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Simon Tanner
Department of Digital Humanities,
King’s College London
Twitter: @SimonTanner
Slides available a...
Getting started
• Formulate your ideas – think sub-divisions/modules
• Develop project or proposal outline
• Consider part...
Different Sources of Funding
• Foundations – public and private
• Public money
– Government funding
– Local / Regional fun...
Different Sources of Funding
www.fundraisingdirectory.com
www.acf.org.uk
www.turn2us.org.uk
@SimonTanner
Different Sources of Funding
@SimonTanner
http://www.hlf.org.uk/
Modify your approach
according to the opportunity
http://simon-tanner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/supporting-culture-through-ch...
The proposal
What is it?
• A written presentation to another party in
order to gain its acceptance
@SimonTanner
The functions of a proposal
• Represents a project, activity, program or
function to undertake in response to a need
• Req...
The Funding Proposal
• the need
– the proposed solution
– the result of the solution
– the market need and the audience ne...
Planning for Persuasion
@SimonTanner
Cause & Effect?
@SimonTanner
• Describes the conditions in a certain place at a
certain time for a particular group of people
• Describes what needs to...
The proposal: need
• Clear relationship to a mission and a purpose
• Focus on a need in a broader community,
not on yourse...
The proposal: need
• Focus on what you can accomplish
• What need YOU have a solution for
• Collaborative projects are att...
Objectives/Strategies/Outcomes
• What will you accomplish?
– Derived directly from the need statement
• Indicate action an...
The proposal: evaluation
• Outputs are facts
• e.g. Online History Project
– number of items digitized
– number of users l...
The proposal: evaluation
• Outputs may not tell us if our goals and objectives were
met
• Evaluation - how did we do?
• Me...
@SimonTanner
www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/impact.html
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Raising Funds for Digitisation

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Presentation on funding and financing digitisation projects given at the Museum Librarians and Archivists Group (MLAG) Conference 2015 - The D-Word: tips and tricks for digitising library & archive collections.

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Raising Funds for Digitisation

  1. 1. @SimonTanner Simon Tanner Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London Twitter: @SimonTanner Slides available at: www.slideshare.net/KDCS/ Raising funds for digitisation 24/04/2015 06:30 ENC Public Talk 19 February 2013 1
  2. 2. Getting started • Formulate your ideas – think sub-divisions/modules • Develop project or proposal outline • Consider partnerships and collaborations • Identify potential funders – matchmaking • Prepare proposal • Target the proposal • If you get funds – administer the grant well! @SimonTanner
  3. 3. Different Sources of Funding • Foundations – public and private • Public money – Government funding – Local / Regional funding – Lottery funding – Research Councils, etc. • Corporate funding • Private funds – Personal wealth – Community contribution • Any other suggestions? @SimonTanner
  4. 4. Different Sources of Funding www.fundraisingdirectory.com www.acf.org.uk www.turn2us.org.uk @SimonTanner
  5. 5. Different Sources of Funding @SimonTanner http://www.hlf.org.uk/
  6. 6. Modify your approach according to the opportunity http://simon-tanner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/supporting-culture-through-charitable.html @SimonTanner
  7. 7. The proposal What is it? • A written presentation to another party in order to gain its acceptance @SimonTanner
  8. 8. The functions of a proposal • Represents a project, activity, program or function to undertake in response to a need • Request for the allocation of resources • Instrument of persuasion • Promise to the funder to do certain things in certain ways • A plan that serves as guidelines for the implementation of the activity @SimonTanner
  9. 9. The Funding Proposal • the need – the proposed solution – the result of the solution – the market need and the audience needs • the activities to be carried out – the way they will be accomplished – the number and type of staff needed – the management of the project – the required equipment and facilities – the cost – the starting and completion dates @SimonTanner
  10. 10. Planning for Persuasion @SimonTanner
  11. 11. Cause & Effect? @SimonTanner
  12. 12. • Describes the conditions in a certain place at a certain time for a particular group of people • Describes what needs to change or what will be changed by the proposal • This is often the motivator • If the funder agrees with the need, you have them “hooked” Statement of problem/need/purpose @SimonTanner
  13. 13. The proposal: need • Clear relationship to a mission and a purpose • Focus on a need in a broader community, not on yourself • Support assertions with evidence • The need should be expressed in a way that is consistent with your ability to respond • Make it easy to read; avoid jargon. Assume a non-expert reader @SimonTanner
  14. 14. The proposal: need • Focus on what you can accomplish • What need YOU have a solution for • Collaborative projects are attractive to some funders • Models – if your solution can act as a model, mention this – “addressing the need on a larger level through the development of model program” @SimonTanner
  15. 15. Objectives/Strategies/Outcomes • What will you accomplish? – Derived directly from the need statement • Indicate action and a measurable result • How would the situation look if the need were satisfied? – Who would benefit and how? • State outcomes, not methods at this point – the result of an activity, not the activity itself • Be REALISTIC @SimonTanner
  16. 16. The proposal: evaluation • Outputs are facts • e.g. Online History Project – number of items digitized – number of users logged – number of students who write essays based on web based materials – number of teachers who use online resources @SimonTanner
  17. 17. The proposal: evaluation • Outputs may not tell us if our goals and objectives were met • Evaluation - how did we do? • Measure Outcomes & Impacts – has our target audience changed or improved skills, attitudes, knowledge, behavior, status, or life condition in any identifiable way? @SimonTanner
  18. 18. @SimonTanner www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/impact.html

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