You will work individually for this assignment. You are hired as a new development officer for a local art museum that is financially struggling. You have been charged with developing a fund-raising program. Write a memo that addresses the following:
Questions to answer:
What issues/factors should be considered to develop an effective fund-raising strategy and why? Be specific.
How should fund-raising relate to other organizational functions?
What specific suggestions/programs/events that you propose, given the fact that this organization have no money?
What are the challenges that you anticipate in implementing your suggestions? What are the possible alternatives to overcome those challenges? Be sure to justify your positions.
The Issue Brief should be at least 800 words and no more than 1100 words (This will be a challenge so be very specific and succinct. Make smart choice of words), double-spaced, plus a references page and any appendices for tables, graphs, charts, or any other supportive materials. This issue brief should be of very high professional quality, carefully edited and proofread, and ready to send to a board of directors/executive. Subheadings and internal organization are always welcome.
Evaluation: The points that I will look in the assignment include the following:
Appropriate application of concepts and reading material to the hypothetical situation as described in the assignment.
Recommendations are put forward, and other possible approaches are considered and addressed or refuted.
Writing addresses the appropriate audience and is grammatically correct, clear, and well organized.
Information is presented in innovating ways, including the use of online media, such as YouTube, blogs, websites, and so on. For example, you can create a short YouTube video, blog or website as a suggested sample for fundraising.
Instructions for PowerPoint Slides:
The presentation should include:
Your name and title of the presentation
Introduction to the topic and your rationale for why you choose this topic/issue
Explanation of the current issue-background/facts/other supporting information
Analysis-Link the issue with the concepts from the readings of the lessons.
Provide suggestions/recommendation/alternative thoughts on the event/issue
Pose at least 2 questions
Provide your thoughts about these two questions and invite others to comment.
Please choose something interesting and thought-provoking. The presentation should be no longer than 10 minutes. There are no fix number of slides required, however, your presentation should include the above mentioned 7 items. You are free to include any other relevant information to make your presentation interesting and thoughtful.