Prof. Sarcone

On Thursday, March 2nd, Brian and myself met with Dale Cross at the Carlisle OIC. During our approximately thirty minute meeting, we discussed the first financial project we would begin. The project Mr. Cross proposed entailed researching and developing a list of private foundations to target for grants. He explained how we should review and understand the mission, resources and capabilities of the Carlisle OIC in order to get a good understanding of which foundations to target. He said that once we had a firm grasp of the purpose of the OIC that we would should attempt to target private foundations that would qualify and be interested/capable of making donations. Mr. Cross then gave us each a list of current foundations that have been targeted for donations or have made donations in the past. He explained that reviewing these current foundations and proposals would provide an adequate foundation for us to begin our research. We then discussed how much of the research could be done offsite but that when we had developed a list of possible foundations that we should meet and discuss each one. Together we will whittle our original list of possible foundations down and then begin getting the written proposal together. At the end of the meeting we decided due to scheduling conflicts to meet the first Tuesday after spring break.
After the conclusion of the meeting I felt that it was very productive. I think that Brian and I both understand the task that is being asked of us and that we have a very good chance of making a positive contribution to the Carlisle OIC. Mr. Cross is very open and flexible and I think that we will be able to get along with him for the remainder of the semester. On a personal and professional level I believe that the three will keep up communication and be able to easily work together. The only anxiety I have in regards to our project is finding a few private foundations that have not yet been targeted by the OIC that will donate this spring.
After meeting with Mr. Cross Brian and I came to the consensus that we need to do some background reading in our Non-Profit texts about fundraising and grants. Although we have not covered this material in class yet, it is absolutely necessary that we know about these two areas before we attempt to locate private foundations for grants for the OIC. A further understanding of fundraising and grants will help place the project in prospective and help define our search and purpose.

I just returned from my visit to Pocatello Idaho. I attended a three day business case writers workshop at Idaho State University- go bengals. I know you are all envious. Actually , Pocatello is nice little town in apretty part of the state. I was presenting a case Michael Frat and I completed. The reviewers commented that it was one of the best cases at the workshop – 50 cases in all were presented. I,of course, took all of the credit – we hope to have it published by the beginning of the year – it was not all work – I had an opportunity to get a round of golf in at the Pocatello Country Club – yes one does exist – beautiful course surrounded by the mountains around Pocatello – and I also visited the Natural History Museum of Idaho – I believe I was the one visitor on that day – I looked at enough dinosaur bones to last a life time – at least the musuem was air conditioned – the temp when I was there averaged above 100 F the entire trip – really enjoyed your latest psotings – Scott I will work on your assignment tomorrow and will get you something either Wednesday or Thursday – KOTI’s

Kirsten, Elizabeth, and the Boys,
As mentioned in a previous posting – I have to turn grades in on the internships 8/9. I would like your paper no later than 8/9 – ideally 8/5 0r 8/6. With regard to the length and topic. I know each of you is taking the course for varying number of credits – use this as a rough measure for paper length – 1/2 credit 5 pages; 1 credit – 8-10 pages; 2 credits – 12-15 pages.
The general purpose of the paper is to compare and contrast your field experience on a specific topic with the literature on the same subject. Kirsten – I really like your idea about assessing successful property management experiences from those that were less successful ( disasters) – please begin to collect information on these experiences in the mean time I will pull together a reading list on effective propety management approaches – lets see if there is a correlation between what the effective managers did and what the literature suggests. E, let me know if the article I forwarded makes any sense with regard to your marketing experiences – it might be that you take a look at the campaigns you have been involved with and link those to particular strategies discussed in the article. Lads, I have not consistently heard from you nor have you given me anything to go on with regard to a desired topic – this is your opportunity to pursue an area to interest – let me know ageneral direction and I will help – king of the interns

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