Fundraising

Imagine the Challenge: Building Community Capacity Through Developing Teachers' and Students' Information and Communications Technology Skills (2000)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

Participating in Imagine the Challenge helped both students and teachers at four schools develop their information and communications technology (ICT) skills and, at the same time, build a global community.

Between September 1999 and January 2000, a Canadian runner named David Adie ran more than 5,000 kilometres between the east and the west coasts of Australia as part of the international Steps 2 Peace project.

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Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament for Literacy 2010 [Video - 5:02] (2010)

This video features British Columbia blues singer Jim Byrnes performing a song he wrote in honour of the late Peter Gzowski. In 1986, the Canadian journalist and broadcaster founded the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament, which has since raised more than $12 million for literacy initiatives.

The song, entitled “A Man and His Dream,” is heard as photographs from PGI events across Canada appear on the screen.

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2012-10-02

Rick Mercer Report: Peter Gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament for Literacy [Video - 9:09] (2010)

In 1986, Canadian broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski organized a golf tournament to raise funds for literacy. That tournament, the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI), evolved into a nation-wide annual event that has raised more than $12 million to support literacy initiatives in the provinces and territories where the PGIs are held.

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2012-09-25

New Brunswick Directory of English Language Literacy Programs (2011)

This directory lists programs and initiatives that provide literacy education and support in New Brunswick. The first section lists province-wide initiatives that offer programs or services in many communities around New Brunswick, while subsequent sections list local programs and initiatives by county.

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2012-07-16

Powerful Partnerships through fundraising, marketing, and public relations (2006)

This manual, published by Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO), is aimed at grassroots organizations trying to strengthen community support for their work.

The authors have included a detailed guide to raising money, including a discussion of the pros and cons of various fundraising ideas; real-life examples of successful fundraising campaigns; and suggestions for making the best use of volunteers’ time.

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2011-10-25

Sing for Literacy Toolkit (2009)

Sing for Literacy is the theme of the 2010 Family Literacy Day in Canada. This toolkit provides information on how to host a sing-a-long in your community to raise money and awareness for literacy. It offers a checklist on how to register and organize an event, provides links to internet sites, as well as sample letters to the media and supporters. Suggested events include Karaoke nights, caroling, campfire songs and guest singers.

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2010-01-20

Proposal Writing Guide (2008)

Successful proposal writing involves planning, searching for information and resources, writing, submitting your proposal to a funder, and follow-up. This guide has all the information that community groups need to write a funding proposal. The introduction contains basic information on proposals and proposal writing such as funding agencies, appropriate writing style, and steps in the proposal writing process.

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2008-05-09

Proposal Writing Workshop (2004)

Participants Workbook

This document has been designed to guide the reader through the fundamental steps in proposal development and writing. Ways to seek out funding sources, techniques for writing effective grant/foundation, research, and business proposals as well as the importance of writing clear goal and objectives statements are highlighted

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2007-04-10

Proposal Writing Workshop (2007)

This powerpoint presentation outlines all the “do’s and don’t’s” of proposal writing, as well as provides information on developing and defining all the important components of a good proposal - from Goals/Objectives to the Budget to Evaluation.

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2007-02-07

Fundraising (2003)

This document is part of the Community Capacity Building Toolkit developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick.

“There are good fundraising ideas and there are bad and there are good fundraising ideas that turn bad.” This document outlines steps that can be taken to help organizations raise funds successfully.

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2005-01-28

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