It is a tough truth to embrace, but your mission is bigger than you or your organization. Although you have a "mission statement" that describes what you do, other organizations in your community may address the same or similar human or societal need that you address. How you meet that mission may differ, but donors don't understand why we don't work together to leverage their investments and solve community problems. The needs in our communities continue to grow, and the answer is not to create more organizations: it is to work together as powerful partners to inspire community investment. Through collaborations and informal partnerships, and by learning to speak about our larger mission and not just about our organization, we can inspire much greater community investment from a much wider constituency. Join a provocative and interactive session that guarantees to give you a new perspective on your true mission and how to engage donor-investors at all levels.
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