Donor Relations at Kitsap Harvest

13.03.2023 in Donor Relations

Written by Katie Allen, Grow A Row Coordinator VISTA Grow-A-Row collects donations from home growers, community gardens, and vendors at the farmer’s markets. Shoutouts in the newsletter and Facebook posts are how donors see how much they are providing, and some receive thank you cards….

Donor Relations with Spokane Edible Tree Project

23.12.2022 in Donor Relations

Spokane Edible Tree Project has a tree registry with a network of about 150 residential tree owners. They also work with numerous orchards in Spokane County. Various methods are used to recruit and engage tree owners throughout the year. Outreach. SETP’s backyard fruit tree outreach…

Donor Relations with Society of Saint Andrew MS

20.12.2022 in Donor Relations

Donor Outreach Farmers’ markets: Walk around markets and mingle; talk to the growers or if someone else is selling for a farmer, find out the farmer’s name and phone number.  This is also a good way to see what is grown in the area Farm…

Donor Relations with WSU Extension Jefferson County

17.10.2022 in Donor Relations

Outreach The first step to reestablish the gleaning program for the second harvest season is discovering all the farms that might be potential donors. Here on the Olympic Peninsula, several outreach methods were employed to establish the donor base for Jefferson County Gleaning Program. They…

Outreach and Communication with WSU Clallam County Extension

30.08.2022 in Donor Relations

It is never too early to start working on donor outreach. Unlike the growing of fruits and vegetables, building relationships with farmers, farmer’s market managers, and property owners have no off-season. Make it a routine goal to attend farmer’s markets, talk with local farmers, and…

Appreciation with WSU Extension Clallam County

29.08.2022 in Donor Relations

Everybody works hard to earn a living and to provide for themselves and others. In terms of a gleaning program, this includes the volunteers in the fields, food banks, and everyone in between. When a farmer has planned a season in advance, purchased from seed,…

Key Donors are Vital with Thurston County Food Bank

05.08.2022 in Donor Relations

Thurston County Food Bank (TCFB) has been gleaning between 40 and 60,000 lbs of produce each year, thanks to a few key donors. TCFB works primarily with six growers (5 small-scale commercial farms and 1 service club that grows solely for the food bank). In…