Birch Community Services Replication Seminar

 

The Birch Community Services (BCS) Replication Seminar is a three day classroom and hands-on training designed to inspire and equip participants to launch a similar program in their own community. Tour the BCS warehouse, serve alongside participants, and/or visit the two BCS community gardens (permaculture style or raised beds). Draw on the expertise of BCS staff and leadership in one-on-one and small group conversations.

Professionals with expertise in nonprofit fundraising, legal, insurance, warehouse management, and program delivery will share on:


  • Birch Community Services model

  • Startup Fundraising

  • Grant Writing Basics

  • Applying for Non-profit status

  • Nonprofit Insurance

  • Scaling up

  • Education

  • Gardening

More information coming soon.

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Sample Schedule

Thursday

  • 8:00am       Continental Breakfast (provided)
  • 8:30            Attendee Introductions
  • 9:00            BCS Story
  • 9:15            BCS Tour
  • 10:15          Break
  • 10:30          Founders Overview
  • 10:45          Establishing a 501(c)3
  • 11:30          Non-Profit Insurances
  • Noon           Lunch
  • 12:45pm      Fundraising Basics
  • 1:30             Break
  • 1:40             Grant Writing Basics
  • 2:45             Break
  • 3:00             Scalability – Hope Station
  • 4:00             End
  • 6:00pm        Dinner at Birch Home

Friday

  • 8:30am          Continental Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00               How Birch Works: Product
  • 10:45             Agency Shopping Observation
  • 11:00             Break
  • 11:15             How Birch Works: Board and Vision
  • 11:45             How Birch Works: People
  • 12:30pm        Lunch (provided)
  • 1:15               How Birch Works: Volunteer Management
  • 1:45               Break
  • 2:00               Information Management
  • 2:15               Participant Education / Mentoring
  • 3:00               Staffing
  • 3:15               Evaluation and Break
  • 3:30               Community Gardening
  • 3:45               Q & A
  • 4:15               Summation
  • 4:30               End

Saturday

Optional morning session to discuss your particular challenges and opportunities with BCS office staff, warehouse staff, fundraising staff, and leadership.