by Darlene Zangara
Darlene gave a brief overview of Development's progress. The Development Workgroup's tasks include grant writing, fund development plans, fiscal plans and messaging:
Two important meetings took place in September 2018 with Fox Advancement and Propel Nonprofits. The purpose of the meeting with Fox Advancement is to review the work they provided for us. Fox researched and identified potential grants. We learned that this will be a challenge because there are not many available grants that fit our needs. We will have to develop better messaging of what is Thompson Hall. We need to build strong relationships with funders and other organizations. We also need to cultivate potential donors. We will need to build a long-term strategy for fund development.
The second meeting was with Propel Nonprofits. We explored the possibility of fiscal sponsorship and learned that we will take a different direction. We need to strengthen our fiscal controls and implement a new policy. We will continue to work with Deaf Equity.
* Identify and apply for grants
* Create donor letters & donor plan
* Re-establish or establish new key relationships
* Develop a strong public relations plan
* Seek professional accounting services
* Develop a Fiscal Controls Policy and Procedures Handbook