ERIC Number: ED358892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Foundation Manual for California Community Colleges.
Anderson, James M., Ed.; And Others
Designed to aid the development and organization of effective college foundations in California, this reference guide reviews the purposes of foundations and the steps in their organization, providing sample documents from existing foundations. The manual is divided into 11 sections, the first of which discusses reasons for establishing foundations, highlights characteristics of successful efforts, presents guidelines for writing mission and case statements, provides a sample statement from Coastline Community College, and discusses the California Community College system. Section II describes the organizing of a foundation in California, reviewing two types of foundations: those organized under the state corporate code, and those organized under the education code. This section also provides the text of Chapter 4.5 of the California educational code concerning auxiliary organizations, information on insurance, tax laws for exempt organizations, and procedures for achieving tax exempt status. The third section provides sample articles of incorporation and bylaws for auxiliary and independent foundations, while the next two sections discuss the development and organization of the board of directors. Section VI provides information regarding personnel procedures and a sample ethics statement, and section VII reviews accounting/reporting policies and procedures. Section VIII discusses approaches to fund raising, including capital campaigns, annual and planned giving, and mail campaigns, while section IX describes guidelines for deductibility and procedures for reporting to the Internal Revenue Service. Section X provides a list of professional support organizations and bibliographies for further information. Finally, section XI describes a 1989 survey of 86 California community colleges regarding the existence and characteristics of foundations. (MAB)
Descriptors: Awards, Codes of Ethics, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Fund Raising, Governing Boards, Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Development, Personnel Policy, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing, School Funds, School Support, Taxes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Network of California Community Coll. Foundations, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.; Community Coll. Foundation, Sacramento, CA.