Why Donors Quit Nonproﬁts Center for Nonproﬁt Communication Page 32
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Kids Who CARE
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Cupcakes & Cocktails Wish I May Page 27
14th Annual Rock ‘N’ Ribs
Springﬁeld Rotary Clubs Page 29
3rd Annual Mother & Daughter Celebration Victim Center Page 37
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Membership Directory Springfield CARES members listing
Letters from the Editor and Publisher
Welcome New Member Boy Scouts of America-Ozark Trails Council
Welcome New Member Victory Trade School
Event Coverage: Spring Fashionista Fling Women In Need
Welcome Back Member Community Partnership
Event Coverage: 4th Annual Memorial Balloon Release & 5k Run/Walk Lost & Found Grief Center
Welcome New Member Foundation for Springfield Public Schools
Housing Director Patty VanWeelden Retires OACAC
Business Resource Guide Calendar of events for June
Route 66 Exhibit Continues History Museum on the Square
Event Coverage: Cupcakes & Cocktails Wish I May
Kids Who CARE Amazing Kids Doing Amazing Things
Event Coverage: 14th Annual Rock ‘N’ Ribs Springfield Rotary Clubs
Springfield Metro CARES Magazine Highlights: National Safety Month
Why Donors Quit Nonprofits The Center for Nonprofit Communication
What Day is It? Fun Calendar
Training By Design
Event Coverage: 3rd Annual Mother & Daughter Celebration Victim Center
Gerry Catapang PT, DPT Ken Childers Peter Edwards CIA Rebbecca Fenton COTA/L Jeff Gossman Becky Overend Sharna Rittmaster Beverly Roberts Chris Shaefer Cara Trask Mary Valloni
Kaitlyn Schwers Editor
Patrice Tice Membership Director
Kristal Gaines Sales & Marketing Director
Phil Dellasega Creative Director
Tom Mezzacapa Graphic Design 122 Park Central Square • Springfield, MO 65806
417.849.CARE • www.goicare.com
Michelle DeWitt Graphic Design/ Web Maintenance
Membership Directory Drury University
Springfield CARES would like to introduce the following Members of the magazine. Members must have nonprofit status and provide services to our community. If you are interested in becoming a member, please call Patrice Tice at 417-861-2696 for more information.
900 N Benton Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417-873-7879 www.drury.edu
Equi-Librium Therapy Center 8710 E State Hwy AD Rogersville, MO 65742 417-830-1409 www.etctherapy.org
Ambassadors For Children An Operating Agency of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks 500 W Battlefield, Suite B Springfield, MO 65807 417-708-0565 ext. 202
Female Leaders in Philanthropy (FLiP) 320 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO 65806 417-863-7700 www.uwozarks.com/flip.asp
American Red Cross Southern Missouri Region
Foundation for Springfield Public Schools
1545 N West Bypass Springfield, MO 65803 417-832-9500 www.redcross.org
1131 Boonville Springfield, MO 65802 417-523-0144 www.supportsps.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)
GYN Cancers Alliance (GYNCA)
3372 W Battlefield St Springfield, MO 65807 417-889-9136
3023 S Fort, Suite B Springfield, MO 65807 417-869-2220 www.gynca.org
Boys and Girls Club 1410 N Fremont Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417-862-9249 www.bgclubspringfield.org
Boy Scouts of America Ozark Trails Council 1616 S Eastgate Ave Springfield, MO 65809 P 417.883.1636 x233 www.ozarktrailsbsa.org Giving Help & Hope to Families Impacted by Breast Cancer
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2750 W Bennett Springfield, MO 65802 417-865-CARE www.isabelshouse.org
Bridges for Youth
1039 W Nichols Springfield, MO 65802 417-864-4167 www.bridgesforyouth.net
Lost & Found Grief Center
330 N Jefferson Ave. Springfield, MO 65806 417-888-2020 www.commpartnership.org
Consumer Credit Counseling Service 1515 S Glenstone Springfield, MO 65804 417-889-7474 www.cccsoftheozarks.org
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) 1111 S Glenstone Ave Springfield, MO 65804 417-864-6202 www.casaswmo.org
3161 W Norton Rd Springfield, MO 65803 417-833-2526 www.swh.org
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The Humane Society
330 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO 65806 417-862-3838 www.bcfo.org
3525 S National Ave Suite 203 Springfield, MO 65807 417-269-5437 www.coxhealth.com/cmn
519 E Cherry St Springfield, MO 65806 417-837-7700 www.myharmonyhouse.org
Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO)
Children’s Miracle Network
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The Victim Center 819 N Boonville Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417-863-7273 www.thevictimcenter.org
Victory Trade School 1715 N Boonville Springfield, MO 65803 417-864-2221 www.victorytradeschool.edu
Women Connect4Good DrNancy@womenspeak.com Twitter.com/womenspk www.Facebook.com/WomenSpk www.Womenspeak.com/connect4good
Women in Need (WIN) P.O. Box 4626 Springfield, MO 65808 417-234-7338 www.womeninneedoftheozarks.org
Youth of the Ozarks Thrift Store (YOTO) 2140 S Campbell Springfield, MO 65807 417-890-7283 www.yotothriftstore.org
The following persons or businesses have sponsored our members: Women Speak, William H Darr, Tom Slaight, ANPAC, Southwestern Womens Health, dvLaRue Design and Development
2840 E Chestnut Expressway, Suite C Springfield, MO 65802 417-865-9998 www.lostandfoundozarks.com
March of Dimes 1722 S Glenstone W110 Springfield, MO 65804 417-889-9397 www.marchofdimes.com
Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) 215 S Barnes Ave Springfield, MO 65802 417-862-4314 www.oacac-caa.org
Pregnancy Care Center 1342 E Primrose Street Springfield, MO 65804-4224 www.pccchoices.com
United Way of the Ozarks 320 N Jefferson Ave Springfield, MO 65806 417-863-7700 www.uwozarks.com
Mission: Springfield CARES and GOiCARE.com provide online and print media to the public to create awareness of charitable giving and healthy living in the area as well as give acknowledgment to local businesses that give back to our community. It is our goal to promote local business, provide information and savings to consumers and support the work of the charities where we live.
