ERIC Number: ED370697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Keeping the Lights On: Fundraising for Family Support Programs.
Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.; National Resource Center for Family Support Programs, Chicago, IL.
This monograph is designed for family support professionals who struggle with the challenges of finding the optimal mix of revenue sources with limited staff and resources. It contains nine articles that offer a variety of perspectives from people who work in the family support field either as program providers or as funders. The articles offer advice and suggestions for raising revenues and tapping into various funding sources, and offer descriptions of successful programs. The articles are: (1) "Development 101: A Few Basics" (Susan Oliver); (2) "Stone Soup: Fundraising in the Trenches" (Carolyn Micklem); (3) "Special Events Fundraising: A Common Sense Approach" (Gretchen S. Vapnar); (4) "Charging Fees for Services" (Christine Vogel); (5) "The Survival of Family Support Programs: A Funder's Perspective" (Margaret M. Petruska); (6) "Building Partnerships with Local Foundations" (Linda Lipton); (7) "The United Way of Chicago: An Invitation" (Roger Fox); (8) "Obtaining Public Funding for Programs to Strengthen Families" (Hedy Chang and Cecelia Leong); and (9) "A Halloween Fundraiser Benefits the New Orleans Parenting Center" (Peter Silvern). A resource directory identifies libraries with extensive not-for-profit development collections, suggests books and periodicals, and lists organizations that provide fundraising resources to the not-for-profit community. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Family Programs, Fund Raising, Grantsmanship, Nonprofit Organizations, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Public Support
Family Resource Coalition, 200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1520, Chicago, IL 60604.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.; National Resource Center for Family Support Programs, Chicago, IL.