Fundraising Campaigns

Title Abstract Publication Date
Fund Development for Science Facilities. A college president shares his advice on the critical elements of a capital campaign program for science facilities. 08/31/2002
Funding Building Projects in a Tough Economy Outlines sources for hidden funding to help construct and maintain school buildings, including local and state tax revenues, with some limited support from state and small federal initiatives; Local... 03/31/2012
Fundraising Basics for Private School Facilities. This report examines the process behind setting up and implementing a capital campaign: a program for raising money for new or renovated facilities at private K-12 schools. The report briefly covers... 12/31/2008
Fundraising for Educators This web page is compiled by Michigan State University Libraries as a starting point for elementary and secondary school administrators and teachers who are interested in learning more about...
Fundraising Help and Information. Links to information about nonprofit fundraising compiled by the About.com web site. Includes a collection of articles, planning for fundraising, new ideas, donor management software, and practical...
Fundraising Today and Tomorrow. Reports on a National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) national survey of school administrators, trying to uncover the trends that are shaping school fundraising today-and what the... 12/31/2000
Helping Donors Donate. Describes how a growing trend toward donor-advised funds, which function much like the creation of a private foundation, is helping higher education establish stronger ties to large donors. 03/31/2003
Leave No Dollar Behind. Private Giving In Public Schools. Information on private giving in public schools, compiled by ProjectAppleseed, The National Campaign for Public School Improvement.
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation's Community Improvement Grants. Every year, Lowes awards $3 million to nonprofit organizations and K-12 public schools. Grants to public schools must be used for community-improvement initiatives, including building repairs or...
Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns: A Compendium of Articles from Ideas & Perpectives and To The Point. Articles include 1) Stability Markers: 10 Characteristics of the Major Gifts Program; 2) Wanted: A Great Development Director; 3)The Role of the Head in Fund Raising; 4) Readiness for a Capital... 12/31/1999
Making Technology Pay for Itself. Discusses fund raising for school technology projects using the Internet. Web sites where federal government funding sources can be found are listed as are sites with more than 130 federal bulletin... 04/30/1998
Making the Grade: Public Schools Raise Millions with Sophisticated Techniques. In a growing number of cities and towns, fund raising for public schools is becoming increasingly ambitious and sophisticated. Many school districts have full-time fund raisers. As local governments... 08/20/2003
Moving a School District Into Big-Time Fund Raising. Fund raising is a billion dollar business in America, but the public schools have been slow to jump on the bandwagon. If public schools are to compete for needed dollars with private schools,... 11/30/2001
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) NAIS is a voluntary membership organization for over 1,100 schools and associations in the United States and abroad, and is the national institutional advocate for independent precollegiate education...
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) NCEA is a professional membership organization that has been providing leadership and service to Catholic education since 1904. Offers case studies and numerous publications on development issues,...
Parents Buy In to Paying For the Basics. With the downturn in the economy, increasing numbers of parents are being asked to raise money for the necessities of public schooling: desks, teachers' salaries, and building improvements. Some... 02/12/2003
Parents, the Cornerstone for New Capital Projects 12/31/1997
Philanthropic Support for Public Education in the Southwest Region This report examines the relationship between philanthropy (gifts and grants provided by private foundations and business concerns)and public schools in five states -- Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico... 11/30/2000
Philanthropy at Independent Schools. Third Edition. This book covers fund raising for independent school heads, development directors, and trustees. It offers detailed guidance on: techniques to make trustees better fund raisers, segmenting and... 12/31/2008
Preparing Your Capital Campaign (An Excellence in Fund Raising Workbook Series publication) Covers the following topics: 1) understanding the capital campaign; 2) getting the organization ready; 3) launching the project; 4)conducting a feasibility study; 5) building the campaign framework;... 12/31/1999
Primer on School Funding. Summarizes state and local school funding sources and the history of direct and indirect federal funding of school construction. Types of federal, state, and private grants are described. 05/31/2005
Private Funds for Public Schools Discusses sources of nontraditional revenue for public school systems: the result of donor activities (the solicitation of goods, services, and money via direct and indirect donations); enterprise... 10/31/2000
Private Schools Learn Benefits of Bond Issues. Faced with rising enrollments and long-deferred maintenance and renovation needs, private K-12 schools now see debt financing as a way to pay for projects too costly for their typical capital-... 05/19/1998
Public Bonds for Private Schools. In Virginia, a change in law gives private schools access to tax-exempt financing through industrial development authorities. Colleges and universities have used tax-exempt bonds for many years, and... 01/31/1999
Questions and Answers on Gift Substantiation and Quid Pro Quo Disclosure Statement Requirements for Private Schools. The guide answers questions concerning annual giving/capital campaigns, special events, and auctions. Specific topics covered include: under what circumstances to acknowledge a gift, how to... 12/31/1993

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