Established Organizations

Building Your Fundraising Leadership Towards Walkable Communities

America Walks’ second series of “Walking College” webinars launched July 27th. Designed for the Walking College Fellowship program, and open to a general audience, this webinar focuses on fundraising – one of the biggest challenges for local community change agents.

First, Brighid O’Keane, Walking College Mentor and Interim Director with the Alliance for Biking & Walking, provides an overview of the following fundraising strategies:

  • Planning for fundraising and financial leadership
  • Anatomy of a winning grant proposal
  • Finding local funding sources
  • Online fundraising
  • Consulting and contracts
  • Earned income
  • Public dollars for walkability
  • Where to start and what’s next?

For each topic, Brighid provided helpful tips and cautions about mistakes to avoid.

Then, David Weinberger, City Partnerships Director with ioby (“in our back yards”), described his organization’s crowd-resource funding strategies. David believes firmly in the power of crowd-sourcing to stimulate meaningful community involvement in urban planning, and create measurable, community-driven change in neighborhoods everywhere.

Additional Resources

Brighid O’Keane Presentation

For resources referenced in this presentation, please visit the Module 4 Webpage for the Walking College.