Growing Out-of-School Time Programs with. D RT. Development Initiatives for Rural Townships. The Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance Carolyn Hudman , Director Judy Turner, Office Manager WEB: www.kyoutofschoolalliance.org. Why? .
Out-of-school time program sustainability strategies often assume the resources available in urban environments and rarely address the challenges unique to programs operating in rural communities.
What are some of the differences (challenges/benefits) between programs operating in urban environments as opposed to rural communities?
According to master fundraiser there are 3 Necessities as a Fundraiser: Kim Klien
Active Rural Living
Weave yourself and your program into the very fabric of your community. Know that everyday interactions in a rural community can make or break you.
… These are not always the same thing!
“In fundraising, you always do better by being completely literal … just tell and show what the problem and solution are.” Jeff Brooks
(The Fundraiser’s Guide to Irresistible Communications)
Community Partners & Individual Donors
Friend-raising & Fund-raising
Plotting Your Community
… often the most influential of all Leaders
Ensure a PHOTO OP for the kiddos & the volunteer!
Be sure to send pic with THANK YOU!
Contact: PROGRAM DIRECTOR NAME
Cool Title, Hometown, KY (DATE) – Write a cute caption or plug here. Don’t “over-think” the editor will change at will.
Contact: Name, Address, TEL: • FAX: WEB:
The Grandma Factor!
88% of Households
Give to Charity!
Average per family? $2,213 in 2012
Individuals accounted for over 72% of giving in 2012! Roughly $223 Billion!
Rural people often have a very traditionalist view of life. They work hard for their money and will give generously if they feel you’re being honest and open with them and intend to use the money for something they truly believe in.
ASK for it!
The answer you get when making the ask may rely less on what you ask and more HOW you ask it
Build a bulletin board that includes an oak tree and squirrel holding an acorn. Label each of the acorns with a program “need” or want … BIG or small. (Think angel tree for the program. )
Parents/community members can purchase the item and donate to the program.
School or Club wide - Each class competes.
The Pennydrive Rules:
classes jar to reduce their amount.
Charge to have a yard flocked with flamingos. In order to get the flamingos out of their lawn, they have to call the phone number attached to one of the flamingo’s neck (includes all information) and for a $10 donations, they could have the flamingos removed and sent to the lawn of their choice. Move flamingos daily.
In additional to writing grants specifically for your program, expand your vision to include partnerships with local health departments and flagship universities (education dept.) in your state.
Remember: You can often offer access to children for program implementation (health and wellness supports; educational supports, social and cultural supports)
Photographs are Powerful! (Blanket the town and always include positive program pictures in your correspondence.)
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