Nehemiah Ministries Rev. Mark Whitlock, CEO/President Bishop John R. Bryant, Chairman A Vision of Bishop John AGENDA R. Bryant 1. THE NEHEMIAH PLAN 2. PARTNERS 3. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Purpose To provide nonprofit leaders with a basic understanding of strategies for raising funds. Objectives •Identify community problems •Match the community problem with a known industry •Describe a private funding process •Describe a public funding process •Identify funding sources •Identify key issues in the public funding process •Identify key issues in the private funding process •Identify the steps of the funding process Objectives • Identify a corporate structure •Identify methods of maintaining funding •Leadership Models •How to reshape the vision •SWOT Analysis •Identify systems to market your project •Expect hater-ration •Examples of Nehemiah’s funded programs Community Challenges • 1. • 2. • 3. • 4. • 5. • 6. • 7. INDENTIFY AN INDUSTRY FOCUS • Business Development • Technology • Transportation • Social Services • Environmental Protection • Home Loan Program • Commercial Real Estate Development • Housing Development • Civic Engagement • Job Training • Health Care • Legal • Education • _________________________________ The Nehemiah Proposal Process • Who does it serve? • Does it match the mission? • Ask hard questions! • Research • Writing the proposal • Proof read the proposal • Budget/Finance • Marketing the proposal • Securing enough funding • Project Administration • Hiring/Firing policy • Self Evaluation IDENTIFY FUNDING SOURCES • FEDERAL- HHS/HUD/Commerce/Labor/Trans • STATE- Housing, Health, Commerce, Environmental, • COUNTY- Housing, Health, Commerce, Environmental, S.S. • CITY – Housing, Health, Commerce, Environmental, Social Services, • FOUNDATIONS • CORPORATIONS • WEALTHY DONORS Public Funding Process FEDERAL- STATE-COUNTY- CITY: • Notice of Funding • Request for Proposal • Pilot Project – Sole Source Grant • Public Agency • Public Agency Staff • Courting the grant maker • Description of the project • Start up costs/who funds the startup • Budget • Give credit to the elected official • Grant consultants vs. Staff writers Private Funding Resources FOUNDATIONS: • What is your vision? • What is your mission? • Meeting the Program Officer • Research the foundation to match vision and funding opportunity • Project submittal – two page paper describing the project • Describe the problem with credible sources and empirical data. • How do you measure the process and outcomes? • What is the timeline? • What resources are needed? • What is the projected budget? • Budget for future capacity? • Hire trained staff members. • Self evaluate • Invite the foundation project manager to tour the project. Private Funding Process WEALTHY DONORS: • Program or Organization facts (written) • Emotional Hook • Earn their permission to ask for the funding • Invite them to give • Physical tour or compelling testimonial • Follow-up to gain the gold • Publish an annual report detailing the project • Develop a list of future projects for new funding. Private Funding Process • Follow-up Process • Thank a potential donor in person • What do you think? • Be quiet and listen • Is there anyway you could see yourself getting involved? • Is there anyone else you could invite to join us? Retaining your Funding • Measure outcomes and process • Stay in constant contact with your funding source. • Board development and the funding process. • Listen for their measurement of long range vs. short term success. • Lift funding sources in a public setting. i.e. press, pulpit, and public settings. Leadership Structure • Pastor/Executive Director • Board of Directors-AME Structure • CFO/Staff Accountant • Fund Developer • Program Administrator • Support Staff • Volunteer Church members Leadership Models • FAME Church, Los Angeles • West Angeles CDC • All Saints Episcopal Church, Los Angeles • Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, Irvine • Nehemiah Ministries, 5th District Episcopal office RE-VISION ASK FOR GOD’S GUIDANCE Check your ego Check with your funding source Measure your outcomes Measure your communities response Measure your money SWOT ANALYSIS TELE -VISION TELL SOMEBODY! •PRESS RELEASES •TELEVISION – Public and Cable •RADIO – National and local •PRINT MEDIA – Black Media and Mainline •VOICE MESSAGE BLASTS •E-MAIL BLASTS – Add an address daily •CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS •Community Organization Network Division 1. If you are not being talked about then do more. 2. If you are being talked about then keep doing what you are doing. 3. Expect a crucifixion! Nehemiah 6:9 They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” KEEP ON BUILDING! Nehemiah Ministries Church Financing: We will refer banking contacts, architects, general contractors, and engineering consulting services to build a new sanctuary or refurbish an existing church. Nehemiah Ministries Financial Services: We will refer financial planners, insurance specialists, retirement consultants, stock brokers, financial literacy educators, home ownership specialists and bankers. Nehemiah Ministries Community/Economic Development: We are available to train pastors, boards, and staff on proposal writing, funding resources, human resources, fiscal management, and strategic planning. PROVISION LUKE 19:17 AND HE SAID UNTO HIM, WELL, THOU GOOD SERVANT; BECAUSE THOU HAST BEEN FAITHFUL IN A VERY LITTLE, HAVE THOU AUTHORITY OVER TEN CITIES. Nehemiah Ministries PARTNERS Nehemiah Ministries NEHEMIAH MINISTRIES YOUTH FINANCIAL TRAINING PROGRAM Financial Planners Teach Children to Invest Money in stead of Waste Money! Nehemiah Ministries CHURCH BASE BANKING PROGRAM Nehemiah Ministries A Church-Based Transportation Program Nehemiah Ministries QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS References: •Open-book management: the coming business revolution/ by John Case •Developing the Leader Within You/ by John C. Maxwell •The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership/ by John C. Maxwell •Revitalizing the 20th Century Church/by Perry and Schawchuck •The Purpose Driven Church/ by Rick Warren •It Takes a Church to Raise a Village / by Dr. Marva Mitchell •Faith-Based Economic Development: Principals and Practices by T. David Reese and Christina A. Clamp, Ph.D. Nehemiah Ministries Thank you!
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