Calling All Rice Leaders… Goal Setting/Establishing Group Expectations by: “ Building and Maintaining an Effective Team” Paul J. Sutera, Leadership Giving Officer http://giving.rice.edu/studentaffairs April 17, 2005
Assistant Director of Development – Student Affairs
started in the Spring ’04 with the purpose of coordinating and supporting fundraising efforts from young alumni for various Student Affairs programs and organizations; training and educating student affairs staff and students in fundraising operations and opportunities; and helping develop among student leaders and appreciation for the role of philanthropy at Rice.
Setting Goals – The vital element in any good fundraising plan is a set of clear, specific, and articulated goals. A good way to produce these goals is to meet with all organization members and your advisor (for historical perspective) and have a brainstorming session.
Why do you want to/need to raise funds?
Why do you think someone would give to your organization?
Who would give? Could you utilize the local community? Student body? Former students?
Would YOU give to your own organization?
What is the goal (in dollars) for contributions for this year? Next year?
What resources are available to your committee?
How many hours per week is your group willing to spend towards the fundraising effort?
What fundraising activities were undertaken in the past? Were they effective?
Established this Spring ’05 to benefit student clubs and organizations. Funding comes from a variety of programs; however, the monies are donations from alumni. Will be administered through Student Activities. Available funds will vary year-to-year based on alumni gifts to this fund. This year monies from the Owl Parade, Kroger/Randall's Affinity Program, donations from alumni solicitation, etc started the account.
Dr. Bill Wilson Student Initiative Grant –
The grant provides support for an innovative or entrepreneurial student project to improve student activities or campus life. BE CREATIVE. The money can be used for any worthwhile student project, however salaries and/or travel will not be supported. Proposals are due on a date to be determined each fall and the award is approximately $5500. Any Rice student may submit a proposal. Proposals can be sent to Dr. Bill Wilson Grant, c/o Master, Wiess College, MS-738.
Offers an avenue to fund individual projects. Awarded proposals promote service, foster leadership development, incorporate innovation, plan for sustainability, and/or exhibit creativity. The President provides funding for the program. Projects are not restricted to efforts on campus and can benefit a community of the student's choosing – this is an opportunity to be visionary and bold! www.ruf.rice.edu/~leading/leaderpages/envision.html
Community Service Grant –
The Dean of Undergraduates allocates funds to this grant for the exclusive use of community service organizations and programs. These funds are separate from the President's Programming Fund and the Student Activity Fund. www.rice.edu/service/
Why was this fund established? Created by the Division of Student Affairs, to support individual or group academic research projects. There are two deadlines for fund allocation (one each semester). Who can apply for this money? This fund may be used for all academic or research projects by individuals or groups of students. This includes, but is not limited to, academic publications, research symposia, conference travel, etc. Student organizations are not eligible for this fund. How do I apply? Fill out the form on the website at http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~stact/Acadres.html
Staffing Alumni Events –
Staffing alumni events (Homecoming, Families Weekend, Beer Bike Tent, etc) is something that clubs/organizations have done in the past for Jennifer Harding, Director of University Events. Her contact information is harding@ or x6094.
Clubs can seek fund raising opportunities in the Athletic Department during both fall and spring semester. Fall 1) Clean up after football events (20-25 students) $500.00 -about a 4 hour duty. 2) Volleyball Games -- need rotators -- people to throw ball back to the server. About $15.00 per match. Spring Baseball Games - clean up afterwards (10 students) $100.00 -about a 2 hour duty. For more information contact Michael Shockley in the Athletic Department at x8785 or mshock@.
Outdoor Activities & Trips –
The Recreation Center has funds available for students to help finance outdoor trips and activities during the fall semester. If you are leading an outdoor trip or just planning to do an outdoor excursion during the semester, go to the Recreation website for more information.
A quick plug!! The Culture of Philanthropy Fall 2005 1 credit Monday Evenings from 7pm – 9pm Hanszen College Sponsored Class
Outside the Box Thinking: ‘Arresting’ your favorite administrator – www.hartfordinformer.com/global_user_elements/printpage.cfm?storyid=656239
Water Polo “Pancake” Sale….after hours
Princeton Review: Many opportunities… La Shandra Haynes ( [email_address] ) OR 832/476-4336 Ext. 1736
Corporate Matching Program – a gift that is made on condition it be matched within a certain period, either on a one-to-one basis or in accordance with some other formula such as a gift by a corporation matching a gift by one of its employees.