Letter from the Editor Dear Readers, Welcome to summer. How about kicking off the new season with the latest issue of Springfield Metro CARES? We have it right here for you: June edition—40 pages of nonprofit news, coverage, and articles. Have you noticed our new addition, the Business Resource Guide? It starts on page 17. Our new Business Resource Guide showcases local businesses that work with nonprofits—whether that is through formed partnerships or offering special deals to nonprofits. We’ve featured businesses such as Ozarks Entertainment, Marketing Mix, VIP Travel, dvWeb Services, University Plaza Hotel, and Baron Financial Group, LLC. If you’re interested, we can advertise your business too! Just contact Kristal Gaines, our sales & marketing director at Kristal@goicare.com for more information. You may also find the community calendar spread throughout the guide. Let us know what you would like to see in future issues of CARES. Do you like the new things we’ve added? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions, comments, or questions on the magazine. You can also find us on Facebook by searching “Springfield CARES Magazine.” We appreciate the feedback, and thank you for reading.
Letter from the Publisher Hello Springfield,
Ron Penney CFP®, ChFC® Private Wealth Advisor
Helping you create the future you envision.
June is upon us and it seems the year is flying by much too quickly! As I'm sure you've noticed, CARES has continued to grow as we learn more and more about the wonderful nonprofits in our community. For our June issue we have some great event coverage from our members as well as some wonderful new articles. Check out the article from Nonprofit Training by Design on page 36. These ladies are wonderful at grant writing and training nonprofit staff and will be supplying us with articles each month to address the various challenges facing nonprofits in the grant writing and staffing areas. Do you have an idea for an article? Do you know of a great nonprofit that you would
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SSpringfield p i gfield CARES welcomes mes new member ember Prepared. Pr epared. For Life.™ What is your mission? ? To To prepare young pe people eople to make ethical and d moral time by instilling in them th e values choices over their lifet lifetime the d Law. Law. of the Scout Oath and voluntteer opportunities do you u have? What kind of volunteer How can someone gett involved? We have over 3,000 volunteers with responsibility responsib bility for We gam mes with the kids to treas urer for everything from games treasurer teaching young people how to build a local group to teaching car. Many M e current pinewood derby car. of our volunteers are Scouts but that is not always alw ways the or former parents of Scouts, wanting to get involved should contact case. Anyone wanting n get them in touch with the t local our office and we can group leaders to find the best fit for them and th heir skill their set.
weekend on his day off off to find his mother had camp one weekend cide in their apartment. This boy could committed suicide wn the wrong road and ma any of us would have gone down many understoo od it given his rough upbringing. upbrin nging. He likely have understood ecome a burden on society as opposed to a would have become co ommunity. Instead, his Scout Scou ut leaders made leader in the community. ty to keep him active in his h local troop, it their priority m along his path of advancement ncement which encourage him culm minated in his being awarded award ded the highest ultimately culminated ting, the Eagle Scout. This Th his is just one rank in Scouting, ogram teaches extreme story of how the Scouting program youth people to overcome obstacles, set goals, and g ab bout the power achieve those goals—and a great story about of mentors.
Specifically y, who/how w do you help the commun community? ity? Specifically, Our over 8,200 Scouts are being trained to be th e future the leaders in our commu unities – but they often do n’t even communities don’t realize it because ourr program p g is designed g f W e for fun. We help them to realize ttheir heir duty to God, country, countryy, commu c community y, and self. This may ma ay be community service, like like food nity, drives or park cleanup ps, it may be in the form off visiting cleanups, du uring the holidays, and it may be a retirement home during V retire ement. working with a local VFW on learning flag retirement. familiar with our core Cub Scouting Scoutting and Most people are familiar progra ams, but we also have a co-ed Boy Scouting programs, women ages 14 to 20 called VenturVenturprogram for young women intera act with ing that teaches this age group how to interact construcmembers of the peer group in a positive and construcway. All of this while wh hile planning exciting activities activities like tive way. canoein ng, museum tours, and amusement amu usement rock climbing, canoeing, park trips.
