Hi all!In this month's Community Chat we're chatting about all things fundraising. Join us on Wednesday, December 8th at 3PM EST to ask your questions and share ideas about fundraising for your gardening program, including finding and applying for grants, fundraiser ideas, crowdfunding, donations of supplies, and more. From those new to gardening to seasoned educators, everyone is welcome! Stay for the entire hour to listen and learn or drop in at any time.See the event description for more information and to register.Can't attend? Add your questions to the registration form or drop them below and we'll do our best to answer them during the Chat. We plan to record the event.See you on Wednesday!
Hi! The recording of yesterday's Community Chat on Fundraising for Youth Gardening is available and attached below. Big thanks to our topic specialists and participating members for such an informative chat. Below are the time stamps for the recording if you'd like to view certain topics and helpful links that were shared.
Questions about anything covered in the Chat or not covered? Reply here or start a new thread!
Some fundraising resources…
Kids Garden Community:
Funding Opportunities Library - explore open and closed grants and contests and share opportunities (local, national, or international) with the Community
KidsGardening Grants (open and upcoming grants)
Whole Kids Foundation Grants (application window in Feb-March)
SeedMoney (crowdfunding platform specific to gardens)
Crowdfunding Successes (and Challenges) for Garden-Based Education (blog from one of our topic specialists, Carrie)
The PS9 and IS5 Middle School Garden (example program that had success with crowdfunding through SeedMoney)
Give and Garden (fundraiser shared by Kirsten - thanks!)
Dirt Girls to the Rescue (another blog from Carrie on how their program used it's participants to keep up with garden maintenance and care)
Grant writing tips from Whole Kids Foundation
Create and Sustain a Program (lots of resources from KidsGardening)
Recording Time Stamps:
14:15 - Funding opportunities for interns/part time positions/personnel and ideas for continuing to fill a garden position once someone leaves
23:55 - For programs that are just getting started, first steps to take related to fundraising
33:45 - Funding for non-school programs (community/nonprofit etc.)
42:30 - What makes a program attractive to funders or likely to gain support through crowdfunding
52:05 - Tips for securing donations locally (supplies and money)
57:00 - Expected expenses to plan for year after year
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