ERIC Number: ED424319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Resource Development for Youth Service Professionals.
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, Silver Spring, MD.; Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Resource development is one of the most critical tasks facing directors of nonprofit organizations. Recipients of Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) grants from the Department of Health and Human Services may not use federal dollars to raise additional funds, but they do use private donations and other means to support their efforts to leverage additional resources. This publication was designed to help FYSB grantees enhance such efforts. It contains lessons learned by youth service professionals who have successfully developed the resources necessary to serve young people and their families. Chapter 1, "Resource Development as Strategic Planning," concentrates on resource development in the context of organizational strategic planning. Chapter 2, "Assessing What the Organization Has To Offer," focuses on using that planning process to analyze what youth organizations have to offer. Chapter 3, "Research: A Fundamental Step in Developing Resources," explores options for conducting research on available resources, and chapter 4, "Drafting the Solicitation," presents guidelines for drafting solicitations in letter and proposal form. The first appendix lists some Internet search engines for resources development use, and the second appendix lists national and corporate foundations that fund youth services as well as books, journals, and other resources related to youth services development. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Family and Youth Services Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, Silver Spring, MD.; Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.