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Director of Training & Development at Our Community provide tactics, tips, and tools to assist communities in attracting corporate and community partners to assist in resourcing events.

Director of Training & Development at Our Community provide tactics, tips, and tools to assist communities in attracting corporate and community partners to assist in resourcing events.

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  • Winning the Most funding for Your Event/Celebration Patrick Moriarty Director Training and Development Australian Institute for Community Practice and Governance
  • Has every one got an idea of something they need money to do?
  • The Annual Fundraising Strategy Assign fundraising as a priority responsibility Work out the elements – what mix? Gain Board approval Communicate widely Keep fresh
  • Have some forethought – what do you need Problem/Issue/Challenge to your organisation How will you solve it/what options do you have What steps/stages are involved ($) Timing per stage? Complaints that parents have nothing for children to do at our club
    • Create play area for kids----
    • Have child care worker for weekends
    • Hire a clown
    • Plans - $8,000
    • Permit - $500
    • Excavation - $4000 (in kind)
    • Sand – 1000 ($500 partnership with supplier)
    • Supply and install Soft Fall -$8000
    • Supply an Install Equipment – $25000 (could itemise this too)
    • Safety Inspection - $1500
    • Launch Party – 1000
    • Audit of funds - $1000
    • Report – 600 (in kind)
    6 wks 4 wks 2days 2 days 4 wks 6 weeks I day 1 day 2 wks 2 wks
  • OUTCOME NEED WHY WOULD I GIVE YOU THIS MONEY TO DO THIS WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE Problem/Issue/Challenge to your organisation How will you solve it/what options do you have What steps/stages are involved ($) Timing per stage? Complaints that parents have nothing for children to do at our club
    • Create play area for kids----
    • Have child care worker for weekends
    • Hire a clown
    • Plans - $8,000
    • Permit - $500
    • Excavation - $4000 (in kind)
    • Sand – 1000 ($500 partnership with supplier)
    • Supply and install Soft Fall -$8000
    • Supply an Install Equipment – $25000 (could itemise this too)
    • Safety Inspection - $1500
    • Launch Party – 1000
    • Audit of funds - $1000
    • Report – 600 (in kind)
    6 wks 4 wks 2days 2 days 4 wks 6 weeks I day 1 day 2 wks 2 wks
  • Need Linked to solution/option
    • In the Western suburbs of Sydney there are 4800 children aged between 2-12 who do not have access to a playground that deals with their physical disabilities. (problem/issue/challenge)
    • Access All Ability playground – (solution)
  • The Six Fundraising Pillars
    • Grants - Gov, Corporate, Philanthropic
    • Affinity - members, friends, supporters,
    • Individuals - donations, wills, bequests and life insurance
    • Community events: sausage sizzle, festival
    • Partnerships - business, other community groups/schools, councils, service clubs – major or minor (sponsors)
    • Business - maintenance, meals, jobs etc
  • Pillar Number 1: The Grants Pillar
    • Easy Grants Newsletter
    • Information Every Month and support for grant seeking
      • Comprehensive – every grant in Australia
      • In time (approx 2 months ahead) – not old manuals
      • Proactive
      • Advice and Tips
    First Step is Knowing Where, When and How
  • What is Australia Day?
  • Youth
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Multicultural
  • Arts and Culture
    • Think outside the square and think how else you
    • contribute to the local community.
      • What is your constituency – who are your members/targets and what programs do you undertake?
      • Are your activities encouraging healthy practices or an anti-drug, anti-alcohol, anti-smoking attitudes?
      • Do you service a large multicultural group?
      • Are you providing opportunities for youth to learn leadership skills?
    Looking Beyond the Narrow Category View
    • Corporate Info (ABN, GST, Inc Ass No, Annual reports, Bank Details)
    • Mailing address/Contact details
    • Board Member details (brief)
    • Previous grant wins -
    • Who How When What Where’s
    • From Much For The report
    • Evidence of Need - Demographic data (group/town/city/region)
    Template contents
  • Template contents (cont)
    • Testimonials (gov, community, corp)
    • Who are you?
    • What do you do?
    • Why do you do it?
    • How do you do what you do? (funding, people, volunteers, staff, partners)
    • Where do you operate – link to data?
    • When were you established? If new why?
    • Insurance Coverage (Who, How much etc)
    MISSION STATEMENT
    • Define the problem
    • Clearly defined and achievable objectives
    • Specific
    • Realistic
    • Achievable within timelines
    • Result in outcomes that can be measured
    • Who is involved (internal/external)?
    The Proposed Project
    • Evidence
    • Letters-current and targeted to the project
    • Financial – can you do what you say
    • In kind – who is doing what for you
    • Local Newspaper Articles
    • Research (as before)
    • e.g. multi use – draft schedule for use of facility
    Community Support
    • Match budget to activities
    • Match timelines to budget
    • All items of expenditure under headings
    • A percentage of overheads (check)
    • Contingency (check)
    • Cost in volunteer time (check)
    • What are you putting in?
    Budget
    • Celebrate Internally – But first thing to do is say thanks
    • Invite funders to any events, openings (if they attend acknowledge them in speech)
    • Send regular reports and communications
    • Acknowledge funders on all materials and verbally
    • … .THEN LET THEM KNOW WHAT ELSE YOU WANT TO DO
    Winning the Grant – and More and More…
    • Murder is illegal
    • Ask for a debrief
        • Should more information have been provided?
        • Was there one particular area (or many) where they could improve?
        • Would they consider another application in future?
    Not Winning is Not Losing in the Future