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Flash Webinar! Raise Money and Build Community with Engaging Online Fundraising
July 29, 2020
1:30pm ET / 12:30am CT/ 11:30am MT / 10:30am PT / 9:30am AT
In this webinar, Caroline Fiore, Development Manager at Farm Aid, will guide market leaders on a variety of techniques and strategies for online fundraising, including hosting effective and engaging online events. Community members are looking for ways to support local food systems and the essential services of farmers markets. Implementing online fundraising events and campaigns can be a great way to fund additional costs of PPE, market staff, and strengthen the financial sustainability of your market.
Participants will learn how they can engage with donors in their community, increase funding for their markets, and make giving online fun for everyone!
We’ll also be joined by Nora Chovanec of Texas Farmers Markets, who will share her experience running a successful online fundraising campaign to cover increasing costs during the pandemic.
Market operators will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to raise funds to support their markets via a variety of online methods–just in time for National Farmers Market Week! The presentation will wrap up with an open discussion and Q&A.
FreshLink Ambassador 1 on 1 Technical Assistance Opportunity
On behalf of the Swetland Center for Environmental Health, we are offering nutrition incentive practitioners, (with priority given to active GusNIP grantees) the opportunity to engage with representatives of our team who will provide a total of 10, 1-hour technical assistance calls for groups interested in implementing the FreshLink Ambassador (FLA) Approach. This call will be an opportunity to better understand the model, walk through considerations of its applicability to your context, and address questions you may have about components of the FLA Approach.
What is the FreshLink Ambassador Approach?
Watch our previous webinar about the FreshLink Ambassador Approach.
What can I expect to receive during this call?
- 1 on 1 advisement from the Swetland Center team on implementing the FLA Approach
- Participation of your choice of a former Ambassador/Market Manager
- More guidance on topics such as: Developing and maintaining relationships with market managers, recruiting, hiring, and training ambassadors, conducting effective outreach, developing a budget for your FLA program and how to evaluate your FLA program
- 1 hour of technical assistance designed to address your identified needs
How do I sign up?
There is an application process. Please complete our application if you are interested in receiving technical assistance. Priority will be given to active GusNIP recipients.
Strength in Numbers: Leveraging Data and Technology for Nutrition Incentive Programs
July 14, 2020
12pm ET / 11am CT/ 10am MT / 9am PT / 8am AT
Do you want to use data to impress funders and show the impact of your region’s nutrition incentive program? Maybe you love the IDEA of data but don’t have an excess amount of time, effort, and money to pour into new data management systems.
Collecting, storing, and analyzing quality data for nutrition incentive programs is a daunting initiative for many organizations, especially organizations that lack the time, money, and people power to do it well. Data doesn’t have to be intimidating!
In this webinar, attendees will learn how one small nonprofit approaches data management using low-cost technology that simplifies collection and analysis of nutrition incentive program data.
Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) is a small nonprofit that has been administering nutrition incentive programs in Georgia since 2009. In this webinar, WWG’s Program Manager, Alysa Moore will share how they’ve transitioned nutrition incentive data collection from cumbersome spreadsheets to an online, user-friendly database. Their use of new, low-cost software and tools has simplified program management and reporting for their small staff and the farmers markets, farms, and grocery outlets they work with. Learn how your organization can do the same.
Attendees will learn why there is a need to move beyond spreadsheets, what tools and databases may be useful to program administrators and questions to ask when looking at data management solutions. Alysa will also walk through examples of how WWG uses Salesforce to manage data for several of their programs.
National Nutrition Incentive Hub Webinars
Reporting & Evaluation Office Hours (GusNIP & FINI Grantees)
An informal opportunity to: 1) Ask questions about reporting and evaluation related topics of the Nutrition Incentive Hub research and evaluation team. 2) Share challenges, strategies, and successes among other grantees and nutrition incentive practitioners. There will be separate time slots for SNAP Incentive and Produce Prescription grantees and practitioners, but both are open to all. The Hub will curate timely topics, such as reporting and evaluation considerations during COVID-19, as well as take topic suggestions from grantees and practitioners, and provide open discussion time.
Last Tuesday of Each Month
SNAP Incentive (GusNIP Pilot Projects, GusNIP Projects, and GusNIP Large-Scale Projects) – 2 pm EDT /1pm CT/ 12pm MT /11am PT / 10am AT
Produce Prescription Projects – 3 pm EDT /2pm CT/ 1pm MT /12pm PT / 11am AT
For the SNAP Incentive office hours, register here.
For the Produce Prescription office hours, register here.
Nutrition Incentive Practitioners Virtual Coffee House Chats [Webinar]
This is an open space for Nutrition Incentive Practitioners to share ideas, network, hear updates, and find common solutions.
Past Nutrition Incentive Hub Webinars can be found on the Hub website
Why (and How) to Cultivate Relationships with your Elected Leaders
Moderated by Farmers Market Fund with speakers from American Heart Association and Oregon Farmers Markets
July 23, 2020
3pm ET / 2pm CT/ 1pm MT / 12pm PT / 11am AT
Are you interested in learning the basics of how & why to cultivate a relationship w/your elected officials (with the ultimate goal of securing state funding for your Double Up Food Buck or nutrition incentive program)? One easy way to gain more community and financial support for the Double Up Food Bucks program at your Farmers Market is by cultivating relationships with your state and local elected leaders. Now is the perfect time to begin to develop these relationships: help them understand the impact Double Up Food Bucks has on your community (especially in light of COVID-19), ask for their support of future DUFB funding, and show off all of your great work at the market!
During this webinar, we will be discussing the ins and outs of building these types of relationships. We will hear from FMF’s lobbying partner, Christina Bodamer from the American Heart Association, and Oregon Farmers Market Managers will share their own experiences. There will be plenty of time for Q & A. Elected leaders make the best policy decisions when they hear from you—the experts!
*Please note: Some of the details will be Oregon-specific, but several components will be applicable to other states.