Financing and Acquiring Park and Recreation Resources

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Overview

With shrinking tax-based resources and an obligation to meet the needs of a diverse and demanding public, the future success of park and recreation administrators hangs on their ability to solve the financial challenges they face every day. Financing and Acquiring Park and Recreation Resources reveals the secrets of many of those who have met this challenge. It's a practical resource for professionals and an invaluable blueprint for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in recreation and park administration.
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A guide that presents the state of the art of financing and acquisition techniques for those in the parks and recreation field. Crompton (recreation, park, and tourism sciences, Texas A&M U.) covers multiple budgeting techniques; communicating the benefits of park and recreation services; how to use volunteers to stretch limited resources; liability issues; the intangible forces that motivate funding decisions on the private and public levels; privatization and partnerships; and soliciting sponsorship and donation investments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577666356
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/8/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Foundations of Financing and Acquisition
Ch. 1 Introduction: The Operating Environment 3
Ch. 2 Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, and Bonds 17
Ch. 3 Budgeting Processes 55
Ch. 4 Less-Than-Free Simple Approaches 83
Ch. 5 Repositioning the Field to Create a Broader Constituency 111
Pt. II Direct Partnerships
Ch. 6 The Emergent Paradigm: Privatization and Partnerships 149
Ch. 7 The Complementary Assets of Park and Recreation Agencies and Business Enterprises 177
Ch. 8 Partnerships With the Commercial Sector Beyond Pump Priming 199
Ch. 9 Contracting Out Services 227
Ch. 10 Acquiring Resources Through Exactions 263
Ch. 11 Intergovernmental Cooperation 291
Ch. 12 Facilitation and Coproduction 315
Pt. III Support From External Sources
Ch. 13 Support From Volunteers 341
Ch. 14 Support From Donations 363
Ch. 15 Popular Donation Vehicles 391
Ch. 16 Support From Sponsorships 411
Ch. 17 Soliciting Sponsorship and Donation Investments 441
Ch. 18 Support Roles of Foundations 475
Ch. 19 Types of Foundations 491
Summary 524
References 525
Index 527
About the Author 535
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