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Fundraising Community Chat 8/24

  • 1.  Fundraising Community Chat 8/24

    Posted 08-17-2022 09:53:00 AM
    Hope to see some of you at our next Community Chat on fundraising for youth gardens! Bring your questions, ideas, and successes to share with other members related to grants, fundraisers, youth-led businesses, local donations, and anything else you'd like to chat about.

    If you have questions about fundraising, drop them here or in the sign up form. 

    See you next Wednesday, 8/24 at 3PM ET! Details and Registration

    Amelia Dupuis
    Kids Garden Community Manager

  • 2.  RE: Fundraising Community Chat 8/24

    Posted 08-25-2022 11:18:00 AM
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    Thank you to everyone who joined us for yesterday's Community Chat and everyone who submitted questions! From reaching out to electric companies for mulch to limeade fundraisers, we talked about so many ways to support youth gardens. 

    The recording is attached and time stamps listed below. Here are some of the resources and ideas that were shared (watch the recording for more ideas and info!): 


    Donation Sources for Materials and Supplies
    • Free seeds: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, GrowOrganic
    • Mulch: tree cutting services, electric companies
    • Other: local water districts to support installing efficient water systems or drought-tolerant plants, Buy Nothing and Nextdoor groups for donations of supplies from the community
    • Retail chains: Target, Walmart, JOANN (program supported by Kids in Need Foundation), grocery stores, Chik-fil-A

    Recording Time Stamps:

    11:00 - Quick overview of the Grant Funding Webinar Series

    16:00 - Funding/stipends for garden personnel and ideas for finding short or long term volunteers

    25:40 - Tips for using sponsorship as a funding strategy

    33:15 - Working with multiple schools and lots of admin

    37:25 - Fundraiser ideas

    45:45 - Tips for keeping garden costs down and creative sources for funds, materials, and supplies

    55:30 - Retail chains that can support your garden program

    BONUS: We did a fundraising Community Chat in December, too! View the recording and resources here.

    If you have more questions and ideas related to fundraising, continue the conversation here or start a new thread!

    Amelia Dupuis
    Kids Garden Community Manager

  • 3.  RE: Fundraising Community Chat 8/24

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