ERIC Number: ED297826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Excellence in Educational Fund Raising at America's Community Colleges and a Key Resources Guide for Educational Fund Raising.
Ryan, G. Jeremiah
Designed to encourage and inform community college efforts to secure private financial support, this literature review and resource guide examine the current status of fund raising at community colleges and list pertinent information sources. After introductory comments advocate increased community college involvement in fund raising, the paper cites statistics showing the trends in and payoffs of such involvement. This section reveals increases in total amounts raised and in corporate and foundation giving. The next section examines barriers to community college fund-raising activities, and looks at ways that some colleges have overcome them. Next, the characteristics of successful fund-raising programs are reviewed; e.g., a defined plan of activity that relates specific programs to development prospects; a well-organized, active, and community-based board of directors; a committed and active president; and dedication of college resources to the effort. Information is then provided on the community colleges that have had the most success in fund raising over the past 5 years. Next, research and efforts to encourage fund raising are cited. The attached resource guide lists associations that can provide support and information, defines terms, and lists books and articles on alumni giving, case studies of successful programs, corporate giving, the establishment of community college foundations, the role of the foundation's executive director, the non-financial functions of the foundation, the college president's role, public colleges and private giving, revenue enhancement, specially funded programs, success criteria, strategies for fundraising, and trustees and foundation boards. (AYC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Monroe Community Coll., Rochester, NY. Office of Institutional Advancement.