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SSpringfield p i gfield CARES welcomes mes new member ember What is your mission? ? Victory Victory T Trade rade School (VTS) (VTS) is an accredited instit institution ution of higher education thatt provides opportunities to learn in a Christian environme environment, ent, gain practical job train training ning and experience needed to make a living, and attain llife ife skills necessary to be produ productive uctive citizens. The vision of o VTS is, “transformed lives lives—impacting —im mpacting the community byy educa educa-tion through social en enterprise.” nterprise.” What kind of volunt volunteer teer opportunities do you u have? How can someone gett involved? Culinary Arts coursess require instructors with specific however, skills; however r, volun volunteer nteer instructors and ment mentors tors are teaching/modeling needed for teaching/m modeling life skills and to organize o Volunteers maintenance student outings. V olunteers with maintenan nce and helpful. To carpentry skills are hel lpful. T o utilize your talentss at VTS, call 417.864.2222. Specifically, Specifically y, who/how w do you help the commun community? ity? long-term Students come to VTS V after completing lo ng-term risk,” life-skills or recovery programs. Once “at risk, ,” these professional individuals graduate with w a ManageFirst® prof fessional Restaurant Asso-credential d ti l sanctioned ti d by b the th National N ti l Restauran R t ntt A Asso employed ciation Educational Foundation F and are empl oyed in eateries throughout SSpringfield pringfield and Branson. At no cost, except the work they put into their studies and practical p become move training, students be come graduates who mov ve from unemployment citizens. chronic unemploymen nt to being tax-paying citize ens. The VTS 94%—well completion rate for VT TS is 94% —well above the national n average. att VTS teaches a viable trad trade The holistic training a de and is centered on Christian n values and civic duties. duties Students S community participacontribute to the com mmunity through church pa articipaFedera-tion, Greene County Library LLibrary, y, American Culinary Federa tion and volunteer wo work ork such as Adopt a Street,, Ronald McDonald House - Cu Cup up ‘o Cheer Cheer, r, Springfield Symphony: Sym mphony: Flavor and Flair Flair, r, Arts Artts Council: Art and Romance Roma ance of Chocolate and fundra fundraising ising events for various cha charities. arities.
Could you tell ll a short story of some someone eone you have helped? Many graduates tes are making the community comm munity a better place. VTS graduate, John Allen, is Executive Chef/Manager of the A viary Café and Creperie. Crreperie. He is a Aviary member of the e Springfield Business Journal’ Jou rnal’s 20 under Journal’s 30 Class of 20 012 and was nominated for or Best Chef in 2012 Springfield and d other 417 Magazine’ “Be est” categories. Magazine’ss “Best” VTS graduate, Jim, has worked for Big Cedar Lodge six years. Last yea ar he proposed VTS for their heir Externship year Their management team toured toured VTS and an Program. Their wa as signed; the VTS graduates tes completing agreement was externshiip program have been hired red as full-time their externship B Cedar Lodge. employees of Big g events? Any upcoming Taste t off Victory, Victory i t y, a culinary li t f t amazTaste extravaganza, features amazprepa ared by VTS students and local ocal chefs and a ing food prepared tion ceremony. ceremony. Executive e Chef Charles quick graduation year’s keynote speaker, speakerr, has led le ed the Culinary Carroll, this year’s hold ds the most culinary metalss in history and Olympics, holds authored two books on leadership. leadership. Taste Taste of he has authored Victory is November ember 11, 2013. Sponsorship Sponsorsh hip tables: $500 Victory and individual tickets: $35. hank one person/business in the commu If you could thank commu-s CARE who wh ho would it be nity that has shown that they CARE, and why? We thank the e Assemblies of God National onal Office for We linary training facility for VTS. V providing a culinary The Branch Caterring is based in their building ding at 1445 N Bistro & Catering Boonville; in addition ddition to high-end catering ing events, The Branch Bistro of fers a fantastic salad bar ba ar and creative offers special dishes tto the public for lunch (11 – 1) each week week-day 55.4080 for catering and 417.864.2222 17.864.2222 for day.. Call 417.65 417.655.4080 information ab bout V ictory Trade Trade School. about Victory
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Celebrating 10 years
Women In Need held their super fun event celebrating spring in the Ozarks and featuring fashions and styles from some of Springfield's most stylish clothing purveyors and on-trend boutiques. Attendees were inspired to be in the mood for spring, and showed their support for WIN. Guests enjoyed delicious appetizers, a cash bar, raffle, silent auction, and of course the fashion show! photos by: Natalie Fetterhoff of Lynnâ€™s Creative Photography
SSpringfield p i gfield CARES welcomes mes back member ember What W hat ar aree your goals for 2014? We will be doing strategicc planning with our board next month so We these may change or be tw weaked a little: tweaked To increase our efforts to t raise more unrestricted dollars rs for the s To organization and the important programs and services we provide.. To increase awareness awareness and and knowledge about Community Community PartnerPartners To communitiees we serve ship within the communities serve.. s TToo expand our volunteerr base base,, especially among collegee students and student organizations organizations.. s TToo open the Springfield Affordable A Centerr, a new w one-stop Housing Center, resource and service cent ter for affordable housing and homeless center prevention in Springfield.
need e.g. e.g g. things to help p your nonprofit, nonprofit, ofit List five things you need, volunteers, community comm munity support, etc... etc... volunteers, 1. Unrestricted financial finnancial donations to help with program ogram and 1. suppport. operational support. 2. Volunteers Volunteers to help lp in our offices, officess, but also with our events vents and programs. programs. 2. 3. Student interns to help with marketing marketing and communications. com mmunications. 3. 4. Donations of items/goods iteems/goods needed for our programming, amming, such 4. diapers, bus passes, passes, tools for our Tool Tool Lendingg Library, Libraryy, etc. as diapers, 5. Sponsors for our ur 2014 Community Partnership Partnership Open O fundraiser. 5. fundraiser.
