goals. Voluntary agencies concerned with children should keep in mind the following: (1) public fund raising campaigns can provide a substantial proportion of the funding requirements of many organizations, (2) the voluntary health agencies themselves are a source of funds, and (3) influencing federal, state and local government programs as sources of funds for kids is extremely important. At the March of Dimes fund raising is a big business; the organization raises over $62 million a year through its public campaign. The March of Dimes' objective in the next few years will be to seek a greater number of larger gifts plus expanded support from corporations. The area of corporate giving has not really been tapped. Mail campaigns are a growing source of funds, but a massive campaign is not necessary for success. Public campaigns can also provide a fair proportion of the funding requirements of many organizations. For effective advocacy campaigns at the national level, it is necessary to establish contacts among the constituents of every Congressional Representative and Senator. The March of Dimes not only seeks funding but also has been providing research grants to others since its beginning in 1938. It funds innovative research and gives grants to provider institutions to establish new services or facilities. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: March of Dimes
Note: Paper presented at the How to Find Funds for Kids: A National Training Conference (Washington, DC, February 11-13, 1980).