ERIC Number: ED407047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Maximizing Your Grant Development: A Guide for CEOs.
Foundation Development Abstracts, v3 n3 Sep 1993
Since most private and public sources of external funding generally expect increased effort and accountability, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) at two-year colleges must inform faculty and staff that if they do not expend extra effort their college will not receive significant grants. The CEO must also work with the college's professional development officer to evaluate funding proposals based on the population served by the funding source, which college programs are successful, institutional needs, and the college's goals and mission. The CEO and development officer must view the institution as a competitive product to be sold to external funding sources. Generally, two-year colleges have the best chance of receiving grants if a large number of their students are from underrepresented groups, their service areas are economically depressed, and some of their programs receive state or national recognition. It is important that CEOs set realistic expectations and communicate those expectations to the resource development staff. Finally, suggestions for CEOs to improve resource development include the following: (1) have resource development officers report directly to them; (2) allow officers to be involved in institutional planning; (3) give officers academic administrative rank; (4) communicate how much time should be spent on private sector fundraising versus proposal writing to government agencies; and (5) be sensitive to the development officer's needs for time to think and write. (HAA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Network of California Community Coll. Foundations, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.