W hat ar b gg highlights g g of 2013 so far? What aree some of yyour biggest W ouur first signature fundraiser ommunity Wee were successful with our fundraiser,r, the Co Community PPartnership artnership Open, an indoo or 18-hole mini-golf tournament that hat show indoor show-cased a different Commun ity PPartnership artnership program at each hole. hole. With Community great board and communit ty support, we raised almost $14,000 $144,000 and community w this unique and fun event. made lots of new friends with Police Department, the City of Spring gfield, and With the Springfield Police Springfield, Couunty Parks Parks Department, we organized orgaanized the the Springfield-Greene County first annual National Nightt Out event that offered crime prevention parent/family education and activities, activities ties, food, and safety education, parent/family This will now be an a annual music and fun for residentss of Springfield. This community. event for our community. The Hope Connection, a one-stop service day for the homeless hom meless and The homelessness served almost 500 people, people, providing those at risk for homelessness care, vision screening screening and mental health services, services, food and health care, products, and access access to direct services such ass housing, hygiene products, employmeent, legal, and education and workforce mental health, employment, development training. Trusst and the In partnership with the Springfield Community Land Trust kick k ed off this new affordablee housing City of Springfield, we kicked hi h allows ll quaalified lifi d buyers b t purchase h h es att rates home t program, which qualified to homes Octoberr, we havee sold four much lower than most payy in rent. Since October, homes and have two more under contract. What events are are coming g up? What We are excited to be one off the charities chosen to be a 20144 Bass Pro We Fitness Festival Festival Charity Partner. Partner. We We will be recruiting Shops Outdoor Fitness walkers to participate parrticipate as part of our team on November N runners and walkers Fitness Festival. Festival. 3 in the 5K event of the Fitness
than nk one person person or business that thaat has shown that If you could thank they CARE, who would it be and why? We work closely with w many faith partners and churches churches and we can’t We we’d like like to thank thannk a few who have choose just one orr all of them. So we’d o efforts. shown they care in the last year through their outstanding efforts. p LifeQuest Church provided free space for our eventss and also provided suupport for our Fulbright Springs affordable a volunteers and support housing First Baptist Baptist Church is providing amazing ng support for the program; First Friday to be b downtown initiative and also provided an new Friday er during the winter for homeless eless male youths; emergency shelter Pathways United Methodist Church provides free space s Pathways for our Adult asses and CASH Financial Financial Literacyy classes each week Education/GED classes they are also hosting Safe to Sleep, Sleeep, an overnight all year and they volunteers. East emergency shelterr for homeless women staffed by volunteers. t the unsheltered Sunshine Church of Christ opened their doors to w proovided their van van to homeless in the winter and the summer and provided transport the hom meless to our Homeless Counts as as well as the Hope homeless Connection. C you give i an example l or story t ’ helped? h l d? Can off someonee you’ve Through our Babyy & Me program, we serve a family family that came to us Through keepp their family together. together. Housing was was an issue, issue, they struggling to keep walked everywhere, everywherre, and neither parent had a job. job. Mom M and dad with walked daughters, an eight-month-old, a two-year-old two-year-old with three young daughters, developmental iss sues and a five-year -old, were loo oking for help hey issues five-year-old, looking help.. TThey w ideas, ideas, but had few skills to ensure nsure their children were open to new nurrtured. were safe and nurtured. months later, laterr, dad has a job, job, mom is volunteering voolunteering at their Eighteen months kindergartener’s school kindergartener scchool one day a week, week the three-and-a-half-year-old three-aand three aand-a-half-year a half-year-old old kindergartener’s services ces, and the baby is a healthy, healthyy, happy haappy two-year-old. two-year-old. is receiving services, They still sometimes sometim mes struggle with making ends ds meet, but their They happpyy, they spend quality time with them, reading and daughters are happy, w opportunities in our community, community ityy, and the future offering them new brighter ghter. looks so much brighter.
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The 4th Annual Lost & Found Memorial Balloon Release and 5K Run/ Walk was held at the Springfield Cardinals Stadium and Jordan Valley Park. More than 1,500 balloons were released, each representing a life that is loved and missed. After the Balloon Release, over 600 people participated in the 5K Run/Walk. This event is a meaningful way to kick-off the Memorial Day weekend celebration.
