The NEW Outreach: Doing Good the Better Way

An ABC Planning Guide

Sandra S. Swan, Illustrated by Jay Sidebotham

Jan/2010, 192 Pages, PAPERBACK, 8.5 x 11

ISBN-13: 9780898696448



This is not a book about why people give; it is a guide for how to create outreach partnerships to provide better aid and assistance, more efficiently and responsibly. Written in clear, concise language and complemented by practical worksheets, it explores the entire step-by-step process of outreach, from motivations and documentation of available resources, to desired outcomes and proven methods to achieve goals.

Sandra S. Swan, a senior-level executive with thirty-five years of experience in international relief, economic and social development, and management, is former president of The Junior League of the City of New York; retired president of Episcopal Relief and Development, and a former board member of InterAction, the association of major U.S.-based international relief and development organizations.

Jay Sidebotham serves as Director of RenewalWorks, a ministry of Forward Movement. A graduate of Union Seminary, New York, and ordained to the priesthood in 1990, he has served in parishes in New York, Washington, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Illinois. Throughout his ministry, he has had a deep commitment to making the Bible accessible to people of all ages, and cartoons have been one of the primary ways he has accomplished that.

The New Outreach is for anyone who wants to make sure that their good intentions translate into good results. Sandra Swan offers encouragement, clear strategies, and examples to plan advocacy and charitable programs that bring about real change.” —The Rev. David Beckmann, president, Bread for the World

"Any outreach program or any parish contemplating an outreach program would benefit from this book. It explores the entire step-by-step process of outreach; from motivations and documentation of available resources, to desired outcomes and proven methods to achieve goals, with humorous topical illustrations by noted cartoonist Jay Sidebotham. The author includes evaluation techniques, bibliography, and an index."— Diocese of East Carolina

A valuable instructional reference and manual. The New Outreach is very highly recommended for personal and congregational library reference collections."— The Midwest Book Review

"The tools provided in the planning guide are sound and can certainly be applied to church-related projects by spiritually mature leadership." —Episcopal Teacher

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