Mission Statement
The Pride Center of the Blue Ridge
endeavors to provide an inclusive home
that connects, supports,
enhan...
History / Timeline
 September 2013 - Initial Town Hall Meeting / UNCA
 Brainstorming vision, values, resources and next ...
Moving Vision into Action
Agenda
6:00 – 6:15 Socializing, Food and Networking
6:15- 6:25 Welcome
6:25-6:30 Explanation of Blue Ridge Pride Role
6:30...
Meeting Structure
 Task Force Meetings: will meet on the 3rd
Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm at Land
of Sky offices.
 ...
Research Sub-Committee
5 Areas of Research
1. National LGBT Center Initiatives
2. Other LGBT Community centers and
the Suc...
National LGBT Community
Center Initiatives
 Center Link (http://www.lgbtcenters.org)
 Mission is to support the developm...
Other LGBT Community
Centers
 Establishing relationships with other local (NC,
SC, VA) centers to seek advice and guidanc...
Needs Assessment
 Of utmost importance for determining the
goals of the center and the path toward
those goals
 Ongoing ...
Needs Assessment Continued
 Currently have a survey online available
through Blue Ridge Pride website
 Collecting paper ...
Making the Case – Physical,
Social and Mental Health
Equity Issues
 Health Outcomes are a major priority and good method ...
Grant Funding Opportunities
 Have accessed grants through The
Foundation Center
 Granting organizations have a focus on
...
Next Steps
• Continuing to interview local
community centers
 Completing Needs Assessment
 Seeking assistance from Outre...
Survey Distributors
 Community stakeholders/partners who
are interested in distributing surveys to
clients or customers a...
Physical Plant
Our Building Vision
 A safe downtown location
 Building must be accessible in both location and
design
 ...
Outreach Committee
Purpose
 Communicate the Mission of the Center.
 Ensure that there is a consistent message
 Assist w...
Current Efforts
 Variety of experience on the Outreach
Committee
 Facebook Page -- Please “like” the page and
share with...
Current Efforts continued
 By providing the Task Force your email
address, you will receive updates in a
confidential man...
Current Efforts Continued
 Using continuous data from Research
Committee to determine best modes of
outreach.
 Identifyi...
Future Developments
 Outreach Committee Chair portal
through Website
 This will allow for questions/suggestions to
come ...
Future Developments Cont.
 Develop Public Relations Strategic Plan
 Snail Mail
 Phone calls
 Logo
 Create additional ...
Administrative / Finance
Subcommittee
Goals – Create draft of operating
procedures including accounting, legalities,
susta...
Objective Responsible Person Timeline / Due Date
Set up acceptable accounting practices
Create pro forma budget (including...
Questions and Answers
 Write your question on the card provided
 Indicate who you would like to answer the
question
In closing…we move forward
Evaluations
 What part(s) of the
presentation struck you
most?
 How do you feel when
you thin...
Pride Center of the Blue Ridge - Town Hall Meeting 4/21/14
Pride Center of the Blue Ridge - Town Hall Meeting 4/21/14
of 27

Pride Center of the Blue Ridge - Town Hall Meeting 4/21/14

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Government & Nonprofit      Health & Medicine      Technology      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Pride Center of the Blue Ridge - Town Hall Meeting 4/21/14

