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2014 National Health Center Week Webinar

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  • National Health Center Week 2014: August 10-16
  • NHCW 2014 Theme
  • Thank You! National Health Center Week Premier Sponsor
  • National Health Center Week 2014 August 10 - 16 Amanda Pears Kelly – Director of National Advocacy – NACHC – May 2014
  • 2014 Theme
  • Post Your Event(s) Please post your event details online as soon as possible! >>Post event information online h The password is healthy
  • 1. Planning – Start Early! a. Determine the types of event(s) you would like to hold b. Create invitation & sponsor list 2. Teamwork, Planning Support & Benchmarks a. Create a committee, consider working with local partner organizations b. Make sure you have board & leadership support 3. Outreach a. Invitations to local, state, federal elected officials b. Seek Sponsors–Start with a list of potential sponsors and begin getting the word out c. Don’t forget the media – TV, Radio, Newspaper, Online 4. Persistence a. Create a timeline to continue reaching out to elected officials, the media and other invitees leading up to the event b. Make sure your communications plan includes regular updates for sponsors, attendees, and the public 5. Thank You’s & Notes of Success a. Always say THANK YOU – to attendees, sponsors, etc. b. Let your supporters – participants AND nonparticipants – know how your event Five Steps to Success
  • Sometimes A Little Help Goes A LONG Way! • Sponsorship Types –In Kind –Cash –Participation • Setting Goals –Estimate your costs and needs –Build on your success each year
  • Requesting Sponsorship Securing Sponsors • Survey Your Contacts –Who Knows Who? –Who Does the Health Center Work With? –Who Do Your Partners Work With? • Think Outside the Box! –What Do You Need For Your Event? Tip: Ask your sponsors to WORK FOR YOU! Ask for their help to make additional contacts and recruit other sponsors for your event, and to help promote your event!
  • There’s a System for Sponsorship! • Do your homework and be prepared –Understand and observe procedure –Prepare Materials in Advance • Letter of request, review of last year’s activities, list of benefits received as a sponsor • Start Early! • Use Your Guest List! • Take What You Can Get!
  • Sponsors Come in All Shapes & Sizes… • Money Isn’t Everything… – Local Restaurants & Grocers – Police & Fire Department – Local Personalities • When Money IS Everything… – Who Do You Do Business With? • Banks • Insurance • Accountants • Suppliers • Partners – The Regulars… • Drug Reps • Health Plans • Lab Companies • Let NACHC Know! – While We Can’t Promise Everyone… • We will do everything we can to support your event – but we can’t help if we don’t hear from you!
  • Seeking Local Sponsorship Step 1: Write a description of what your event might look like. - What will the event be called? - Who do you expect to attend? o Who has been invited? o Who has confirmed? - Where will you hold your event? - When will you hold your event(s)? - Why are you holding your event? o Why is it important? - How can sponsors help or be involved/included? What’s in it for them? o What benefits will your sponsor receive by sponsoring the event? o Why should they care whether or not they get involved? o How will their time/money be used? o What type of support are you looking for? Financial, in-kind contributions, give-aways, catering etc. Provide choices of how they can be involved. Step 2: Make a list of your potential sponsors. - What local businesses do you often work with? Banks, Pharmacies, Grocery Stores, Chamber of Commerce, Churches, Heating/Fuel Providers, Medical Supply Companies etc. - What local businesses employ large percentages of your patients? - What local businesses might be interested in social responsibility? o Do any local businesses have social service programs? - Check with your health center board and members for recommendations on likely sponsors. Step 3: Make your initial contact and request. - Before contacting your sponsor, research to see if they have a process for these types of requests. o Try to establish who your contact person at the company should be for scheduling meetings and making your request. - Make an appointment well in advance to make your request. o Don’t be discouraged if they ask for a proposal first before scheduling a meeting. Send a proposal/request and follow up to schedule a meeting face to face if possible. - Be prepared with your event plan and examples of how their sponsorship could be used both to their benefit and yours. - Follow up- Always thank your contact, whether they agree to sponsor your event or not. Step 4: Produce Results- Make good on what you proposed. - When a group agrees to be a sponsor, deliver the results you promised. o Turn Out- Make sure people attend the event. o Exposure- Provide the exposure your sponsor was seeking. o Appreciation- Publicly thank your sponsor. o Community- Make the community aware of their sponsorship. - When a group chooses not to sponsor Attendance- Invite the group to attend the event anyway, so they can see what the value of their involvement might have been for next time. o Marketing- Send any marketing materials produced for or after the event, to illustrate the value in sponsorship for next year. o Future Plans- Encourage their involvement in your next event. Step 5: After your event, follow up- Thank You’s - Always follow up personally, with a note or in person, recognizing the support of the sponsor. - Give them info on the success of the event O How many people attended? o Special comments about the Sponsor. o Any press coverage. - Let your sponsor know how their support helped the health center and community. - Thank your sponsor and leave an invitation open for the next event. - Recognize their support publicly if possible.
