This is an example of attending to networking and building relationships.
In the Fall of 2007 SCVRJP, MN Public Television and The Allstate Foundation teamed to create a documentary on Safe Teen Driving. In August of 2008, MN Public Television invited me to the studio and to be part of “My Source” promotions.
I put this on You Tube, so it could be linked to the blog. Here is the promo that is airing. I think I look stiff, but live and learn right!? I hope I get another chance to do something like this.
It has been fun for people to tell me they’ve seen me on TV. It also solidifies SCVRJP as a competitive non-profit.
I was writing a grant report and looked as how many times MN TPT has aired our program. I took the ‘value’ and discovered they are supporting us to the tune of $81,000.00! Can you believe that!? That is about 1/2 of our budget. We don’t budget in “in-kind” gift right now. In kind meaning we don’t exchange the cash.
This whole project began as a little idea. It grew into such a wonderful partnership. Build partnerships in and for your Restorative Justice work.
– – peace, Kris