This practical workbook will help you put in place the last component of a comprehensive development office - an endowment program. "Building Your Endowment" gives development professionals, executive directors, consultants, and volunteers the information needed to understand and implement an endowment program that will get bottom-line results. Based on the philosophy and teachings of Henry R. Rosso - founder of the Fund Raising School and the preeminent twentieth century fund raising educator - "Building Your Endowment" is infused with Rosso's views, approaches, and perspectives on fund raising. "Building Your Endowment" offers systemic approaches to developing an endowment fund raising program. It includes the strategic choices an organization faces when developing endowments; contains a proven approach to endowment donors that has been successful for other organizations; and, gives a summary of the unique components of endowment and how it is different from other kinds of fund raising.