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Don't Gamble With Your Dollars Leverage Your Funding

Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Time: 2:00pm - 3:15pm EST
Cost: $35 - Member/Non-Member
CEU: 0.1


Description:
Can you partner with another organization and reallocate operational dollars without impacting services? Many organizations , including P&R departments and day and resident camps, seek out alternative funding opportunities to maximize resources and provide services. Learn how Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation (MCPR) has worked with churches, athletic associations, universities and private groups to leverage their dollars to collaborate on capital and operational partnerships. Attendees will understand the difference between fundraising and partnerships as well as learn the process to evaluate partnership proposals to determine their feasibility.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to develop a process for requesting funding partnerships in your community to leverage operational and capital dollars.
2. Explain how to assess a partnership proposal to determine if it is a good funding opportunity for your agency.
3. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of partnerships to help determine the feasibility and impact of entering into a partnership agreement.
4. Identify the differences between fundraising and partnerships to help conclude which avenue is right for your organizations funding needs.

Presenter: James Alsup, Division Director, Enterprise Services, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department


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