ERIC Number: ED358893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Foundation Development Abstracts, 1991.
Anderson, James M., Ed.
Foundation Development Abstracts, v1 n1-4 Sep 1990-Dec 1991
This series of brief two-page essays is published quarterly by the Network of California Community College Foundations to address topics related to development activities typically conducted by educational foundations. Volume 1 includes "Your Message is as Clear as Your Mission Statement," by Pat Rasmussen and James M. Anderson, which suggests that due to low public awareness of college missions, mission statements are crucial in both fund raising and heightening awareness. The essay provides tips on writing a mission statement, examples of clear mission statements, and a description of the close connection between foundation and college missions. "Meeting the Challenge: How To Get a Planned Gifts Program Started," by Don Love, explains the market for planned giving, the definition of planned giving, types of planned gifts, the purpose of such gifts, and steps required for getting started. "Writing for Dollars: Proposals to Foundations and Corporations," by Ann Ransford, discusses various aspects of grantsmanship and the elements of successful attempts to attain grants. Finally, "Major Gifts or 'How to Land the Big Ones'," by Richard P. Codd, highlights the steps in soliciting money from large donors, including preparation and research, locating a donor, preparing a presentation, record keeping, and recognizing donors, and discusses possible pitfalls. (MAB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Network of California Community Coll. Foundations, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.