Fundraising in the United States Analytical Essay by Jessie

Fundraising in the United States
Looks at fundraising in the United States and its role in sports management.
# 149588 | 3,405 words | 15 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 25, 2011 in Business (Management) , Sport (General) , Education (General)

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This paper explains that fundraising or philanthropy, which is an ancient principle that has been practiced around the world in many different cultures, may be undertaken by any group and can take many forms to support a particular organization or further a particular political, economic or social cause. Next, the author relates the history of charitable giving in American society especially in the development of the U.S. public education system and the state of fundraising today notably the roles of the Internet and of corporate social responsibility policies. This paper explains that fundraising is a pivotal component of many youth-serving and collegiate sports organizations' working budgets and one of the most challenging aspects of managing a sports organization, which is not always appreciated by coaches.

Table of Contents:
History of Fundraising in the United States
State of Fundraising/Philanthropy Today
Fundraising in Sports
The U.S. as a Giving Nation

From the Paper:

"Third, the Internet is an effective substitute for less efficient forms of communication. For example, in some areas, the Internet is a better communication option than the telephone for reaching potential donors. "While telephone solicitation may not function well in many countries due to limitations on this means of communication, the Internet may reach people in the most remote areas and therefore is used by NGO's quite effectively."
"In the business world, a new form of charitable fundraising has emerged in the form of corporate social responsibility. Corporate social responsibility is an important form of charitable donation that may improve business productivity in the long term as well. "Corporations can use their charitable efforts to improve their competitive context - - the quality of the business environment in the locations where they operate." Against the backdrop of the recent rash of corporate scandals, many business leaders are actively promoting their organization's actions demonstrating social responsibility as a strategy to improve corporate image.
The most important social factor driving the public's current interest in corporate social responsibility policies by American firms is the generation of advantages for the local communities that host business locations. Companies that engage in philanthropic corporate social responsibility policies often fulfill important needs within local communities. Many of the most influential and successful American corporations, including Starbucks, McDonalds, Microsoft and General Electric, all engage in some form of corporate social responsibility, demonstrating that a engaging in such charitable efforts does not harm the financial performance of a business organization."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Capozzi, L. (2005) Corporate Reputation: Our Role in Sustaining and Building a Valuable Asset, Journal of Advertising Research, 45 (3) 290-301.
  • "Funding Sources" (2007) Accessed online 10-25-2007 at
  • "Fundraising" (2007) Wikipedia. Accessed online
  • Gilbert, W., Gilbert, J., Trudel, P. (2001) Coaching Strategies for Youth Sports, JOPERD - The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 72 (5) 41+.
  • Girard, F. (1998). MAC schools lost money; Programs combined for $51 million deficit. The Detroit News. 7F.

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