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.

The Rev. Jay Sidebotham is executive director of RenewalWorks in Wilmington, North Carolina. This came of his work as rector of Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois, where he led the congregation through an intensive and sustained period of spiritual growth and renewal. He served earlier at St. Bartholomew's, New York City; St. Columba's, Washington, DC; St. Luke's, Durham, North Carolina; and St. Martin's, Providence, Rhode Island. He is well known for his cartoons about church life and his animation work on the television cartoon Schoolhouse Rock! He lives in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

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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