The Importance of a Hand Shake – Building relationships for sustainability

POWER SESSION! 

We all don’t know everyone we need to know, but we all know someone, who knows someone, we need to know! Community initiatives are on a continuous mission to build sustainability – both in resources and relationships. The first time you meet someone should be with a hand shake, not a hand out! This session will include a different lens to looking at sustainability, diversifying resources, leveraging relationships, and effectively lighting a fire under the community as prospective investors in your initiatives.

Learning Goals:

1.    Expand and enhance sustainability through a community-centric approach

2.    Methods to diversify the initiative’s portfolio – including engagement, funding and other resources

3.    Tools to meaningfully engage (or reengage) community partners as perspective funders/supporters