Increase charitable resources

Increase resources from charitable sources to support both Society and Foundation operations.

Initiative 7.1
Increase resources from charitable sources to support both Society and Foundation operations.

7.1.1    Create giving opportunities for donors to sponsor at least one initiation fee per year for a Pell-eligible undergraduate student.

7.1.2    Expand planned giving program of Omicron Delta Kappa (the Heritage Society).

7.1.3    Increase unrestricted giving by 5% each year in terms of dollars.

7.1.4    Increase the total number of donors by 5% each year.

7.1.5    Develop strategy to enhance annual giving including utilization of outside donor (in-kind) counsel and services for administration of program.

7.1.6    Continue planning for launch of comprehensive campaign in 2017.

Initiative 7.2
Establish long-term endowment funds to support Society and Foundation needs.

7.2.1    Secure funding toward a $500,000 preservation and maintenance endowment for the historic property that houses the National Headquarters of Omicron Delta Kappa.

7.2.2    Establish $500,000 general scholarship endowment for Omicron Delta Kappa.

7.2.3    Establish $1,000,000 programming endowment for Omicron Delta Kappa to support opportunities for delegates to participate in the biennial convention.

7.2.4    Secure funding toward a $400,000 programming endowment to underwrite the cost of nationally recognized speakers.

7.2.5    Endow at $1,000,000 the publication of The Circle three times of year in order provide print copies of all issues to collegiate members.

7.2.6    Secure an endowment of $1,000,000 to fund the work of the O∆K leadership consultants with an emphasis the development of leadership education initiatives.

Initiative 7.3
Identify and pursue best fundraising practices.

7.3.1    Establish protocols for improving member contact information and other data on an annual basis and make appropriate investments.

7.3.2    Determine methodology for evaluating the cost to raise a dollar, establish list of benchmark organizations, and evaluate fund-raising effectiveness accordingly.

7.3.3    Develop and execute a phased preservation, maintenance, and capital improvements plan for the Omicron Delta Kappa National Headquarters Building.