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Bill Heim Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS036
Client Files, 1979-1998, consist of files on individual clients that are arranged alphabetically. The client files are the most substantial portion of the collection. These files contain feasibility studies; correspondence; campaign materials; and background information such as annual reports, brochures, histories, and paraphernalia published by the client.

Professional Development Records, 1982-1997, consist of reports and publications prepared by the Bill Heim Company to introduce their services to potential clients and speeches given by Bill Heim at professional organization meetings.

Dates

  • 1964 - 1998

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public except for records less than five years old.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Extent

17.0 Cubic Feet (16 cartons and 1 flat box)

Overview

The Bill Heim Company provides management and fundraising advice to the leaders of American not-for-profit organizations. The company counsels staff and volunteers at schools, colleges, and universities; historical societies; cultural arts, youth, business, professional, and sports organizations; and foundations. The company's services are used for designing and directing fundraising and membership campaigns, expanding membership, and for program development.

The collection contains correspondence, survey reports, speeches, and publications.

Biographical / Historical

The Bill Heim Company provides management and fundraising advice to the leaders of American not-for-profit organizations. The company counsels staff and volunteers at schools, colleges, and universities; historical societies; cultural arts, youth, business, professional, and sports organizations; and foundations. They help the organization achieve a better understanding of its programs and value by conducting market research feasibility studies. They then compile and analyze the data make recommendations for action by the company. The services the Bill Heim Company provides are used for financial management, designing and directing fundraising campaigns, expanding membership, and program development.

William G. Heim, company chairman, founded the company in 1973 with twenty-three years of experience in public relations, in raising money, and in directing the fundraising program of the Ohio State University. In 1981, Rita A. Fuerst merged her marketing services firm with the Bill Heim Company. She acted successively as Vice President, President, and director of the company until 1996 when she took a seat on the Board of Directors.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Bill Heim, June 1998, A1997/98-023 and October 2000, A2000/01-010.

Related Materials

Bill Heim Company. Impact of New Accounting Standards on Not-for-Profit Organizations' Boards and Management: Research Study. Granville: The Company, 1995. (Call Number HF5686.N56 I473 1995)

  • American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, Inc. Member Directory. New York: American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, Inc., 1995.

General

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Creator

Title
Bill Heim Company Records, 1964-1998
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Brenda L. Burk, Sue King, and Debra Brookhart.
Date
2004-11
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Philanthropic Studies Archives Repository

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