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Authors: PGI Canada
This video features British Columbia blues singer Jim Byrnes performing a song he wrote in honour of the late Peter Gzowski. In 1986, the Canadian journalist and broadcaster founded the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament, which has since raised more than $12 million for literacy initiatives.
The song, entitled “A Man and His Dream,” is heard as photographs from PGI events across Canada appear on the screen.
This manual, published by Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO), is aimed at grassroots organizations trying to strengthen community support for their work.
The authors have included a detailed guide to raising money, including a discussion of the pros and cons of various fundraising ideas; real-life examples of successful fundraising campaigns; and suggestions for making the best use of volunteers’ time.
They have also provided ideas for raising an organization’s profile in the community without spending money and pointers for lobbying effectively. As well, the authors include hints for dealing with the media and preparing effective news releases.
Successful proposal writing involves planning, searching for information and resources, writing, submitting your proposal to a funder, and follow-up. This guide has all the information that community groups need to write a funding proposal. The introduction contains basic information on proposals and proposal writing such as funding agencies, appropriate writing style, and steps in the proposal writing process. This section is followed by a glossary of terms and a section entitled "10 Steps to Writing a Proposal." The guide concludes with a look at the proposal review process carried out by the funding agency.
Authors: Saskatchewan Literacy Network
This powerpoint presentation outlines all the “do’s and don’t’s” of proposal writing, as well as provides information on developing and defining all the important components of a good proposal - from Goals/Objectives to the Budget to Evaluation.
Authors: CVI Local Network NB
This document has been designed to guide the reader through the fundamental steps in proposal development and writing. Ways to seek out funding sources, techniques for writing effective grant/foundation, research, and business proposals as well as the importance of writing clear goal and objectives statements are highlighted
In 1986, Canadian broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski organized a golf tournament to raise funds for literacy. That tournament, the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI), evolved into a nation-wide annual event that has raised more than $12 million to support literacy initiatives in the provinces and territories where the PGIs are held.
This tribute to the late Peter Gzowski and the PGIs aired on CBC Television’s Rick Mercer Report in 2010. Mercer notes that PGIs have been held in all of Canada’s provinces and territories and, while golf is the common element, each PGI also reflects the character of the location in which it is held.
The video includes interviews with an adult learner, broadcasters Peter Mansbridge and Shelagh Rogers, former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna, and singer/songwriter Murray McLauchlan.
Authors: ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation
Sing for Literacy is the theme of the 2010 Family Literacy Day in Canada. This toolkit provides information on how to host a sing-a-long in your community to raise money and awareness for literacy. It offers a checklist on how to register and organize an event, provides links to internet sites, as well as sample letters to the media and supporters. Suggested events include Karaoke nights, caroling, campfire songs and guest singers.
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