Springfield CARES welcomes new member 1. What is your mission? The mission of the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools is to raise, manage and distribute private investment to benefit all students of Springfield Public Schools. Our vision is to promote educational excellence for every child by working with the school system and the community. 2. What kind of volunteer opportunities do you have? How can someone get involved? Through the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools there are opportunities to volunteer at one of our events such as the Teacher Appreciation Banquet and the Sip & Shop Champagne Brunch. Multiple opportunities are available through Springfield Public Schools. In addition the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools has a volunteer board of directors as well as an advisory council. Anyone interested in supporting the Foundation through volunteer opportunities should contact Natalie Murdock at 417-523-0144. 3. Specifically, who/how do you help the community? The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools (FSPS) has played an important role in providing opportunities and resources for the public school system since 1990. The Foundation serves nearly 25,000 students, teachers and administrators through grants, scholarships and by providing opportunities for academic growth and achievement. Each school in the district receives financial support through programs offered at the FSPS. Ultimately the FSPS reaches every student in the district by providing resources to their teachers and principals through programs like our Back to School grant program and Pick-a-Project. The Foundation serves the Springfield community by giving businesses and individuals an avenue of support for their school system. Operating independently of the school district, today the FSPS manages over $3 million and over 150 funds and scholarships, established by individuals and groups for the on-going needs of students. Since its inception the Foundation has awarded over $13 million to Springfield Public Schools. A strong public school system is an important part of a community. The FSPS continues to seek and provide additional support to make Springfield Public Schools a great place to learn and grow for each of students.
students by providing resources not only for their classroom experience but in post graduation as well. Scholarships are only a part of what the Foundation does for students, but it is a part that has a major impact on the lives of students. Just a few years ago the Foundation was able to provide a graduate with an opportunity she almost missed, the opportunity to continue her education by attending college. She had applied for one of the Foundationâ€™s scholarships earlier in the year. And, she was one of the students chosen to receive one of the $10,000 renewable scholarships for 4 years! In the months leading up to her selection her families situation had changed drastically. Her dad had lost his job. Although he looked for another job in his field the difficult economy made it hard to find. He took a job, along side his daughter at a fast food chain. Because he was no longer bringing in the kind of salary they were use to as a family his daughter had made up her mind. She felt the family could not afford college and she would continue to work, forgoing college and help her family. This was not the decision her parents had hoped for although they too knew that they would have a hard time sending their daughter to college. The news of $10,000 scholarship from the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools changed everything! The scholarship made it possible for the young women to follow her dream! Several weeks later the Foundation received not only a thank you from the student but also a letter from her mother who would be eternally grateful for the support her daughter had received. Everyday the FSPS provides these opportunities to students of all ages. It is through a committed community of businesses and individuals this is possible. 5. Any upcoming events? This summer the Foundation will begin itâ€™s Back to School campaign raising funds to provide classroom grants across the district in the 2013-2014 school year. This program reaches every school in the district. The Back to School program alone awards over $150,000 each year to benefit innovation, engagement and collaboration in our schools. 6. If you could thank one person/business in the community that has shown that they CARE, who would it be and why?
4. Could you tell a short story of someone you have helped? Many students in Springfield Public Schools live in high poverty homes. Over 50% of our students receive free and reduced lunch rates. In some elementary schools that number reaches over 90%. Those students face challenges in and out of the classroom on a daily basis. Through its programs the FSPS has been able to support
To thank just one individual or business would be impossible. Our public school system and its success rely on everyone. Through the support of many the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools was born and continues to grow and provide even more resources. As our student population grows, so do their needs and the Foundation is truly grateful for the wonderful community in which we operate.
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“We are pleased withh the results of our efforts to open “We opeen up new opportunities for fam families ilies of all income levels,” levels,” said Popanz. Popanz. o OACAC Housing Assis OACAC Assistance stance client Rhonda Rhoads expressed ressed her gratitude for being able a to find a very nice apartmen apartment. t. “These “T hese efforts effortts on behalf of community partners parrtners has made my job a pleasure all of these years,” yeears,” said V anWeeelden. “OACAC “OACAC has given me enormous VanWeelden. oppo ortunities to grow professionallyy and as a opportunities h human being. TThe he program is in good goood hands – we just need more hands to do the work to help those in need !” need!” O ACAC w as fou unded in OACAC was founded private ate November of 1965 aass a priv nonprofit corporation to help low-income families become self-sufficient. O OACAC ACAC sponso sponsors ors FFamily amily Planning, FFoster oster Grandparents Grandparents,, Head H Start, Hou Housing using Assistance Assistance,, LIHEAP LIHEAP, P, Neig Neighborhood ghborhood Center Centers, rs, and W Weatherization eatherization programs programs.. FFor or more informatio information on about O OACAC ACAC call 417-864-3448 448 or visit
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Hello Springfield Metro! We are so pleased to present this month’s Business Resource Guide! The following guide includes several of the businesses that work closely with our community’s nonprofits by offering both their time and special pricing and/or services. CARES is so thankful to have this opportunity to highlight these wonderful businesses as a part of our Business Resource Guide. We hope that this guide will lead you and the rest of the community to several local resources as well as provide support for these caring businesses. In this month’s issue, we’re highlighting Brenda Jackson from Marketing Mix, Inc., a local promotional products company that strives to “help businesses and organizations market their image with style.” We’ve also included information about this month’s upcoming events as well as information about several other local businesses. We hope you enjoy this month’s Business Resource Guide. The CARES Team
Business Profile: Marketing Mix Brenda Jackson, owner of Marketing
many charities, including American Heart Association, Boys &
Mix, promotional product experts,
Girls Clubs of Springfield, Boys & Girls Town, Breast Cancer
has been helping businesses find their
Foundation of the Ozarks, Convoy of Hope, and Lost & Found
creative solutions for 13 years.
