Just remember my organization is Habitat for Humanity Burlington County This is two parts. One PowerPoint Presentation and one Written Assignment. MY ORGANIZATION is Habitat for Humanity Burlington County ------> habitatbcnj.org OVERVIEW The Final Project will allow you to synthesize your understanding of fundraising tactics, strategies, and processes as well as to apply the concepts and tools used in designing, developing, and executing an effective fundraising program. Your project will either provide fundraising strategies (options, tools) for your organization or present the actual development plan for the organization you have been studying. Both options must include a case statement. If you choose the first option, you should explain why certain elements of a fundraising plan are not required or appropriate at this time. The project consists of two parts, a PowerPoint presentation and a written plan, both described fully below. PowerPoint Presentation The "oral presentation" of your plan should be clear, concise, energetic, and persuasive. It should consist of no more than 14 PowerPoint slides (not including the title slide) designed to persuade an audience of your organization’s board of directors of the wisdom of your overall plan. (These slides should be designed to take no more than 20 minutes to present live.) Submit as described below.
Part of your grade will be assessed on your response to the presentations of your classmates. Content of Presentation Your PowerPoint focus should reflect the paper option that you have selected: (1) identifying fundraising strategies [options, tools] for your organization or (2) describing the actual development plan for your organization. Prepare a PowerPoint presentation consisting of 10 to 14 slides (not including the title slide) designed to persuade your classmates (who will be acting in the role of your board of directors) that your fundraising strategies will achieve their goals and objectives. (The strategies are those that you'll present fully in the written part of your final project.) You do not have time to present your entire written plan. In fact, the set of slides you produce should be designed to take no more than 20 minutes to present live. (Use Notes pages in PowerPoint to indicate what you would be saying to accompany each slide.) Focus attention on your tactics and their justification, in contrast, for example, to your organization’s history. Avoid a detailed description of SWOT analysis; use a brief version as a platform to justify your proposed objectives, tactics, evaluation, implementation strategies, and costs. Be concise. No slide should have more than six bullet points and no bullet point should consist of more than six words. How to Submit In the Forum titled "Final Project: PowerPoint Forum,” post your PowerPoint presentation as an attachment to your thread. Comment on ALL of your classmate's presentations by the date indicated in the Course Calendar. Written Plan You will also submit a more detailed written version of your plan (10 to 12 pages in length, approximately 2500 to 3000 words) that provides more detailed information and supporting documents. Listed below are some elements that may be appropriate to cover in writing and presenting a strategic development plan for your organization. The final plan need not follow this outline exactly.
Your goal in writing your plan should be to persuade a handful of your organization’s most important board members; these are individuals who care about achieving greater financial strength for the organization. Analysis of one’s organization (SWOT) and fundraising readiness Outline of fundraising goals, objectives, and principal strategies and the internal case for supporting the campaign Report on prospect research Annual fund plan (i.e., goals and strategies/tactics) Major/special gifts plan Plans for corporate, foundation, and government grants Planned giving plans Overview of stewardship of gifts and grants Information on staffing and volunteer preparation and management Prospect and gift management (IT) system design Master calendar and task assignments Budget and evaluation plans You may use any of the documents you have produced in organization assignments for this course so far that are appropriate, but your final project must also include additional new material and should be organized into a persuasive document. Remember that a written case statement must be included. Your written presentation will be evaluated not only on the quality of its content (How comprehensive, clear, critical, and creative is the treatment of each component? How useful is it to the organization?) but also on its organization, grammar, and persuasiveness