ERIC Number: ED205351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Securing Funding in Rural Programs for Young Handicapped Children. Making It Work in Rural Communities. A Rural Network Monograph.
Garland, Corinne Welt, Comp.
The problem of securing funds to support programs for the young handicapped child is a major one for rural service providers. The process of securing funds from within the rural community itself should include nine steps: (1) defining the needy; (2) determining responsibility; (3) identifying resources; (4) considering the message; (5) choosing the targets; (6) building the fund raising team; (7) developing public relations strategies; (8) executing the fund raising event(s), i.e., walk-a-thons, cook-offs, auctions, square dances, arts and crafts shows, contests, fashion shows; and (9) evaluating the results. State funds may be available, but to secure the funds for rural programs may require that program directors: develop a knowledge of their state; project an image of competence, dependability, and enthusiasm; disseminate information about their project; create an advisory council; and diversify sources of funding or coordinate services. The $47.7 billion contributed to philanthropic causes in 1980 provides positive incentive for programs to solicit private contributions from individuals (as bequests or deferred giving), corporations (including corporate matching gifts and employee group-giving within corporations), and foundations. (NEC)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Private Financial Support, Public Support, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Special Education
Rural Network, College of Education, Room 27, Horrabin Hall, Western Illinois Univ., Macomb, IL 61455 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Coll. of Education.
Note: The Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) Rural Network is an association of professionals representing educational programs for young handicapped children in rural communities.