We Want You To Partner with Launch St. Louis! posted 06/23/17

By Zarrin Lilani

31 members, an amazing signature event, and countless successful social media campaigns later, Launch’s 18-month partnership with the APA of MO (Animal Protective Association of Missouri) is coming to an end.

And what exactly is the Launch 18-month partnership? Over a year and a half, Launch St. Louis helps local non-for-profit organizations build a Young Friend’s board from the ground up. We recruit the members of the board and structure the organization in the first 6 months. Then in the final 12 months, we support with event planning, social media and mentorship.

You may be thinking “This all sounds great, but why even have a Young Friends board?” Well, here are just a few of the benefits the Young Friends of the APA board brought to their organization:

Connections with a different demographic.

Young Friends of the APA has 31 active members. Each of these young professionals spread awareness of the organization to their wider network and bring their friends along to the organization’s events.

Development of innovative ideas- particularly in event planning and social media marketing.

The Young Friends of the APA are so proficient at social media marketing that they have been asked to help on the big social media campaigns for key APA events.

Diversification of the fundraising base.

Yes, the big ticket donors are great, but through a Young Friend’s board there is the potential to raise money in fresh, new ways, like hosting the Young Friend’s signature event and collecting Young Friend’s member dues. The Young Friends of the APA raised a net income just shy of $20k in their first year.

So if you think forming a Young Friends board is the right next step for your organization, then what are you waiting for? Apply for the Launch 18-month partnership today!

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