May 2, 2011
University of Phoenix Online
Nonprofit fundraiser for book festival
To organize a book festival many subjects must be addressed: the reason for the fundraiser, public need, monetary goal, special guests, sponsors, initial capital, permits, and volunteers. With the right tools, the fundraiser can be a huge success. Starting out with the basics and organization is crucial in the process of any fundraiser. Welcoming different ideas and recommendations of the organizers of any event are a must. The purpose for this fundraiser is to raise awareness about adult illiteracy. The book festival fundraiser will target the adults who struggle academically and in the workforce because of illiteracy. Reading is a fundamental skill necessary to succeed in the world today. According to Boyer (1994) “Children are our most precious resource. Their well-being is bound to the well-being of us all. To neglect anything that will improve their chances in school and life is simply foolhardy, since to invest in children is to invest in the future of the nation.” Reading will develop these children into well-spoken, well-rounded, and intellectual adults. With stating these facts, the city of Boston, Massachusetts, in the last 20 years has continued to create jobs in sectors such as manufacturing, technology, and service jobs. The economy of the city focuses mostly in the financial, business, service, professional, medical, education, high technology, and defense industry. One of the oldest literary publications based in the United States for many years is Bostons Atlantic Monthly. With the support and sponsorship of these sectors, a fundraiser of this magnitude could succeed in this city. The population of Boston according to the Census reported in 2010 is 617,594 and key sectors with the highest number of employees are in the health care and social assistance with 113,597 and professional, scientific, and technical services with 53,687 employees. The importance of helping others achieve the education they need to benefit the country and themselves would be the motivation of this kind of activity and to target this audience. By supporting this social activity would support nonprofit organizations such as Massachusetts Coalition of Adult Education (MCAE), and Professional Education Scholarship. This latest initiative originated as a bill in the wake of a call held on January 8, 2009, to discuss how nonprofit organizations can survive and overcome the current economy. As a result of that bill, co-sponsors by the makers of subsidies associated with the founding of Boston, Massachusetts, nonprofit network, the area of New England and the Merrimack Valley, it is clear that nonprofit organizations must ensure that communities and people in need receive the help they need and that would be achieved through concrete action plans. In addition, the need for cash reserves to be ready in time when fundraising is more difficult. On the other hand, MCAE fact sheet presented in need for services for Adults Basic Education (ABE), which indicate that more than one-third of the state workers do not have the skills required to improve the economic change as accelerated the country. Noting that 46% of adults do not have quantitative skills among others, and therefore, 55% of household heads are single women, not obtaining a high school diploma and suffer from a severe economic situation. The education level of parents affects the future success of children. The 40% of adults who trying enroll in ABE services cannot be for lack of funds in state programs (Mass. Dept. of Ele & Sec Education, September 2009) Waiting lists can be up to two years. The book festival aimed at these nonprofit organizations is imperative to help these sectors. In this way, we would contribute to the future of the state, and creating funds for...