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1 Partnering Potential in the Nonprofit World Richele J. Messick May 2008

2 1.6 million nonprofits in the U.S. 1.6 million nonprofits in the U.S. Growing at over 5% each year Growing at over 5% each year Can nonprofits help each other not just Can nonprofits help each other not just survive, but thrive? Challenging, crowded marketplace

3 Mission: To provide children with experiences today to inspire the dreams, hopes and achievements of tomorrow Founded 2001 Provides children in need with tickets to sporting & cultural events Over 210,000 tickets given

4 439 nonprofit partners $1.6 million in tickets donated $80,000 operating budget, one staff person Broad reach, low budget

5 Nonprofit Partners Primarily in Minneapolis & St. Paul Primarily in Minneapolis & St. Paul School/Education, Mentoring and Family Services roles School/Education, Mentoring and Family Services roles Many work with kids a year Many work with kids a year Majority operating budgets under $100,000 Majority operating budgets under $100,000

6 Research Question Are current Tix for Are current Tix for Tots nonprofit partners willing to collaborate to provide greater awareness and an additional source of funding?

7 Methodology Online survey sent to 439 current Tix for Tots nonprofit partners Online survey sent to 439 current Tix for Tots nonprofit partners Question categories included: Question categories included: Organizational information How they feel about Tix for Tots Collaborating on communications Willingness to contribute financially

8 Responses Received 178 responses Received 178 responses 41% response rate 41% response rate

9 Tix for Tots provides a valuable service. Tix for Tots provides a valuable service.

10 Tix for Tots is a valuable partner in helping my organization fulfill its mission. Tix for Tots is a valuable partner in helping my organization fulfill its mission.

11 In 2008 we’re likely to request… In 2008 we’re likely to request…

12 Not Interested NeutralInterested Sharing information about Tix for Tots in your newsletter 26%46%29% Placing information about Tix for Tots on your website 44%38%19% Including Tix for Tots in your annual report 38%40%22% Inviting Tix for Tots to attend events 35%43%22% How interested are you in the following means of collaboration? How interested are you in the following means of collaboration?

13 Not WillingNeutral Very Willing Annual Membership Fee 61%36%3% Per Transaction Service Fee 67%30%4% Per Ticket Service Fee 73%24%4% Voluntary Donation 26%44%32% Indicate your willingness in the following means of financially supporting Tix for Tots: Indicate your willingness in the following means of financially supporting Tix for Tots:

14 So, So, are current Tix for Tots nonprofit partners willing to collaborate to provide greater awareness and provide an additional source of funding? They’re Unsure

15 Recommendations Create template article Create template article Ask that e-newsletter be shared Ask that e-newsletter be shared Encourage voluntary donations Encourage voluntary donations

16 Final Thought Opportunity to educate partners

17 Questions?


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