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Project MEND. National Conference on AT Reuse “Shaping a National Collaborative for Assistive Technology Reutilization” September 14-17, 2009 Omni Hotel @ CNN Center Atlanta, Georgia “Sustainability Planning”. Services We Provide….

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Project mend

Project MEND

National Conference on AT Reuse

“Shaping a National Collaborative for Assistive Technology Reutilization”

September 14-17, 2009

Omni Hotel @ CNN Center

Atlanta, Georgia

“Sustainability Planning”


Services we provide

Services We Provide…

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) – Through this service we provide DME to eligible clients. We receive donated DME then refurbish, repair and sanitize these items and distribute them to our clients.

Fitted Mobility (FM) – This service allows us to provide financial assistance to eligible clients needing to purchase specialized or fitted devices, such as, orthotics; prostheses; cranial helmets; and other assistive devices necessary for rehabilitation.


Our clients include

Our clients include….

  • Children

  • Adults

  • Seniors

  • Veterans

  • Military Personnel

    & their families


Ideas for sustaining your programs

Ideas for Sustaining Your Programs

  • Invest in the development of your Board of Directors

    • Establish your By Laws

    • Have your Board build a Board Member Profile so they “buy in” to the quality and skills they want to see in members

    • Train your Board Members (responsibilities; expectations)

    • Develop a Board Member Application for those interested in serving on your Board


Ideas for sustaining your programs1

Ideas for Sustaining Your Programs

  • Increase your funding resources by:

    • Collaborating with your local city and county agencies (County Hospital System; University Health Systems; private hospitals; doctors & other health-related businesses

    • Establishing relationships with the “big corporations”

    • Hire a Development Coordinator to help you fundraise and expand your donor base

    • Charging fees for services (delivery; repair; application; batteries)


Ideas for sustaining your programs2

Ideas for Sustaining Your Programs

  • Brand your name in the community

    • Advertise and market your services (brochures; newsletters; website; MySpace; Twitter; attend events; do presentations; advertise in newspapers, magazines; billboards; etc.)

    • Be a “link” on other websites


Ideas for sustaining your programs3

Ideas for Sustaining Your Programs

  • Develop Policies and Procedures for:

    • Operations and the delivery of services

    • Warehouse operations including sanitization, delivery, pick up and disposal of DME

    • Inventory Tracking

    • Financial

    • Personnel


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Thank You!

Cathy Valdez

Executive Director

210-223-6363

[email protected]

www.projectmend.org


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