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tion documentation). You will need a list of all demonstra- tions, materials, and equipment, and you may want to have guidelines or training sessions for volunteers. You will also need to be aware of safety protocols, especially if the dem- onstrations include fire or very loud noises. In all cases, you should think about how people will find out about what you are doing and when you are doing it. Word of mouth, email Listservs, and networking are all low-cost options, but you can also consider paid advertisements.
Different outreach programs have different financial needs. If you need to offset costs, you could choose to charge ad- mission; however, this will limit who can attend. To keep the event free, check within your department, university, divi- sion, or business for funding options. Many institutions are more inclined to fund projects that have interdepartmental or interdivisional links and broad appeal, which suits acous- tics quite well. No matter what your specialty is, you can find someone working with sound in another field, so consider collaborations. You might also have luck finding a large or
local corporate sponsor. You can also search for public and private grants. Grants often have specific requirements or goals, so you may want to look at grants before fully devel- oping your program. The Center for Advancement of In- formal Science Education (CAISE; 2t4yy) has a great list of funding resources.
Make sure your outreach matches your audience. You can have lectures for kids and demonstrations for adults, but you will need to change not only how you present the ma- terial but also how you approach the audience. Consider taking part in one of the science communication training programs listed on the CAISE website ( ycmomcw3) and look for science communication courses at nearby schools. These opportunities will provide you with the skills and knowledge required for interacting with audiences of all types. The best way to communicate sci- ence and be successful in outreach is to practice. Practice with others in a course or a workshop or with us at ASA meetings!
 NEWS from the Acoustical Society Foundation Fund
The Foundation Fund has two interrelated items of interest to announce. First, we are pleased to have received a generous donation from Peninsula Publish- ing, dedicated in honor of author Robert J. Urick, to commemorate the upcoming new and revised edition of Principles of Underwater Sound, to be released in the spring of 2018. This contribution will be used to sup- port a scholarship for students of underwater acoustics and acoustic oceanography who are in need of finan- cial aid. Details will follow.
Second, to serve this type of contribution, the Founda- tion Fund has established a new “designated donation” account that allows donors to recognize a proposed use or acknowledge a designated person (e.g., in honor of Robert J. Urick) without the obligation of establish- ing a large permanently endowed fund. For example,
in this manner, donors can support the Urick award
or corporate donations can be made to support the Physical Acoustics Summer Session (PASS). The con- tributions through this account are tax deductible to the extent allowable under the law and will be profes- sionally managed by the Acoustical Society of America Investment Committee.
If you are interested in making a contribution in honor of a particular person or in designating a contribution for a special program, please direct your inquiries to the Acoustical Society Foundation Fund.
Carl Rosenberg
Chair, Acoustical Society Foundation Board
   Mission of the Acoustical Society Foundation Board:
To support the mission of the ASA by developing financial resources for strategic initiatives and special purposes.
 ASFF For more information, contact: Carl Rosenberg at
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