Collaboration in Fundraising

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Danielle Crumrine, Tee Pittsburgh

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Collaboration in Fundraising

  1. 1. Collaboration in Fundraising Success through meaningful engagement of private donors and corporations in building healthy community forests
  2. 2. A case study of Tree Pittsburgh’s approach to developing , fostering, and maintaining relationships with funding partners Develop your audience Benchmark and Research Plan and report progress
  3. 3. Develop your audience Expand your thinking beyond the usual suspects
  4. 4. Youth Development Public Health Stormwater Air Quality Environmental Economic
  5. 5. Chamber of Commerce Community Development Corporations Real-estate Agents Business Schools Public Safety DCED, HUD, other govt agencies Corporations Foundations with economic focus
  6. 6. Benchmark and Research Develop a compelling argument 1816 City of Pittsburgh Founded 1910 1889 Schenley Park Created Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission Established 1879 1904 First Tree Ordinance Protecting Trees From Horses Forestry Committee Formed Within the Civic Club of Allegheny County
  7. 7. 1970 1995 2000 Forestry Division Housed over 30 Employees Carnegie Mellon Report Published Regional Parks Master Plan 1980s 1998 Steel Industry Declines Shade Tree Commission Refounded 2004 An Ecological and Physical Investigatio n of Pittsburgh Hillsides 2006 2005 Tree Pittsburgh Founded (formerly Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest) Street Tree Inventory and Management Plan 2005 2006 2007 Pittsburgh designated as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation Alleghen y Cemeter y Tree Inventor y Park Tree Inventory
  8. 8. 2008 i-Tree Streets Tree Benefits Analysis 2008 Urban Forester Hired in City Planning Department 2008 TreeVitalize® Established in the Pittsburgh Region 2010 Urban Forest Master Planning Symposium Annual Benefit Summary for Pittsburgh’s Street Trees 2011 Benefits Eco and Total ($) i-Tree Urban Tree Energy $ 1,205,133 Canopy 2010 CO2 Analysis $ 35,424 Benchmark Report Air Quality $ 252,935 Stormwater $ 334,601 Aesthetic/Other $ 572,882 Natural Areas Study Urban Forest Master Annual Benefits $2,400,975 Plan 2008 iTree Streets Analysis
  9. 9. Plan and Report Progress Strengthen relationships by making your partners part of the story and maintaining relevancy
  10. 10. Cross representation on Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission and Tree Pgh Board of Directors. Steering Committee participation on special projects. Joint advocacy efforts, local, state, and federal. Joint fundraising for professional tree inventories, tree care, and tree planting. Joint education support – DPW staff, Tree Tenders, CDC workshops. Joint promotion of Arbor Day. Sponsorship of the annual Penn-Del ISA Arbor Day of Service. Extensive MOU to fast track invoicing.
  11. 11. Impact of Major Urban Forest Pests $800,000,000 80.0% $700,000,000 70.0% $600,000,000 60.0% $500,000,000 50.0% $400,000,000 40.0% $300,000,000 30.0% $200,000,000 20.0% $100,000,000 10.0% $0 0.0% Asian Longhorned Beetle Gypsy Moth Structural value Emerald Ash Borer Dutch Elm Disease Percentage of Total Urban Forest
  12. 12. Annual grant to support Arbor Day celebrations at local schools – including tree planting on schoolyard. Participation in Tree Tender course to provide information about utility pruning. Sponsorship of the annual Penn-Del ISA Arbor Day of Service. Participation on the Tree Pittsburgh Board of Directors.

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