The Network for the Advancement of Black Communities (NABC) and the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals (Through their Black to the Future Community of Practice) is implementing the Black Community Recovery and Healing Program (BCRH), a new program funded by the Laidlaw Foundation.
Join us in kicking off the Black Community Recovery and Healing Program with three incredible capacity-building learning labs; our final session is Partnerships
1. Introducing Devon Jones, ED of Y.A.A.A.C.E
- Why Y.A.A.A.C.E SI was created
- The objective of Y.A.A.A.C.E SI
- How they structured the organization
2. Importance of collaborative partnerships and the ways that this can enhance your organization's programming
- CASE STUDY: Spirit of Math and Y.A.A.A.C.E. SI → strategic partnerships to serve immediate and long-term community needs
3. How to approach important stakeholders to establish meaningful and mutual relationships
- Leveraging relationships beyond providing funding → what are other ways companies, corporations can be involved in community work
- Approaching relationships for the purpose of funding- do you know your community?
- Methods on finding and engaging stakeholder groups that best suit your organization's needs (i.e. TDSB and other school boards)
- How to maintain meaningful relationships with partners
4. Tips on how to approach and collaborate with big donors/sponsors that can and want to invest in your organization's programming
CASE STUDIES: The Pinball Clemons Foundation → The Impact of a Sponsorship Partner
TDSB → Public Institutions and Community, Navigating The System(s)
Networking in your Community: Never Underestimate the Connections in Your Backyard (i.e. Sony Music)
A ruined relationship: Recovering from Rejection, Evaluating your approach and ways to maintain good-standing with partners.