I just wanted to share with everyone, in case it helps you.
We in Central Ohio have been active since 2007 and it seems like the work just keeps increasing. We are at a point now were we need some paid stuff and fundraising to print materials and participate in all the things we are invited to.
So we are focusing this year's fall gathering on the question of how to do that: How to build capacity to do more work. We aren't seeking out the work anymore. It is coming to us, fast and furious.
Here's our agenda for the day. We hope to come out of it with a plan for the coming year, so that we can achieve nonprofit status and form working groups.
The Leave No Child Inside Central Ohio Collaborative:
2009 Leadership Retreat
• Outline what we have been able to do with the resources we have.
• Discuss what we would like to do in the future.
• Decide how to build the capacity to sustain and expand our work!
10:30-noon: Discuss the big question of capacity building within the Leave No Child Inside Collaborative’s staff, Steering Team and operations.
Lunch – Relax with the lunch you brought. Explore the grounds or deepen relationships with others.
1-2:30 p.m.: Return to the morning work with renewed focus. Organize working groups.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Break into two groups to discuss:
• 501c3 status and steps
• Making the spring All-Ohio Summit as effective as possible
3:30-4 p.m. Regroup/farewell