Launch 18-Month Partnership

Introducing the Newest Launch 18-Month Partner, Urban Harvest STL! posted 02/05/18

 

After an extensive review process, Launch St. Louis’ 18-month partnership committee is thrilled to announce we have partnered with Urban Harvest STL to help them develop a new Young Friends board, the Young Friends of Urban Harvest!

The mission of Urban Harvest STL is one that we at Launch are incredibly passionate about for many reasons, one of which is how targeted it is to the St. Louis community. Their goal of eliminating food deserts and food insecurity in St. Louis while also creating atmospheres for community interaction is not only appealing to many diverse groups, but will have a ripple effect that will influence development in St. Louis for years to come.

Urban Harvest STL has a strong vision and purpose for the Young Friends board Launch will be helping them to create and manage. Young people are a very important part of what Urban Harvest does, and the Young Friends group will help to organize and focus these volunteers. The board will also bring a new level of skill, expertise and passion to the team, and help to develop events and ideas that will allow Urban Harvest STL to flourish and evolve. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the Young Friends of Urban Harvest STL will form a pipeline of new leadership to eventually serve as the next generation on the parent board.

To kick off recruitment for the Young Friends of Urban Harvest, Launch St. Louis and Urban Harvest STL are holding a happy hour this week Thursday at Urban Chestnut in the Grove.  Please see here for more information and we look forward to seeing you there!

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

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!