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Environmental Education in Botanic Gardens - Guidelines for Developing Individual Strategies
Number 9 - July 1994
Due to financial constraints, botanic garden educators are increasingly having to look at ways of funding their education programmes. Fund raising is a skill that has to be learned. There is enormous competition for charitable funds and donations. If educators are to do the job successfully they need:
Organisations and companies that are not in a position to give money may be able to give sponsorship in the form of equipment, time and materials.
Writing Fundraising Proposals
When targeting a company or a trust, it is helpful to know what their areas of interest are. Many charitable directories and trust/grant guides will specifically state that company or trust "X" only gives to education or the arts or the environment, etc.
When proposals are sent to companies or trusts, they need to be very brief and to the point. If guidelines are laid down by the company these should be adhered to. If not, then proposals need to include:
If a company/trust is then interested in further information, a fully detailed proposal would be submitted including budget specifics.