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Making Change

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Fundraising wunderkind Bilaal Rajan shares his tips for effective fundraising, using examples from his own amazing life to show how it can be done -- and how you can have fun doing it. The second part of the book is a section entitled Eight Principles to Maximize Your Full Potential, which includes exercises to help you identify and attain your dreams.
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AdvaNcE PraIsE for MAking ChAnge
“Even great dreamers need imagination to achieve their goals.When you visualize, you open yourself up to the help of the universe. Making Changea new “handson” book full of very useful ways is to achieve personal and organizational goals. The fact that Bilaal has been able to produce such a piece of work with such clarity and discipline of mind is just outstanding.” —LIEUTENANTGENERAL THE HONOURABLE ROMÉO DALLAIRE, (RET’D), SENATOR
“We often refer to young people as “the leaders of tomorrow.”But more and more, the youth of the world are showing us they can truly be the leaders of today.Making Changereminds us that there’s no need to wait.” —CRAIG KIELBURGER, FOUNDER AND CHAIR OF FREE THE CHILDREN
“I’ve known Bilaal for many years.Making Changeis both a road map, showing the route he has traveled, and an invitation for others to follow. He is an inspiration, a role model, a dynamo and one of my heroes.” —ERIC WALTERS, AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST
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M A k i n g C h A n g e TI p s fr o m a N U N d E r a G E O v E r a c H I E v E r
B I L A A L R A J A N
Orca Book Publishers
Text copyright ©2008Bilaal Rajan
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Rajan, Bilaal, 1996 Making change : tips from an underage overachiever / written by Bilaal Rajan.
ISBN 9781554690015 1. Fund raisingJuvenile literature. I. Title.
HV41.2.R36 2008 j361.7068’1 C20089030613
First published in the United States,2008
Library of Congress Control Number:2008928579
Summary: Motivation, inspiration and fundraising tips fromunicefCanada Child Representative.
Orca Book Publishers gratefully acknowledges the support for its publishing programs provided by the following agencies: the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program and the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit. Cover and text design by Teresa Bubela Workbook pages by Bruce Collins Cover photo of Bilaal Rajan (top) © Michael Peake,Toronto Sunphotographer, reprinted with the permission of Sun Media Corporation Cover photo of Bilaal Rajan (bottom) ©unicefCanada Author photo by Moez Vizram
All interior photographs courtesy of the Rajan family orunicefCanada unless otherwise noted.
Orca Book Publishers PO Box 5626, Stn. B Victoria, BC Canada V8R 6S4
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To His Highness Prince Karim AlHusseini Aga Khan, a man who, for the last fifty years, has worked tirelessly for the uplift and betterment of all the world’s citizens. Happy Golden Jubilee!
“There are many interpretations of Islam within the wider Islamic community, but generally we are instructed to leave the world a better place than it was when we came into it.” —HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM ALHUSSEINI AGA KHAN
“There are those who enter the world in such poverty that they are deprived of both the means and the motivation to improve their lot. Unless they can be touched with the spark which ignites the spirit of individual enterprise and determination, they will only sink into apathy, degradation and despair. It is for us, who are more fortunate, to provide that spark.” —HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM ALHUSSEINI AGA KHAN
How it all began. Age four, with father, Aman Rajan
AcKNowLEdGmENts
irst and foremost, I would like to thank my mom and dad, Shamim F and Aman Rajan, for all their love and support. From day one they have been there for me, along with my grandparents, Zarina and Mansur Rajan. My friend Eric Walters encouraged my writing and put me in contact with Bob Tyrrell and Andrew Wooldridge at Orca Book Publishers. I am grateful to them for believing in me. Thank you, too, to my editor, Sarah Harvey, who helped me smooth the book out and kept me on a tight time leash; otherwise this never would have been completed. I am grateful to Art Director Teresa Bubela for creating such an attractive and readable design. Lastly, thanks to the marketing manager, Dayle Sutherland, and the marketing team for spreading the word. At my school, St. Andrew’s College in Aurora, Ontario, many people contribute to my education and support my endeavors. I would particularly like to thank Headmaster Ted Staunton and Middle School Director Mike Hanson for believing in me and supporting me in all my creative endeavors. Thanks also to Michael Roy and Dolly Moffat Lynch, Kim Sillcox, Sarah Dame and my grade six Language Arts teacher, Alyson Bartlett, who inspired me and gave me confidence. She liked my story so much that she wanted it to be published—and here it is!
AtunicefCanada, there are a lot of people who help me: Nigel and Jennifer Fisher, Alan Ely, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Mihalicz, Amy Tong, John Humble, Jackie Jones, Kari Sackney and Nicole Ireland. Thank you all. Rick Comtois, Dawn Larsen, Adil Lalani, Galib Rayani and Tammi Winchester help me keep my life in balance and give me unconditional support. I am very grateful to everyone who has supported me: donors, supporters, wellwishers and mentors who have helped me all along the way, from the early days of clementine sales, to beingunicefCanada Child Representative, to helping make this book a reality. Together we HAVE made a difference.
CoNtENts
Foreword by Nigel Fisher, President andceo,unicefxiCanada ......... Introduction ............................................................................................ xv
PART i FuNdra IsING TIps for ActIv Ist k Ids .................................................. xix
Chapter1: You ..............................................CAN Do Amazing Things 1 Chapter2: Get Creative ............................................................................7 Chapter3: Think Big ..............................................................................21 Chapter4...........................................................in Numbers : Strength 29 Chapter5: Don’t Take No for an Answer ..............................................37 Chapter6...............................................Makes the Difference : Media 43 Chapter7Speaking ....................................................................: Public 47 Chapter8Ways to Give ..............................................................: Other 51 Chapter9: Seeing Is Believing ...............................................................59
PART ii eIGHt Pr INcIpLEs to Ma x Im I zE You r Tr uE Pot ENtIa L ........................69
Introduction ............................................................................................71 Principle One: Know Your Destination ................................................73 Principle Two: Think Before You Act ....................................................93 Principle Three: Listen Hard, Don’t Hardly Listen ..............................99 Principle Four: IOU—Importance Over Urgency .............................103 Principle Five: Strength in Numbers ....................................................111 Principle Six: Practice a NoLose Policy ..............................................119 Principle Seven: Give Yourself a TuneUp ...........................................127 Principle Eight: Visualize Success .........................................................139 Bilaal’s Reading List ...............................................................................151