Fee-For-Service Strategy Sessions

Help Access of West Michigan identify and plan for a new source of earned income to strengthen their financial position and sustain their mission over the long term.
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Fee-For-Service Strategy Sessions

Project Details

What We Need
  • 3-5 one hour strategy sessions identifying a fee-for-service activity that can complement the Organization's current mission and existing services
  • A written summary of discussion and prioritized idea
  • A starter plan of recommendations and actionable next steps for implementation
  • Note: This project does not include creating a fundraising strategy to recruit donors or identify grant opportunities
Additional Details

Our organization has facilitated food justice and food systems workshops and trainings to other non-profits, churches, and other organizations. These have been done on an as-requested basis. We would like to formalize these workshop offerings, including fee structure. We would potentially like to have a pay scale depending on who is requesting a workshop, offering the workshop to non-profits at a scale that is less than a corporate entity, for example.

What We Have In Place
  • We have a mission and vision for our food work, as well as an overall organizational mission that will help guide
    We have a workshop/presentation already in mind that we have offered for the past few years that we would now like to formalize.
    We have a program staff person that will be the point person for this project.
    We are currently in a re-design of our food program work, formalizing a structure for partnership and collaboration, including training/workshops to our partners and public.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,970 , allowing us to invest time and resources into our Good Food strategic plan, building capacity to collaborate with other organizations working toward food justice.

This project will help us formalize one of our partnership options as an organization. This will allow us to continue to educate and bring awareness to our greater community about the root causes of food insecurity. Having a fee-for-service workshop will allow us to generate income to support staff who are putting time and energy into planning and facilitating workshops and will allow us to free up space to work on other projects and initiatives related to our work and our redesign.

Project Plan

Prep: Information Sharing & Goal Setting
  • Professional connects with the Volunteer Manager for project kick off
  • Volunteer Manager shares all relevant revenue materials and background information, including but not limited to: marketing and fundraising collateral, financials, and key service area beneficiaries
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager and discuss goals and call session timeline
Milestone 1: Strategy Sessions
  • Up to 3 strategy sessions to discuss and identify fee-for-service ideas
  • [Session One] Volunteer Manager discusses current resources, programs, and existing sources of income (if available)
  • [Session Two] Volunteer leads brainstorm session utilizing shared materials from previous calls to identify 3-5 potential promising earned income offerings, which Volunteer Manager will explore for further research prior to next session
  • [Session Three] Volunteer Manager and Volunteer narrow down top concept and discuss resource investments, stakeholders, and next steps necessary for implementation
Milestone 2: Next Steps
  • Professional shares summary of discussion and tactics for further exploration of prioritized idea
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Our Mission

Celebrating the activity of God in our midst, Access strengthens and develops wholistic solutions to poverty by cultivating equitable systems through education and collaboration.

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