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Every Dollar Counts – Marilyn Sewell

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A Pecha Kucha style presentation about fundraising for health services in Brant County delivered by Marilyn Sewell at Paris Lectures on October 18, 2016.

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Every Dollar Counts – Marilyn Sewell

  1. 1. Every Dollar Counts MARILYN SEWELL 10.18 #PARISNORTH BCHSYSFOUNDATION.ORG
  2. 2. ! Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) encompasses programs and services offered at the Brantford General Hospital and the Willett in Paris ! Tonight I’m talking about the Foundation – the fundraising partner for the system ! I’m not talking about the future of the Willett in Paris – that’s a good discussion for another time Brant Community Healthcare System Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  3. 3. Independent organization dedicated to: 1. Raising awareness of the gap in funding 2. Communicating the needs in the system 3. Engaging the community and raising money 4. Managing donor dollars with accountability and responsibility What is the BCHS Foundation? Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  4. 4. ! Joined the board as a volunteer in 2010 ! Appointed to the Executive in 2012 ! Served as Chair from January 2015 to June 2016 ! Currently Past Chair ! Also cross appointment to the BCHS Hospital Board as non- voting member What’s my connection? Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  5. 5. I was searching for: 1. Something just for me with no connections to anyone else 2. A way to use my board governance skills 3. A brand new area of learning What’s in it for me? Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  6. 6. 1. Volunteers who care about healthcare in our community 2. People with skills in business, legal, government all with community connections 3. Diverse representation of the community 4. Gap matrix system for recruitment 5. Six year term Our Volunteer Board Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  7. 7. Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts! ! The Foundation provides money to: 1. purchase medical equipment and capital expenditures that are not paid for by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, 2. provide essential resources to maintain the exceptional level of compassionate patient care, 3. invest in new and innovative technology, and 4. handle emergency repairs Government spending isn’t enough!
  8. 8. Just over $21.7million raised in the last 12 years How has the community responded? Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  9. 9. ! Wheelchairs and critical care beds ! MRI and CT Scanner, ! Portable ultrasound and other ER equipment, ! Diagnostic imaging equipment, Where does the $$$$ go? Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts! ! Lab equipment, ! Music therapy program, ! Refreshing the cancer clinic and paediatric unit, and ! More……………….. Short answer – for everything in every place
  10. 10. 1. Appropriate recognition and thanks 2. Stewardship reports 3. Newsletters 4. Updated website 5. Annual reports 6. Ability to direct gifts - restricted funds or priority needs 7. Wise investments Accountability to our donors Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  11. 11. 1. Small team of dedicated fundraising professionals 2. 3rd party partners 3. Dedicated volunteers 4. Anyone with a good idea 5. We all can through social media – Foundation is connected! Who does the work? Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  12. 12. 1. Signature events 2. Annual programs and events 3. Major gifts 4. Planned giving 5. Monthly donations 6. 3rd party programs 7. Wise investments How do we raise funds? Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  13. 13. 1. Annual Spring Gala Signature Events raise over $100,000 Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts! In common – ! Huge volunteer commitment ! Community connections 2. BCG Logistic Group Charity Golf Tournament 2016 – Bright White Bling to support the MRI 2015 – Helping Hands for Critical Care 2014 – Cancer Care Close to Home
  14. 14. ! Smile Cookie Campaign with Tim Horton's ! 1st Annual Ladies Night Out – March 2016 ! 1st Annual Men’s Night Out – November 10, 2016 (Paris) ! 12 days of Giving Campaign – December 2016 ! 12th Annual Firefighters Golf Tournament every September ! The inaugural Supporting Patient Care – One Step at a Time Run/ Walk to benefit the ER – October 22, 2016 ! Memorial Gifts and Grateful Patients Annual programs and events Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  15. 15. ! Don’t just happen ! Corporate donations, for example ◦ SC Johnson digital mammography and ultrasound imaging ! Personal donations and estates ! Connections to the cause - i.e. Family Birthing Center Major gifts Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  16. 16. ! Intentional conversations ! Bequest in a will ! Insurance policy Planned Giving Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  17. 17. ! Automatic ! Any amount of donation ! Quick ! Convenient ! Consistent for Foundation budgeting Monthly donations Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  18. 18. We love these partnerships! 1. Closet Door Clothing Store 2. Kate Broddick Team 3. Brantford Comedy Festival 4. Weigh your Scrap and Give Back 5. Kettlecorn popcorn, Easel program 6. Lemonade stands to dress down days, and more……. 3rd Party Program! Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  19. 19. ! The need for funds never stops ! Technology changes so quickly ! Lots of great causes to support ! Understanding why we give – what motivates a donor? ◦ People just don’t write cheques, we need to continually engage donors What are the Challenges? Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  20. 20. ! Healthcare affects everyone in our community ! Hospitals will continue to need donor dollars ! The future of the delivery of our healthcare will define our future needs ! Endless opportunities to connect with our growing community, and ! Everyone can participate because every dollar counts! Looking ahead Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  21. 21. ! Insight into the world of health care ! Friendships and connections outside my normal circle ! Experience as Board Chair for a very important cause ! A desire to continue to give of my time and resources I’ve gained…. Together we are transforming healthcare in our community. Every Dollar Counts!
  22. 22. 10.18 #PARISNORTH BCHS Foundation BCHSYSFOUNDATION.ORG

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