I'm a Director...Now What?
Whether you're a new director or a seasoned expert in CLCP, there's always more to learn about navigating literacy work in a non-profit world. Explore the resources on this page and throughout this website. Reach out to your fellow directors and the CLCP staff housed in the TCSG headquarters. We are all invested in your success.
Adult Educator Professional Development:
Resources for boards and media:
All About Boards
This section of the Free Management Library presents a thorough discussion of boards of directors--both board operation and board governance. It is presented in an outline format with each point of the outline linked to an article on that particular point. It is easy to reference and use, and offers links to additional resources.
Turn Your Board Members Into Fundraisers
Transcript of a Live Text Chat from the Chronicle of Philanthropy with Carol Weisman, an international consultant who specializes in fundraising, governance, and volunteerism, and Larry Levin, publisher and CEO of the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper and online news site.
Media Relations--Guidelines for a Successful Relationship
From the Free Management Library, a guide for successful media relations including additional resource ideas and links.
Links to articles on building partnerships:
Engaging Communities in Lifelong Learning and the Pursuit of Economic Self Sufficiency.
Article discusses the "background steps" necessary for building successful partnerships for literacy.
Strong Partnerships Build Strong Programs.
Article detailing the success story of "a public housing authority, a school district and a literary organization (which) tackled a cooperative, comprehensive effort to enhance the quality of life" in their local community.
Together We Learn: Collaboration and Adult Literacy Education.
This article identifies some of the partners of Adult Literacy and ESL and the steps they took in the formation of this partnership
Community Partnerships - Tapping the Resources
The strength of community sponsorship of an adult education or literacy program lies in the variety of perspectives brought to the planning that can enable remarkable and innovative solutions to local problems, and in the amount to energy available for the execution of the program.
Links to articles about library collaboration:
Links to articles about church collaboration:
Links to GED resources for educators:
Highly Recommended Websites
Adult Education resources: EDC’s TV411.ORG is a free, multimedia, interactive “self-service” hub of hundreds of educationally sound and engaging materials that build the reading, writing, science, and math skills of adults with low literacy and provide adult educators with resources to enhance their instruction.
Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy: In participating Georgia counties, each month, until age 5, a new book will be mailed directly to the registered child's home address." This links you to more information - find out how your county can benefit.
Dictionary Project: "The goal of this program is to assist all students in completing the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing students with their own personal dictionary." The Dictionary project provides free dictionaries to children.
Money Smart - an Adult Education Program: "The Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) is a friendly and easy to use learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through a computer. The CBI can complement formal classes or enable people to study independently at their own pace."
ProLiteracy: "ProLiteracy Worldwide is the oldest and largest nongovernmental literacy organization in the world. It achieves its mission by sponsoring educational programs that help adults and their families acquire the literacy practices and skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives." This is link provides many resources including programs, news and professional development.
First Book National Book Bank: "The First Book National Book Bank (FBNBB) provides new books to children from low-income families across the country."
Remedia Publications: Specializes in supplemental educational materials for teachers, students, and parents. Reading, Math, Life Skills are covered along with other subjects.
Board Cafe: This site is sponsored by Compass Point Nonprofit Service and provides dozens of resources for Board Meetings including: Board Packets, Board Direction, Recruiting Board Members, Finance & Budget, Fundraising.
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education: The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education was founded in 1990 and today is working hard to be Georgia's foremost change agent in education. The non-profit, non-partisan organization consists of business, education, community and government leaders who are focused on efforts to shape policy and reform public education in the state.