Iskashitaa is promoted in a variety of ways in order to reach the full scope of the clientele involved in their organization. This includes focusing attention on the various modes of communication necessary to be visible in refugee communities and other Tucson interest groups.
The generosity of donors can be classified into three categories for IRN. Donations received include monetary donations, fruit donations, and donations of miscellaneous supplies; solicitation of all these donation types are leveraged online.
Iskashitaa relies on volunteer efforts in every aspect of their organization. From gleaning fruit, to answering the office phone, and serving on the Board of Directors, Iskashitaa could not operate without the robust inclusion of volunteers.
During the 2017 season, 150 volunteers dedicated 6,000 hours of service to the Garden Share programs. This was an increase of 40 volunteers and almost 1,500 hours from the previous year when the VISTA was not present. In 2018, 300 volunteers worked with Garden Share through Earth’s Table, events, and gleaning. They dedicated nearly 6,000 hours of their time..
These are the most successful marketing strategies used by the Garden Share program at Community Food Share: • Word of mouth was one of the most successful ways to get volunteers into the Garden Share programs. Volunteers that were already part of Community Food Share’s work were interested in how to get involved in other ways..
Donor Relations Outreach to donors began in the winter of 2016/2017 when the first VISTA arrived. An Excel file was created that included all local farms, their contact information, types of produce they grow, and an indication of if they were a new or returning…
The Community Visioning Process is a grassroots approach to planning with community input. Community input is valuable because it provides insight that organizations may not be aware of, builds relationships, and invites collaborative approaches to solving regional issues. After the initial data collection phase of the Palouse Tables Project, there was an analysis of the data phase..
Mapping is a great way to communicate data, especially at the regional level. It makes a diagram out of data that correlates spatially, making information easier to grasp. In the initial stages of the Palouse Tables Project, mapping was used to communicate statistics about the Palouse region..