Dave Murray 2017-12-19 00:55:55
Your ideas are needed! Help your Society best use the Foundation’s support! Recently, the Foundation Board of Trustees has looked for a more defined process for receiving direction from the ASABE Board of Trustees concerning Foundation fundraising priorities. Knowing which priorities best support the needs of the Society allows the Foundation to approach potential donors more confidently. The ASABE Foundation has worked hard over the last few years to ensure that the Foundation is in the best possible position to support ASABE activities and programs. Foundation assets continue to grow, thanks to your generous support and the Foundation’s watchful money management. Foundation policies and procedures ensure that donor designations are respected. The Foundation is ready and able to continue to help ASABE advance engineering in food, water, energy, and the environment in a meaningful way that remains well aligned with Society needs and objectives. The ASABE Foundation continually asks how it can best support ASABE goals, activities, and programs in the future. While the Foundation exists to raise money in support of the Society, most of its current funds are designated by donors for specific programs. Making decisions about what additional funds are needed in the future is the job of the Society and its leadership. Providing focus on which goals the Foundation will concentrate its fundraising is critical. The E-06 Foundation Liaison Committee was established by the ASABE Board of Trustees to provide a means to collect fundraising foci that are important to groups within the Society and champion them to the ASABE and Foundation Boards. The overarching purpose of E-06 is to oversee, develop, and review activities related to interactions of the Society with the Foundation. More specifically, the E-06 committee generates ideas for Society initiatives and activities through outreach to ASABE communities and then communicates these ideas to the ASABE Board of Trustees, communicates fundraising needs to the Foundation, provides feedback to the Foundation on fundraising opportunities, and stimulates member engagement in fundraising activities in conjunction with the Foundation. E-06 also appoints ad hoc committees as needed to manage the expenditure of funds or conduct other liaison activities. E-06 is pleased to announce that it now has a process in place to collect fundraising foci from the membership. A webpage has been developed (www.asabe.org/about-us/governance/e-06-foundation-liaison-committee.aspx) that fully explains E-06 and the process for submitting a Fundraising Focus Proposal Form, a necessary step for bringing your fundraising idea to light. The webpage also explains the difference between this process and the Initiative Fund. The key to avoiding confusion is to remember that E-06 accepts and funnels ideas for fundraising foci, while the Initiative Fund is an existing, Board-approved endowment to which groups within ASABE may apply. In other words, E-06 collects, reviews, and recommends foci for fundraising efforts to the Foundation Board, but E-06 does not provide funding. We need your ideas for ASABE initiatives and activities to focus our fundraising efforts! To learn more, and to submit a Fundraising Focus Proposal Form, visit the E-06 webpage. If you have further questions, e-mail us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you. ASABE member Dave Murray, ASABE Trustee and E-06 Chair; Director, Product Safety & Standards, AGCO Corporation, Wichita, Kan., USA, firstname.lastname@example.org. This is one in a series of articles from the Foundation Development Committee. ASABE Fellow Sylvia Schonauer, P.E., Foundation Trustee and Development Committee Chair, Principal Engineer (retired), W.K. Kellogg Institute, Bellaire, Mich., USA, email@example.com.
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