FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS FOR SCHOOL FACILITIES
Information on planning and conducting a school facilities capital campaign, including general fundraising principles and practices, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.
References to Books and Other Media
Philanthropy at Independent Schools. Third Edition.
(National Association of Independent Schools, Washington DC, 2009)
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 scheduling the annual fund, the nuts and bolts of capital campaigns, step-by-step advice on starting (and finding time for) a planned giving program, why major gifts must be a top priority. This updated edition offers a new chapter on policies and guidelines, including gift valuation and planned giving and endowment policies. Includes sample development and campaign plans, gift tables, budget forms, and gift-acceptance policies. 200p.TO ORDER: http://transact.nais.org/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=B127
Fundraising Basics for Private School Facilities.
Roach, Arthur H.
(National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC , 2009)
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 tax information regarding gifts to institutions then offers advice for setting up a comprehensive development program, including fundraising software and tips on implementing all the components of a development program. Campaign planning issues are discussed on using fundraising consultants, drafting and assembling specific campaign documents, conducting a feasibility or planning study, and developing a campaign strategy. Final comments explore what to expect and be prepared for while conducting a capital campaign. 5p.
References to Journal Articles
Funding Building Projects in a Tough Economy
District Administration; Apr 2012
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 School Construction Bonds and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds; Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program and the Impact Aid Facilities Maintenance Program; Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Program and the State Charter School Incentive Grants Program; Department of Defense Military Construction Program; State Energy Program Grants; Department of Agriculture Rural Community Facilities Program. Also describes competitive grant funds from federal or state agencies or from private grants awarded by community and corporate foundations.
American School and University; v82 n2 , p40-42 ; Oct 2009
Discusses the necessity of recycling disused electronics and the advantages of removing their clutter from the school premises. Hosting an electronics recycling event is a fund-raising opportunity for schools, and advice on organizing one and securing the financial arrangement is included.