Take proper steps to be thorough with your fundraising budget
When planning a fundraising event, an essential element to consider is budgeting. For those new to the process, a budget is simply a quantified, planned financial course of action over a period of time. It attempts to estimate costs and revenues.
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For most schools and organizations, fundraisers bridge the gap between budgets and the money they need in order to operate. Despite the continued rise in childhood and adult obesity and increased attention to humankind’s ecological impact, many fundraisers still rely on the sale of high-calorie, low-nutrient foods or ask supporters to become consumers of incidental items and paper products "to support the cause."
Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities offers innovative and thoughtful options that raise money for your cause without contradicting the physical activity, health, and ecological messages emphasized in your school or organization. In contrast to traditional fundraisers involving food and incidental products, the ideas in Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities encourage personal, community, and environmental health and reinforce the health and social responsibility initiatives in place in your school or organization. With Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities you’ll learn how to involve not just your school or organization but the entire community in health-promoting, environmentally friendly activities.
With Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities, you’ll find a range of ideas—from ink cartridge recycling to a dance competition—and a unique approach to fundraising sure to energize your students, members, and community to meet and exceed your fundraising goals. For educators, each of the activities outlined in the text is based on National Health Education Standards (NHES) and National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards and 21st-century learning outcomes, making this text a great resource for incorporating the health and wellness initiatives of your school into the fundraising plans for your class, club, sport team, or organization.
Activities in the book are grouped according to the level of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for organizing and conducting them. Most activities use similar or commonly used resources often available in a school or organizational setting. You’ll find clear and complete explanations in a standard lesson plan format along with the tools and information you need in order to implement each idea. With background information on various types of fundraisers, how these types are categorized, and guidance on scheduling, implementing, and communication, you’ll have a full picture of what it takes to complete each event.
Get your members and community involved in a project that not only raises money but also gives children exposure to important values such as lifelong wellness, hard work, perseverance, integrity, and civic engagement. Regardless of whether you are new to fundraising or simply searching for new ideas for your next project, Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities offers the tools, information, and inspiration to help you reach your monetary goals in ways that contribute to the health and well-being of your students, members, community, and the environment.
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Preface Chapter 1. Fundraising 101: Implementation and Sequential Planning Chapter 2. Extending Your Fundraising Potential: Social Networking Chapter 3. Lower-Level Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Fundraisers Chapter 4. Mid-Level Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Fundraisers Chapter 5. High-Level Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Fundraisers
About the Authors
As a text for K-12 teachers, recreation centers, before- and
after-school providers, day care providers, nonprofit organizations
searching for ideas on financially supplementing their operating budgets.
Jenine M. De Marzo, EdD, is an assistant professor of health
education in the department of health studies, physical education,
exercise science, and sport management at Adelphi University in Garden
City, New York.
De Marzo has more than 20 years of experience teaching health and
physical education in public and private school settings with diverse
populations. She also has experience in several areas of community and
public health as well as over 20 years of experience as a professional
and volunteer coach working with youth and young adults in college and
She is past president of the Higher Education Section for the New York
State Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS
AHPERD). She is also a member of the Teaching Personal and Social
Responsibility (TPSR) International Alliance.
De Marzo, her husband, Christopher, and their three children, Arianna,
Vittorio, and Giovanni, live in Rockville Centre, New York. In her free
time she enjoys running, camping, and playing softball and soccer.
Anne Gibbone, EdD, is an assistant professor in the department of
health studies, physical education, exercise science, and sport
management at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. She teaches
in the physical education teacher preparation program, specializing in
pedagogy and technology integration.
Gibbone earned her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University.
She is a certified adapted physical educator (CAPE). Formerly, she
worked as a physical education teacher and youth athletics coach in a
variety of settings and sports, including volleyball, basketball, and
lacrosse. She also played and coached both volleyball and lacrosse at
the collegiate level. Gibbone has been an executive board member of the
New York State Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and
Dance (NYS AHPERD) since 2008.
Greg Letter, PhD, is currently an associate professor and program
director of the undergraduate and graduate sport management programs at
Adelphi University. Prior to his seven years at Adelphi University, he
was an assistant professor and program director of the undergraduate
sport communication and graduate sport administration programs at
Mississippi State University for three years and an assistant professor
and program director of the undergraduate sport management and sport
management MBA program at Webber International University for one year.
Major responsibilities included teaching, curriculum review and
development, marketing programs, internship placement, community
outreach and service, and alumni tracking and relations.
Greg earned his PhD in administration and teaching with a concentration
in sport administration from the University of Southern Mississippi
(USM) in 2001. Before becoming a professor, he spent roughly four years
as a graduate assistant under the vice president of administrative
affairs and two years as a graduate teaching assistant in the sport
administration program at USM. He also has retail management experience
at Jumbo Sports, several years of marketing and management experience,
minority ownership of Independence Brewing Company (Philadelphia), and
roughly five years of teaching and coaching experience in Philadelphia
School District, Montgomery County School District (Pennsylvania), and
St. Aloysius Academy in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Catherine Klein, PhD, is an online educator in athletic
administration for Northcentral University. Klein played for the
Canadian national team from 1987 to 1990 and graduated from the State
University of New York at Cortland in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in
physical education. She earned her master’s degree from Kent State
University in 1991 and a PhD in sport administration from the University
of New Mexico in 2007. She has coached youth, high school, college, and
university soccer teams all over the United States. Klein now resides
permanently in Ontario, Canada, where she is actively involved in youth