A Broad-Based Spectrum.
PSI endeavors to help your organization grow with a wide variety of forward–looking programs.
Model for Successful Philanthropy
PSI is pleased to introduce a new, expanded academy philanthropy program. This program will retain the original, three year program as well as two lower level options for schools interested in fundraising but not ready for a comprehensive program that includes a full-time fundraiser. The three levels are outlined in detail below.

PSI has also change the criteria for accepting schools into the program. PSI will consider grant applications from any North American Division elementary school or academy. Grant levels one and two are accepted on a year-round basis. Level three applicants will continue to be reviewed and admitted once yearly in May/June.


Grant Level 1
The primary purpose is to provide funds for schools in need of professional assistance (utilizing PSI or other PSI approved professionals) in creating a philanthropy plan of action (either related to a specific campaign or the overall bolstering of philanthropy). Typical candidates will be looking to create a modest annual fund, scholarship program or small, one-time campaign.

Level One grants include one PSI or local partner consultant visit and personalized assistance with resource development in (specific resources vary based on need):
  •     Development plan
  •     Direct mail
  •     Policies
  •     Receipting
  •     Records management
  •     Special event goals setting/plans/timeline

Funds will be awarded on a reimbursement basis. Grant limits not to exceed $2000. To learn more about MAP level one (including application information) please contact Kristin Priest at Kristin.Priest@nad.adventist.org or (301) 680-6134.
 
 
Grant Level 2
In addition to the assistance provided in Level One, fund use could include (but is not limited to) the purchase of donor software, professional development or assistance in the expense of a partial development program. It is expected that the development plan would be more comprehensive and a higher degree of accountability is expected.
 
Funds will be awarded on a reimbursement basis. Grant limits not to exceed $5000. To learn more about MAP level two (including application information) please contact Kristin Priest at Kristin.Priest@nad.adventist.org or (301) 680-6134.
 
 
Grant Level 3
The Level Three grant, a three-phase academy development program, is PSI’s flagship academy  granting program. The first year a $10,000 grant will be given to help establish the components for a successful fundraising program. The second and third years will move schools to the next level by establishing a full-fledged academy program. A $15,000 grant will be awarded upon each year’s successful completion of program requirements. All funds are awarded following the successful completion of that year’s MAP requirements. These objectives will be fulfilled through training, resources and on-site support by PSI.
 
Eligibility Criteria:
•    Principal must commit to attending the PSI Conference on Philanthropy and Leadership Symposium (if occurring during granting year).
•    School must have at least 10 years of graduating classes.
•    Must have a volunteer or a staff member committed to spending a minimum of two days a week (16 hours).
•    Must commit to buying, installing and supporting a fundraising database.
•    The Principal must agree to initial training hosted by PSI.
•    The board must participate in PSI sponsored trainings on-site.
•    The school/board must ensure their financial commitment to program.
•    The principal/board chair must agree to all program components.
 
Program Components
•    Principal and fundraising personnel attend Conference on Philanthropy and Leadership Symposium (if occurring during granting year).
•    PSI staff will visit each school to assist with: Volunteer/staff training , creation of direct mail appeal, establishing policies & procedures,  board training and annual campaigns, establishing a cultivation plan for school, or other resources as needed.
•    Board training session with full board by PSI or PSI approved instructor.
•    PSI will oversee submission of FEP data.
•    Evaluate the potential for recruiting, hiring and training a development director by close of year one.
•    PSI grants are awarded upon completion of that year's granting requirements.
•    Additional funding should come from the school’s budget and may be secured with the assistance of private donors, Union and/or Conference.

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