ERIC Number: ED394182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Dollars for Excellence: Raising Private Money for Private Schools--and Public Schools.
Bunce, Roy K.; Leggett, Stanton
This book was written to help school boards undertake a systematic campaign of fund raising for public schools. The introduction describes the importance of fund raising that grows out of a school district's long-term goals and current programs. The two categories of fund raising include event- and donor-centered fund raising. Section 1 presents an overview of fund raising, including suggestions for identifying potential donors, developing a scale of gifts, communicating and acknowledging donors, and soliciting contributions. Section 2 offers guidelines for establishing and maintaining a complete institutional-development program--designing the program; planning for staff, equipment, space, and budget; and installing and maintaining an appropriate database. A case study describes how a private school developed a long-range fund raising plan. The third section is devoted to strategies for specific program management support: managing public relations and publications projects; organizing events; sponsoring programs; arranging for a specific gift contribution; and conducting a limited campaign. Section 4 describes the governance of the new school board and how to conduct an effective long-range-planning process. An index is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Donors, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Income, Institutional Advancement, Long Range Planning, Management Information Systems, Private Financial Support, Private Schools, Public Relations, Public Schools, School Districts
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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