Grief Center to name a few.
Marketing Mix is much more than promotional items. Brenda uses her creativity to become your promotional advisor and feels welcomed as part of each client’s marketing team.
Marketing Mix is currently donating 5% of its sales back to any nonprofit placing an order. The company is a member of Springfield’s Best, Better Business Bureau, 417 Networking and Business Club of Springfield. Brenda has been a member of Association of Women in Communication for over 15 years, serving on
Brenda and husband Steve are an active part of Springfield.
the board for that organization as well. Brenda was a finalist
Steve is also a small business owner (proprietor of Realty
for 2013 Women’s Entrepre-
Appraisals) and shows he CARES by serving on two city boards.
neur Woman of the Year, pre-
They share an office building together and job share an office manager, Carre Brown. Both businesses are mem-
sented by Drury University and is serving a three year board
bers of the Springfield Chamber of
Austin, who recently graduated from
Marketing Mix has access
University of Arkansas with a degree
to over 100,000 promo-
in communications and Dylan, who will finance. The family is a big fan of the Razorbacks, and they enjoy tailgating and attending football games in the fall. Brenda and Steve love to travel, but they love to work as well. Helping a business find that special product is a joy she gets to proudly experience every single day. “I feel strongly as a business owner that it is very important to give back to my community,” Brenda says. “I view working with a nonprofit as a partnership, not a donation. I believe that supporting organizations that improve peoples’ lives is good for Springfield and my small way of making Springfield a better place to live.” Brenda has helped multiple organizations find volunteer gifts, incentive prizes for raising money, giveaways, awards and much more. She donates monetarily and in-kind donations to 18
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Commerce. They have two sons,
be a senior at U of A in the fall studying
tional items with T-shirts being one of the most popular and powerful promotional item. They raise awareness, create a sense of belonging and get worn multiple times. We encourage you to visit their website at yourmarketingmix.com. More importantly, you should call her for a consultation so she can share her creative ideas and get you the best available pricing. You can also visit their showroom which includes a myriad of products to help brainstorm and find the perfect item for your specific objective. Marketing Mix also shares the latest trends, ideas, and sales on Facebook. “Like” them today on Facebook to be a part of that ongoing insight. Call Marketing Mix for your logo fix!
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Now Offering DJ Services 417-987-1546 June 6 6-9pm June 1 Woodruff’s Dream: The Mother Road Through Springfield Route 66 Exhibit Event Time: Tue-Sat 10:30am-4:30pm Location: The History Museum on the Square, 155 Park Central Square Admission: $5 adults, $3 children (2 and under Free) Come visit Route 66 where it was born! www.springfieldhistorymuseum.org • 417-864-1976
June 4 9am-5pm Free Summer Tuesday Location: Dickerson Park Zoo, 3043 North Fort Ave Free admission all day www.dickersonparkzoo.org • 417-833-1570
3rd Annual Night of Champions Trivia Night White River Conference Center - 600 West Sunshine - Springfield, MO Admission: $30 per person/$240 for a team of 8 Get your friends, family, and coworkers together for an evening of fun competition while supporting Champion Athletes of the Ozarks! www.championathletes.org • 417-890-1599
June 7 19th Annual June Bug Jamboree Event Time: Fri. 6:00pm-12:00am Sat 10:00am-4:00pm Location: Hood's Service Center & Motel, 1651 S Hwy K, Bois D'Arc, MO. Take I-44 west of Springfield to Exit 61. Admission: Free to the public. GROOVE down the Mother Road at this Volkswagen show and related events. June Bug Jamboree includes a Volkswagen car show, vendors, and competitions. Friday night entertainment by Delta Sol Revival. www.junebugjamboree.net • 417-844-6954 19
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Proceeds Benefit Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks Saturday June 8th, 2013 Ride Starts at James River Assembly 6100 N. 19th Street Ozark, MO 65721 Registration Information: Visit www.active.com $20 pre registration â€˘ $25 day of registration Check-in begins at 6:15am 50 Mile Ride â€“ 7:00am Giving Help & Hope to Families Impacted by Breast Cancer 25 Mile Ride- 8:00am 10 Mile Ride- 9:00am Excellent MS Training Ride â€˘ Fun bike ride for the whole family â€˘ First 400 adults registered receive a free T-shirt â€˘ Rest stops For more information contact BCFO at 417-862-3838
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June 10 6pm Habitat for Humanity Home Ownership Program Habitat for Humanity of Springfield will hold an information session and take applications for its home ownership program. The program provides low-income individuals or families currently living in Greene, Christian or Webster Counties the opportunity to build or renovate and then purchase an affordable home in partnership with Habitat. For eligibility criteria, please go to http://habitatspringfieldmo.org/own-a-habitat-home/criteria. Please plan to spend 2-3 hours with us, and bring the following with you for each family member: Photo ID, Social Security card, copies of tax returns (2012 & 2011), copies of proof of income (i.e., W-2s and two months of pay stubs, SSI or SSDI documentation), and copies of monthly bills (phone, utilities, etc.), and lease agreement and rent receipts. Also bring contact information (name, address, phone #) for your bank(s), for current and previous employer(s), for current and previous landlord(s), and for one personal and two financial references. If you are not able to gather all the paperwork, come anyway! We will give you a list of materials to bring to us later. You will fill out the application, with our help, at the session. You must call our office at 829-4001, ext 105 to register. Please call â€“ itâ€™s the opportunity of a lifetime! Location: 2410 S Scenic Ave, Springfield MO.
