Presentation on theme: "Sharing What We’ve Learned April 15, 2011 Sponsors UIC Healthy City Collaborative Institute for Health Research and Policy Community Engagement and Research."— Presentation transcript:
Sharing What We’ve Learned April 15, 2011 Sponsors UIC Healthy City Collaborative Institute for Health Research and Policy Community Engagement and Research Core Center for Excellence in Eliminating Disparities
Introductions Who and where Why you are here What would you like to accomplish
Telling Your Story (All of It) Cynthia Barnes Boyd University of Illinois at Chicago Director UIC Neighborhoods Initiative Director Healthy City Collaborative
When you wake up, remember the dream Break apart the puzzle and consider the individual pieces Identity individual assets and functions Be alert for opportunities to address individual pieces
“If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll Probably End Up Somewhere Else” Justice for all A world without poverty A city that works
“To Get from point A to point Z you must first learn the alphabet”
….represents over 320 nonprofit providers of long-term care and housing services for 65,000 elderly residents across Pennsylvania. The Association is committed to helping its members provide quality care efficiently and effectively for the individuals and families they serve. In an age of impersonal care, PANPHA members put people before profits Our mission is simple: To offer education on the wise use of credit.
Clarity and lack of ambiguity Vivid and clear picture Description of a bright future Memorable and engaging wording Realistic aspirations Alignment with organizational values and culture Details the completed puzzle
What aspirations do we have for our piece of the world where we have influence? What can (and/or does) we do or contribute to fulfill those aspirations?".
You Have a One Minute Opportunity to Tell a Potential Investor About You/Your Organization
You evaluate it potential for growth You put something in You expect it to grow You expect a return on your investment or ROI If it does well you ‘hold’ or buy If it does poorly you sell You spin off successful parts
Gone are the days of pulling heart strings so don’t sob Strong Messaging Flexible searching Mix and Match Opportunities
Describe the mission of your organization Describe your organization Describe your organizations capabilities. Why should we invest in you? What do you have, do or know that we are interested in? Is the investment wise?
Say who you are Say how good you are Get others to agree that you’re good Say what you need to do what you want Describe how you know you have done it Say how you will continuing doing it Describe what the benefactor will get in return Support what you said 1
A detailed description of the applicant Description of the parent organization Relevant historical information Mission or purpose of the organization Scope of services or activities Population served Related work and/or previous experience Previous research involvement Partnerships, collaborations and networks Capabilities of propose program staff Special capabilities 8