  • 1. Mission Statement The Pride Center of the Blue Ridge endeavors to provide an inclusive home that connects, supports, enhances, and empowers the LGBT community, our allies, and our neighbors.
  • 2. History / Timeline  September 2013 - Initial Town Hall Meeting / UNCA  Brainstorming vision, values, resources and next steps  Survey  November 2013 -Initial Task Force Meeting  Structure & stakeholder engagement  February 2014 - 2nd task force meeting  Sub-committees  Research for needs assessment outline  March 2014 - Presentation of each committee  Name and Mission Statement approved  “Donate” button on Blue Ridge Pride Site  Survey refined
  • 3. Moving Vision into Action
  • 4. Agenda 6:00 – 6:15 Socializing, Food and Networking 6:15- 6:25 Welcome 6:25-6:30 Explanation of Blue Ridge Pride Role 6:30 – 7:00 Committee updates 6:30 – 6:40 Research Committee 6:40 – 6:50 Physical Plant Committee 6:50 – 7:00 Community Outreach Committee 7:05 – 7:20 Q & A 7:20 – 7:30 Call to Action
  • 5. Meeting Structure  Task Force Meetings: will meet on the 3rd Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm at Land of Sky offices.  Sub-committees Meetings: will be expected to meet face-to-face, via email or teleconference between task force meetings.  Town Hall Meetings: will take place 2 times per year (April & October) and will include food and socializing.
  • 6. Research Sub-Committee 5 Areas of Research 1. National LGBT Center Initiatives 2. Other LGBT Community centers and the Successes and Failures experienced on their paths 3. Needs Assessment 4. Making the Case - Physical, Social and Mental Health Equity Issues 5. Grant Funding Opportunities
  • 7. National LGBT Community Center Initiatives  Center Link (http://www.lgbtcenters.org)  Mission is to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement.  Attained membership and appear on national map with directory information as “WNC LGBTQ Community Center”
  • 8. Other LGBT Community Centers  Establishing relationships with other local (NC, SC, VA) centers to seek advice and guidance  Conducting interviews with leaders from centers, on topics including:  Needs assessment  Physical Plant (what are facilities like and for what uses, renting v. buying, monthly expenditures)  Services offered  Funding
  • 9. Needs Assessment  Of utmost importance for determining the goals of the center and the path toward those goals  Ongoing effort – done annually to connect with the community we serve and make sure we’re meeting the need/seek direction for improvement  Consists of surveys from community members as well as other data  Census information, historical, political/legal, economic, demographic data
  • 10. Needs Assessment Continued  Currently have a survey online available through Blue Ridge Pride website  Collecting paper surveys from non-wired participants  Seeking community partners to distribute and store surveys for pick-up  Focus on gathering surveys from marginal populations: elders, disabled, those without regular internet access We need YOUR help collecting valid data!
  • 11. Making the Case – Physical, Social and Mental Health Equity Issues  Health Outcomes are a major priority and good method for fundraising  LGBT population experiences worse health outcomes  LGBT less likely to seek/receive medical care  No national data since no federal survey seeks sexual orientation data  Growing population  110% growth in Buncombe County since 2000  Political climate changing  Health Visitation laws  Recent Federal declarations  Recent State Laws (VA, KY)  Prioritize at-risk populations: youth, elders, disabled, HIV+
  • 12. Grant Funding Opportunities  Have accessed grants through The Foundation Center  Granting organizations have a focus on healthcare and social connectivity, and cost savings  BCBS, NIH, private foundations  Anticipate that grants will be a small portion of funding center, based on interviews with other efforts
  • 13. Next Steps • Continuing to interview local community centers  Completing Needs Assessment  Seeking assistance from Outreach committee and community partners with distribution of survey  Bringing together supplementary information  Goal to complete by end of summer  This will guide physical needs, funding goals/methods, location, and a way forward
  • 14. Survey Distributors  Community stakeholders/partners who are interested in distributing surveys to clients or customers and storing them between pick-ups may contact keverleeburchett@gmail.com to coordinate Thank you for your assistance!
  • 15. Physical Plant Our Building Vision  A safe downtown location  Building must be accessible in both location and design  The Center must be a Community Investment  The design and building functions must support sustainability
  • 16. Outreach Committee Purpose  Communicate the Mission of the Center.  Ensure that there is a consistent message  Assist with the distribution of information, surveys, multimedia, and other forms of communication to our community.
  • 17. Current Efforts  Variety of experience on the Outreach Committee  Facebook Page -- Please “like” the page and share with everyone. LOOK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON FB PAGE http://www.blueridgepride.co m/CommunityCenter.php  There is a current mode for email blasts. You will receive them if you have provided us with your email address
  • 18. Current Efforts continued  By providing the Task Force your email address, you will receive updates in a confidential manner.  Have informed Asheville Citizen-Times of the Task Force and Community Center.  Reaching out to LGBT friendly allies  Coordinating information tents/tables at community events, NOT just LGBT/Equality related
  • 19. Current Efforts Continued  Using continuous data from Research Committee to determine best modes of outreach.  Identifying segments of population not being reached  Obtaining suggestions/information from the community and other organizations  Using current relationships to assist with reduced marketing costs  Town Hall
  • 20. Future Developments  Outreach Committee Chair portal through Website  This will allow for questions/suggestions to come directly to the committee  Multiple articles in MountainXpress, Asheville Citizen-times, other publications  Eventual coverage on WLOS  Continued Town Halls
  • 21. Future Developments Cont.  Develop Public Relations Strategic Plan  Snail Mail  Phone calls  Logo  Create additional marketing materials
  • 22. Administrative / Finance Subcommittee Goals – Create draft of operating procedures including accounting, legalities, sustainability and organizational structure Tim Wallace Blue Ridge Pride, Inc. (P) 828-338-8BRP (8277) tim@blueridgepride.com www.blueridgepride.com
  • 23. Objective Responsible Person Timeline / Due Date Set up acceptable accounting practices Create pro forma budget (including budget for operational expenses, start up and research) Research legalities including organizational structure, insurance and liability Create organizational structure and identify best practices to hire an executive director
  • 24. Questions and Answers  Write your question on the card provided  Indicate who you would like to answer the question
  • 25. In closing…we move forward Evaluations  What part(s) of the presentation struck you most?  How do you feel when you think about what has been presented?  Do you see opportunities for your contribution? Call to Action  What can you do to support and enhance the center? Please use the post-it note, place in the appropriate flip sheet and included contact information.

Related Documents