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Donor Relations with Second Harvest Inland Northwest

01.07.2024 in Donor Relations

Second Harvest’s Food Sourcing/Development Team meets frequently to discuss and measure strategies in building relationships with its donors. A creative, soft approach (friendly; not overbearing) has proven advantageous in their line of success. Being sensitive to donors’ time and schedule are critical for the sustainability…

Volunteer Outreach, Recruitment, & Retention with Lettuce Link

21.06.2024 in Volunteer Relations

Outreach & Recruitment Tabling at volunteer fairs, plant sales and harvest fairs, food- and urban agriculture-related events, and events held by organizations with similar missions Emailing city or neighborhood listservs about specific volunteer opportunities Neighborhood outreach including door-to-door flyering Providing service learning and internship opportunities…

History of Lettuce Link

21.06.2024 in History

Lettuce Link is one of over 30 programs of Solid Ground, a large social service agency that serves Seattle and King County. In keeping with Solid Ground’s mission of “building community to end poverty,” Lettuce Link seeks to create equal access to nourishing, healthy, and culturally appropriate…

How Lettuce Link Approaches Donor Relations

21.06.2024 in Donor Relations

Community Fruit Tree Harvest (CFTH) The best way of recruiting donors and volunteers for Lettuce Link is word of mouth. CFTH produces quartersheet flyers that people can easily give to neighbors and friends who are interested in participating in the project. In addition, the season kick-off…

Partnering with Neighborhood Organizations with Seattle Community Farm

18.06.2024 in Partnerships

Similar Goals and Programming If there are organizations doing something similar, why bother competing? Collaboration can allow you to support one another, exchange ideas, and possibly co-sponsor events or classes. This reduces the chances of volunteer recruitment becoming a competition. You may even find it…

History of Seattle Community Farm

14.06.2024 in History

After a lengthy search for space, a partnership was started between Lettuce Link and the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA). SHA manages low-income and mixed-income housing developments throughout Seattle. A piece of land in the Rainier Vista re-development that was unused for years is now the Seattle Community Farm. Rainier…

Ways to Solicit Donations with Seattle Community Farm

14.06.2024 in Donor Relations

How to solicit donations and maintain good relationships with your donors: Donors such as garden supply stores or seed companies are obvious, but others require more creativity to figure out how they fit in. For example, a design-build firm that focuses on architecture projects helped…