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Free: Inflatable Bouncing Houses; Food; fun; games and prizes. Bethel Assembly of God 3580 N. Farm Rd 151 (N. Grant Ave) Springfield, MO 65803 (two blocks north of Hillcrest High School on the east side of the road up on the hill.) For more information contact 866-7638.
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Ozark Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Rally Pursuing Our Mission of Hope Benefit Gala Location: Area 57 Grounds • 1610 West Highway 76 • Branson, MO 65616 The 2013 Ozark Mountain Thunder Rally starts at 5pm today with free admission to all. We will open with our Kickstands Down party in the beer garden. Special draft pricing between 5-7pm and the first 50 riders will receive a FREE Tshirt. We will have a ride-in movie at dusk. Come and check out all of the onsite vendors. The rally will run until midnight and open then next 2 days at 9am.
Join Springfield Victory Mission for a night of celebration at the Gillioz Theatre as we honor our Executive Director Rev. Jim Harriger and his wife, Mary for 20 years of dedicated service to the Mission and the Ozarks community. The program includes hors d’oeuvres by The Branch Bistro & Catering, live music by 4Calvary southern gospel quartet and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of Victory Mission. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.victorymission.com or call 417-831-6387.
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Location: Cox North Fitness Center, 1423 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65802 Admission: $25.00 For either the 5K or 1 mile March with Military till Friday, June 21, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013 June 20th. Then $30.00. Military members participate for free. Friday, June 28, 2013 - Sunday, June 30, 2013 This is a 5K a whole new way! Our soldiers do so much for us here at Location: Springfield and surrounding counties. Locations, with a provided home and abroad 24/7. Now we have the opportunity to map, will be announced and available at springfieldhba.com at the Run/March/Walk with our military, past present and future and their beginning of June. families. Together, let’s thank and honor them one on one. Our goal is Admission: FREE to raise over $100,000 to support Disaster Relief and Services to the Since 1954, the HBA of Greater Springfield’s signature local event has been Armed Forces conducted by the American Red Cross in our community. its annual Parade of Homes. Here, on the Parade of Homes page of SpringfieldHBA.com, you can preview Parade homes, plan your Parade tour Military members will be participating in the event for free as will their immediate families. And the military member will receive a Troute using our Parade of Homes map, and more. You can even post your Shirt. Of course, they will need to register, by emailing: questions or comments to individual builders or to the HBA about the Event, a specific home on Parade, or a special project you’ve been planning. Shawn.Gallagher2@RedCross.Org or by coming by the Red Cross at 1545 N. West Bypass, Springfield, MO 65803 by June 20th. Prepare for the 2013 HBA Parade of Homes today! http://www.redcross.org/news/event/Run-for-REDiness--Marchhttp://www.springfieldhba.com • 417-881-3711 for-Military-in-Southern-Missouri For more information call 417-832-9500
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National Safety Month
June is National Safety Month. National Safety Month encourages safe behaviors and educates others on protecting themselves from preventable disasters or accidents.
• Wear protective clothing as necessary on the job.
How does one practice personal safety? According to the National Safety Council (NSC), that can mean a lot of things. Do you wear your seat belt every time you’re in the car? Does your family practice fire drills in the home? Do you put on protective clothing on the job? There are many things to consider when it comes to you and your family’s safety.
• Stay off your cell phone while driving. Checking that text or e-mail may seem important at the time, but it is absolutely more important that you keep your attention on the road.
Unfortunately, accidents still happen. In the United States alone, the NSC reports that over 120,000 people have died in 2010 due to accidents that could have been avoided. In addition to that figure, employers in the U.S. have seen a loss of $730 billion because of injuries in the workplace. So, how can we save ourselves from mistakes that could possibly be fatal? Simply, the answer is to become more aware and cautious of our surroundings. We can be safe at home, at work, and on the road. Below are some tips and good habits from the NSC. Who knows? You never know if one of these things may save your life. • Have a plan at work in case of a disaster. Become familiar with your employer’s fire drills, tornado drills, active shooter/intruder drills, etc…
This may include protective glasses, shoes, gloves, leg wear, helmets, and more. Employers need to protect workers by law.
