By leveraging our network of Partners, Patrons, and Friends we make resources and connections available to organizations.
The Use of Our Space
Several local organizations have found our space ideally located and sized for meetings, trainings, and access to the public.
The Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center is regular guest, making use of our space for mediator training.
The Lewisburg Community Garden uses our space for quarterly board meetings.
The Community Alliance for Respect and Equality (CARE) also uses the space for regular board meetings.
The Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA use our space to sell cookies.
Family Planning Plus benefited from a fundraiser run out of the CommUnity Zone, hosted by Kathy Loftus Jewelry Designs.
We also host one of three Little Libraries, Rebekah Smith’s Girl Scout Gold Award project with which we helped.
We also make it a point to be a repository of materials and promotional media for local non-profits and organizations so as to be prepared to inform the public at a moment’s notice. We are currently prepared to deliver information for 53 organizations regarding their events, their mission and vision statements, the services they offer, and their need for volunteers.
By bringing our Partners and Patrons together, we have been able to facilitate access to critical resources:
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning was able to provide meeting spaces to the Central Susquehanna Valley Mediation Center (CSVMC) at our suggestion, and the Lewisburg Prison Project and the CSVMC were made a aware of and gained access to CORE Susquehanna in order to hire AmeriCorps Service Members who are invaluable to day-to-day operations and outreach.
Partners and Patrons are entitled to cross promotion and gain access to our continuously growing mailing list of community members and a social media network. With an exceptional newsletter open rate and exceptional post reach on social media, this can mean the difference between effective or wasteful programming.
in 2015, 47 participants (including food vendors) reported an average of 43.8 community members with whom they had meaningful contact at our Beloved CommUnity event on 7 June. Attendance was over 300, and 100% of participants said they are looking forward to being present next year; we were also approached by several other organizations requesting space in 2016.
This year, a professional development conference is being organized. We intend to provide our Partner and Patrons with meaningful information and resources to increase their effectiveness and with an opportunity to network and share existing resources.
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