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Board Development Strategies for Success


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Board Development Strategies for Success

  1. 1. Good Morning! Rebecca Gordon, CFRE Director of Development MissouriKidsFirst
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda • Missouri KidsFirst, just some background. • The Children’s Center, Review of Mission • SWOT Analysis • 3 Major Goals • Raising Money to Meet Our Mission. • Where do we go from here?
  3. 3. Introductions…. Name Organization Title Why are you here? What do you want to get out of this day? What are you passionate about?
  4. 4. Mission Missouri KidsFirst is dedicated to providing the resources, training and public awareness necessary to end child abuse in Missouri. 6
  5. 5. Missouri’s Medical Response to Child Abuse
  6. 6. Missouri KidsFirst • Technical Assistance • Training • Advocacy • Development
  7. 7. Building for the Future 10
  8. 8. MISSION Mission Statement: Caring professionals working together to provide a friendly setting for the investigation of child abuse and begin the healing process. 11
  9. 9. Our Mission Missions have two elements. Purpose Business
  10. 10. Purpose Why does the Children’s Center exist?
  11. 11. Business What does The Children’s Center do?
  13. 13. Strengths (internal) Weaknesses (internal) Opportunities (external) Threats (external)
  14. 14. Goals
  15. 15. Goals: What do we need to do to meet our mission? (3 goals) Administrative Programmatic Resource Development 19
  16. 16. Raising Money to Meet our Mission and Reach our Goals 20
  17. 17. Giving USA Foundation, Report
  18. 18. The Triple Whammy!  Donors/Stock Market/Retirement  Foundations/Stock Market  Government Grants
  19. 19. Keys To Success  Diversify  Diversify  Diversify
  20. 20. Source Advantages Disadvantages Costly to develop, small return per individual Largest source of giving unit · Ongoing source one can build · Hard to generate unless broad-based direct Individuals · Once a giver, also an advocate service appeal · Risky for the inexperienced · Volunteers are a good source of money · Need significant assistance from the organization's board and volunteers Source of large sums of money · Accessible, professional staff · Hard to access, no professional staff Foundations · Clear guidelines, process · Most likely to research your request · Often not large sums of money · Without personal influence, may not be · Board volunteers can help, not always possible key Large sums of money possible · Application procedures may be long, tedious Government · Process is set, clear · Political clout helps · May only pay by unit of service, fluctuates · Unspent monies may be returned · May be source of ongoing money · Difficult record keeping Steady source of relatively large sums of Generally can't be a start-up organization Federated Funds money · Clear process · Must be social service and fit priority focus United Way · Professional staff, can be agency staff driven · Very lengthy entry process Very informal approach · Money may be ongoing · Small amounts of money Corporations · Personal connections will suffice · Narrow range of interest · Personal contacts are key · Neighborhood focus will help In-kind services most likely · Need to fit their service focus, Churches/Organizations · Often looking for group projects neighborhood or religious outlook Events Build Organizational Awareness Time consuming, don’t raise enough money to cover staff time.
  21. 21. Next Steps….. 27