  • Event Ideas…Big & Small • Health Center Open House • Health Center Tours/Legislative Visits • Health Center Health Fairs • Health Center Anniversary Celebrations • Health Center Awards Ceremonies- – Policy Makers – Board Members – Staff Awards – Community Leaders – Patient Volunteers • Health Tests/Screenings- – Immunizations – Blood Pressure Screenings • Theme Days- Health Awareness/Screenings – Women’s Health – Child Health – Men’s Health – Behavioral Health – Cardiac Health • Community Walk- End Point At Health Center/Healthy BBQ • Ground Breaking/Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies • Meet Your Providers Day • Health Center Talent Show • Voter Registration Drive • Kids Color Contest- Health Center Posters Etc. The Size of Your Event Has NO Bearing On The Success Of Your Celebration! • Editorial Board Visits • Kids Day/Kids Fair- Back To School • Community Information Session • Health Care for the Homeless BBQ • Staff Appreciation Lunch • Health Center Races & Parades – Road Race – Bike Race – Triathlon – Golf Tournament • Health Center Family Day • Patient Testimonial Drive • HCW Proclamation with Local Official
  • More event ideas REMEMBER NHCW Special Populations Recognition! Tuesday: Public Housing Health Centers Day Wednesday: Health Care for the Homeless Day Thursday: Farmworker Health Day >>Click here for more event ideas
  • NHCW and the Media Don’t Be Shy About Working With The Media! • Treat Media Contacts Like VIPs – Build the Relationship – Extend an Invitation – Start Early • NHCW Media Templates: http://www.healthcenterweek.com/media-toolkit.cfm – Press Release – Talking Points – OpEd – Letter to the Editor Newspaper, Online, TV, Radio
  • Tools & Resources • www.healthcenterweek.org • Media Toolkit & Templates • Sponsorship How-To • Event Ideas • Template Resolution & Proclamation • Photos, Videos & Story Collection • National Health Center Week Store • Posters in English & Spanish • Personalize a banner • Items to help promote your event!
  • Social Media Tools Tweet about National Health Center Week using the hashtag #NHCW2014 Upload one of the below cover images to your organization’s Facebook Page or on your a personal Facebook account to help promote National Health Center Week! •Option 1: •Option 2: Customize the picture with your organization’s event information
  • 2014 Contests No more than 1 picture and 1 video submission per submitter.  Videos must be less than 2 minutes in length. Submissions must be received electronically between August 1-30, 2014. >>Access contest rules and prize information here
  • Post Your Event(s) Please post your event details online as soon as possible! >>Post event information online here The password is healthy Don’t Forget!
  • Amanda Pears Kelly Director of National Advocacy & Civic Engagement National Association of Community Health Centers apearskelly@nachc.com 202-834-2592 Please contact me! Questions about National Health Center Week Help posting an event Help editing an existing event Other NHCW tools/resources/templates needed Let me know if a Member of Congress confirms attendance
  • NHCW 2014 Sponsors