FIC Audiovisuals

The Funding Information Center videos are made available to residents in the state of Texas through the Department of State Health Services Audiovisual Library. To borrow one of the videos below, contact the Audiovisual Library at 512-776-7260 or toll free 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7260 during the business hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, via the internet at, by email at or in writing at:

Audiovisual Library, MC 1975
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347


All About Grants. 1994. VHS video, 83 minutes. (VC 5746)
This video simplifies the grant-seeking process by familiarizing participants with the process, protocol, and mechanics of grant writing and approaches to fund-raising. It acquaints participants with the basic tools for identifying funding sources.

Assuring the Gift- Part I: The Dynamics and Marketing of Major Gifts & Part II: Moves Management. 1995. 2 vol. VHS video, 139 min. (VC 7124)
This video is designed for board members, volunteers and staff involved in fundraising. Part 1. The Dynamics and Marketing of Major Gifts (39 min.) Provides vital insights and perspective on the role of major gifts in the development enterprise. Discusses strategies, approaches and responsibilities in depth. Part 2. Moves Management (100 min.) Explains "Moves Management," a powerful system for successful major gift fundraising. Includes a foolproof checklist to assure speed application.

Grants and Proposal Writing. 2008. DVD video 120 min. (DV0392)
Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this recorded class at the Texas Dept. of State Health Services presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process is addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. Viewers will learn how to identify online resources to search for funding, describe the basic sections of a proposal, identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal, and recognize common mistakes of proposal writers. The presenter is Michelle Malizia of National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region.

The Grantwriter's Start-Up Kit Video and Workbook: A Beginner's Guide to Grant Proposals. 2000. VHS video, 30 min. (VC 7103)
Designed for the fund-raiser looking for practical skills and guidance, this kit shows how to prepare for the process of writing a successful grant proposal.

The Magic Partnership: What Good Board Members Do. 1995. VHS video, 69 min. (VC 7125)
This video is designed for staff involved in fundraising. It gives the 21 qualities of a great board member, explains how to evaluate a board on various vital factors, discusses the seven sins of trusteeship and how to avoid them, and provides ways to turn inactive trustees into energetic fundraisers.

The Non-Profit Audio Toolkit. 2003. 8 audio CD’s running times listed below. (AC 0001)
Workshop presentations from the 2003 Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education Conference. Managing Time and Projects (51:13). The Importance of Effective Boards (67:07). Common Mistakes Managers Make (68:23). Holding Great Meetings that Make the Difference (50:45). Telling Stories to Change Beliefs, Attitudes and Perceptions (42:41). Developing an Effective Public Relations Communications Strategy (41:49). Mediating Group Differences, The Team Conflict Mediation Process (62:20). Get Things Done, Ten Secrets of Creating and Leading Exceptional Teams (74:15).

A Public Trust in Private Hands: Understanding the Work of Nonprofit Boards. 1994. VHS video, 13 min. (VC 7126)
This video, hosted by Judy Woodruff, is designed for staff involved in fundraising. It takes a look at the work of nonprofit board members who serve a diverse group of organizations. It explains the responsibilities of nonprofit boards.

Speaking of Money: A Guide to Fund-Raising for Nonprofit Boards Members. 1996. VHS video. 30 min. (VC7164)
This video is designed to raise the expertise and comfort level of boards and staff members in understanding the development process; cultivating prospects; articulating the case for support; making the ask; and maintaining donor relations.

Strengthening Your Non-Profit Organization: A Literacy Case Study. 2003. DVD and VHS video. 175 min. (DVD-DV 0005)
This video showcases the San Benito Literacy Center as an example of a successful non-profit organization. Focuses on strategic thinking, boards of directors, volunteer participation, and public relations.

The Successful Ask - Part I & II: Winning the Gift. 1995. 2 vol. VHS video, 139 minutes. (VC7123)
This video is designed for volunteers and staff of institutions seeking grants. It shows how to make critical determinants for a successful solicitation and explains how to ally anxiety and capitalize on confidence. It demonstrates how to handle objections, short-circuits, and side issues without stress. It also includes an exercise to help fundraisers and volunteers learn from objections and build on them for greater success.

What Every Non-Profit Board Member Needs to Know. 2002. CD-Rom. 11 min. (CD0024)
This Dept. of State Health Services presentation discusses important details or aspects of non-profit board management and board member responsibility. It demonstrates ways successful boards operate.


For more information about the Funding Information Center and about how to check out videos, please contact us at the following addresses:

Physical Address:
Funding Information Center
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street, Moreton Building, M-652
(see Central Campus-Austin map)
Austin, TX 78756-3199

Mailing Address:
Funding Information Center, MC 1955
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Toll free: 1-888-963-7111 ext.7684
Phone: 512-776-7684
Fax: 512-776-7683

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Last updated July 3, 2020