Cultivating an organizational effort for development

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Crumpton, Dean (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: PurposeThis paper aims to explore the concept of providing education and guidance to library staff for the purpose of supporting philanthropic activities made on behalf of the library. The need for this type of activity and basic principles of philanthropy are included.Design/methodology/approachThis paper includes a through literature review and a case study narrative with examples on activities at the author’s home institution.FindingsThe literature supports that cultivating a broader, more detailed understanding of philanthropic activities within the organization, will improve fundraising results and individual satisfaction for giving and receiving.Practical implicationsThe concepts discussed have beginnings in other institutions and recognize a trend of adapting business models to libraries’ needs.Originality/valueThe is the author’s own work, shared with members of the author’s organization.

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The Bottom Line
Language: English
Date: 2016
Strategic planning, Organizational culture, Fundraising, Philanthropic, Advisory, Cultivation

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