Increase active members in order to participate in development of processes as recommended by Texas Homeless Network, events and other initiatives determined to be of value to Ellis County. This could include writing letters to current members and others that would be great additions to the Coalition. Other marketing and advertising would be involved and this group would work with Communication to get that done.
1 Schedule a Lunch & Learn for Friday, 9/25/20. Buffet at House of Praise for easy access & central location. Click button for full notes from committee meeting and event planning schedule.
Develop a group of people to share in reaching out to the homeless on a regular schedule to determine what services they may need This is especially crucial when a new person is identified.
Any “Sightings” emails will be forwarded to James Bell. He & Wayne will go to the location listed and talk with the person to determine what type of help they need. If requested, James will respond back to the person sending the email.
We identified the need to raise funds for the Coalition to support our ongoing efforts to increase awareness, raise funds for our events and increase donations for our members. Most businesses need us to be a nonprofit in order to give funds or products. We have people in our Coalition that have already done this. What are the steps we need to take and what is the cost?
Bylaws, initial board positions & filing cost breakdown ready for approval.
ECHC is now a nonprofit corporation.
Nominations to confirm board members already acting in that capacity will be soon.
Assuming we will receive the 501(c)3 designation, what are the strategic plans for the next 12 months that we can do to be effective in raising funds for more than our events.Set up a bank account at BBVA. Determine correct audit procedures.
1 Waiting for some things until 501(c)(3).
2 Developing ideas for non-event fundraising.
Will need funds for 501(c)(3) formation and if we choose to proceed with any part of the Nonprofit Advantage Proposal.
3 Review grant possibilities from THN and other sources.
Communication/Event Planning is the key element in raising funds for the Coalition. This committee also develops brand guidelines and ensures any communication from any other group within the Coalition maintains brand compliance. All projects should be coordinated with
This committee’s function is multi- purpose:
A) Social Media and Website management
Connect with our audience to build our brand, increase donations,
drive traffic to different articles and events.Stay up-to-date on member organizations, reposting as needed to support them.
B) Emails, e-newsletters, any other mailings, brand management, strategic planning
C) Event Planning
Planning the Pie Palooza Festival, PIT Count and Let’s Get Warm Giveaway as well as any other booths/tables that will be set up at other functions to raise awareness of homelessness, our members and our coalition. This includes all aspects of marketing that supports those plans. Each event will have its own Coordinator.
Pie Palooza Festival:
PIT Count: MELISSA RAWLINS
Let’s Get Warm Giveaway:
Booths/Tables: BETTY KIRKPATRICK
1 Begin planning the Membership Event to happen in June or July or later in our new normal.
2 Meet with committee members to plan the rest of the year: Membership Kickoff Event, Silent Auction Fundraising, Pie Palooza. Will need to determine what the new normal is to figure out how to plant our upcoming events.
2 Shelly will start maintaining the FB page.
3 See Membership updates for upcoming event project notes.
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