Creating and working within synergistic partnerships. Anna Gail L. Caunca Gregory Hamluk. WHO ARE WE?. Objectives.
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Anna Gail L. Caunca
What’s the difference?
How do we work within youth partnerships?
How can we foster an environment for shared leadership?
Understanding the goals and needs
Field Unit / Department level
Organizational Level -- Gail's Priorities
Bring Biomedical Services operations into compliance with the FDA
Achieve financial stability
Revitalize our brand
1. Increase donations
2. Revitalize our brand
3. Improve teamwork
Strategies in partnering
Marketing – Facebook, Twitter – Dance-a-thon, Bowling; using media/technology to stay in touch to promote fundraiser
Department-to-Department – working with H&S – revenue generation for the program
Garage Sale – Donations and proceeds; Youth collected and staffed; allocated dollars to Youth programs
Specific Programs where Youth can fundraise for (e.g., Operation Warm the Homeless, etc.)
Incorporate event oriented fundraisers with other forms of fundraising.
Youth volunteers as brand champions:
Using Social Media outlets
Getting the story out of what we are doing and what Youth are doing
Make them “cool”
Flip-flops, t-shirts, items with “youth appeal”
Youth as internal champions with other audiences (groups they belong to already)
Improving Team Work
Retreat with Youth
Email lists and ways to communicate so that the message gets to youth members
Courses and Teambuilding – opportunities to work together
Open communication, have an identify for the program, role clarification, lines of communications open; knowing what other departments needs are
Working closely with other departments
Youth newsletter (with donation envelope)
Crossmarketing with newsletters and with other departments
Diversifying volunteer pool
Knowledge of local community
Representative of larger community
Leverage their web and pockets of the communities that Youth are connected to
Understanding the needs of the region / other departments within your field unit
- Organizational plan
- Field unit strategic plan
- Resources (volunteer), infrastructure (policies)
- Funding, marketing, space/location