• Consider becoming trained to perform CPR and in first aid. These skills may come in handy for home and work, and training is usually offered in the community for free or at low-cost. • Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detector at home every once in awhile. Change the batteries in your detector if needed and make sure it is still functioning. • Practice defensive driving. When you are driving, be aware of the cars around you. How close are you following the car ahead of you? What is the speed limit? Are other people paying attention to the road? NSC offers many resources and guides on safety. Visit nsc.org for more information and in-depth statistics on deaths and accidents. 31
Why Donors Quit Nonprofits by Dan Prater The Center for Nonprofit Communication at Drury University firstname.lastname@example.org
You can hear the chatter. From national conferences and Web sites to local coffee shops, conversations about raising money are nearly nonstop among nonprofit leaders. A new book here and there, a TED talk, or the latest online tool to raise money. We are always on the hunt for the most effective way to generate funds to do whatever it is we do. But sometimes, the best approaches aren't new ones. Sometimes the most effective techniques are simply the basics, and doing them well. Take, for instance, a report last month by Bloomerang and the Rockefeller Corporation that compared donor retention in nonprofits to customer retention in the commercial sector. 32
In the report, they listed the top reasons donors stop giving to charitable organizations: 1. Could no longer afford to give—54% 2. Felt others were more deserving—36% 3. Poor service or communication—18% 4. Death—16% 5. Never thanked for donating—13% 6. No memory of supporting—9% 7. No information on how monies were used—8% 8. Thought the charity did not need them—5% The top reason is not surprising. Considering the powerful impact of the economic collapse, people with limited resources spent their money on essentials such as food, housing, and transportation rather than donating to nonprofits.
One of the surprising findings in the report was the impact of nonprofit communication. Five out of the eight top reasons donors stop giving to nonprofit organizations are basic communication issues.
No information on how monies were used
Poor service or communication
Savvy donors are looking for more than a warm and fuzzy feeling. They want to know if their contribution actually accomplished what the organization promised it would.
After serving in various volunteer positions and having been a financial supporter for years, Mary Anne considered herself a key member of a prominent nonprofit group.
Donors are interested in a high ROI. They want to see lives changed and situations made better. And they will give their money to the organization that does it with the most efficiency and best results.
Then she learned that the executive director and several key staff had abruptly left. Unfortunately, she learned the news through a friend who was in no way connected to the organization.
One of the best ways to demonstrate how donations work is to tell success stories. Be diligent about gathering details and sharing the tales of changed lives; men, women, and children who are better off because of what your organization did for them.
No one from the nonprofit organization had communicated any information to its donors or volunteers about the major changes. Even after three months, the organization had not made an effort to explain the circumstances to its donors or volunteers. Mary Anne felt the organization should have notified her of this major organizational shift. A mass email would have been fine. Even a form letter would have worked. Remember, communication is a never-ending process. This means that the absence of phone calls, emails, newsletters, and other types of personal communication convey a powerful signal—and that message is rarely what the organization really wants. If an organization wants to make its donors, volunteers, and other supporters feel as though their contribution is significant, it should maintain consistent communication. This includes transmission of both positive news and negative news.
Never thanked for donating In the world of fundraising, there is a fundamental axiom: An un-thanked donor is a former donor. Even if donors' motives are pure, they like to be recognized in some way. For some people, it might require a certificate or a plaque. For others, a face-to-face meeting is needed. And for others, seeing their name listed in a newsletter or receiving a personalized card in the mail is enough. The "Thank You" is needed for donations large and small. Donors must feel valued or else they will find an organization that really does appreciate their gift (and knows how to show it).
No memory of supporting It may come as a surprise to some that donors might forget where they have given. Some philanthropy-minded folks donate regularly to causes— not just organizations. For that reason, they might forget a gift that was sent around the holidays or to support a major event. If nonprofits are diligent about thanking donors (as outlined in the section above) and take time to demonstrate how those donations help others (as outlined in section below), there is very little chance of someone forgetting they sent a gift to your organization.
Tell your success stories in person, on your site and social media, in your newsletters, and in your annual report. Remind donors over and over how their money enables you to accomplish your organization's mission—and that without them, you could not do it. In addition to success stories, use numbers to demonstrate impact. Show how many people were fed (or whatever it is you do), and how your organization is using its donations in the most ethical and efficient way. This will instill confidence in donors and encourage them to keep giving to you.
Thought the charity did not need them Not long ago I bumped into a friend who has been active with several nonprofit groups. I asked her about her involvement with a specific well-known organization, knowing that she was past board president and had since evolved onto the board of advisors. "Oh, I haven't heard from them in almost a year," she said. "I guess they don't need me anymore." My friend's response is a classic example of the need for consistent communication between organizations and their various stakeholders. Her interpretation, accurate or not, was that she was not valued and her donation of time and resources was no longer needed. This lady had contributed many hours and a lot of money to the organization. And she was still willing to help them—but apparently they did not want or need her any longer. If they did, they never bothered to tell her. Former board members and volunteers are frequently overlooked, but often are interested in donating financially to an organization. Oddly, many nonprofits fail to communicate with these former supporters, leaving them feeling unwanted and unneeded. In this world of increasing needs and decreasing resources, nonprofit organizations cannot afford to lose donors. Take the time to consistently evaluate your communications, and make sure the people who count the most feel valued and informed.
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