In our ongoing efforts to make a positive impact and bring about meaningful change, we've been actively engaging with various organizations and individuals who share our vision. With each passing day, we're making steady progress towards our goals, and we wanted to provide you with an update on our recent activities and plans for the future. In this blog post, we'll delve into the key developments that have taken place and discuss the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
Meeting with First Book: The Exec Team had the privilege of meeting with First Book, an organization dedicated to promoting literacy and providing access to books for children in need. We were thrilled to find that they are fully supportive of our program plan. However, they did raise some queries regarding the budget, particularly regarding the membership levels. To address these concerns, we've been connected with our point of contact for financial matters. Moving forward, we will be following up with First Book to ensure a smooth collaboration as our fiscal sponsor.
Progress on Agreement: While the agreement with First Book is still pending, we are pleased to inform you that it is proceeding as planned. We anticipate finalizing the agreement very soon, marking a significant milestone in our journey towards making a lasting impact on children's literacy. Tentatively, we are considering an August 1 opening for a "keep informed newsletter" list to keep our supporters from the Build A Better World through Books conference engaged.
Marketing, Social Media, and Communication: We are delighted to announce that the committee has recognized the importance of marketing, social media, and communication in amplifying our message and expanding our reach. As a result, we believe it is necessary to appoint a lead person and a working group dedicated to this vital area. If you have a passion for marketing and communication and are willing to take up this role, we welcome your involvement. While we hope to find volunteers to assist in this endeavor, we believe it is crucial to have someone from within the committee to manage and coordinate these efforts effectively. Please reach out to us if you're interested in being part of this exciting team.
Friendraising and Fundraising: Another crucial aspect of our mission is friendraising, commonly known as fundraising. We are still actively seeking a partner to support us in this endeavor. If you have experience or a passion for fundraising, we would greatly appreciate your participation. Together, we can work towards securing the necessary resources to drive our initiatives forward.
Conference Planning: The planning for our upcoming conference is well underway, thanks to the efforts of Amy and Kayla, who are taking the lead on this project. Regular meetings have been scheduled to discuss the conference in further detail. If you haven't received an invite and wish to be involved, please reach out to Kayla directly. Your input and expertise are invaluable in creating an enriching and successful event.
We're thrilled to provide you with these updates, showcasing the progress we've made and the opportunities that lie ahead. With the support of our dedicated committee members and volunteers, we're moving closer to realizing our vision of promoting literacy and transforming the lives of children in need. We encourage everyone to remain engaged, as your contributions are essential in achieving our goals. Together, we can make a significant and lasting impact in the world of literacy.
Stay tuned for more updates, and let's continue this incredible journey together!