Wednesday, November 28, 2012

RESCHEDULED: State Information Sessions on Master Contract

RESCHEDULED: State Information Sessions on Master Contract

We are pleased to announce that the State Grants Reform information sessions previously set for November have been re-scheduled.  Please see below for dates, and see the bottom of this email for more information on the sessions.  If you wish to attend, please RSVP to . If you had previously registered, you need to RSVP for the new date, and we encourage you to register soon as space is limited.

December 18, 2012
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Meeting Room 5
Empire State Plaza – Concourse
Albany, NY 12220
December 19, 2012
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mustard Building Conference Center
1 Mustard St.
Rochester, New York 14609
New York City
December 20, 2012
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Room 706-708
UJA – Federation Building
130 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

As part of the grants reform effort, the State has set up a new website to serve as an information portal throughout the reform  process and we encourage you to visit the site and share with the appropriate staff.

Thank you.

Michelle Jackson | General Counsel
Human Services Council
130 East 59th Street, NY, NY  10022

Friday, November 9, 2012

December 12th Program Save the Date!

December 12th Program Save the Date!  

From Silo'd to Syncro'd: Merging Individual Program Messages & Marching Under Your Organizational Banner

Presented by: Tara Collins, Watershed Agricultural Council   

So, your organization has a couple different programs and they all work independently of each other in reaching out to their respective audiences. But when you really look at it, are those programmatic messages in line with your organization's overall message, goals and strategic plan?

This 90-minute working session will guide you through a series of questions: * What are my organization's mission, vision, values and overall goals/strategic plan? * Is our marketing strategy in line with that umbrella plan and goals? * What messages are your programs sharing and with what audiences? * Are those in line with the organization's marketing plan and target audiences? * What needs to change and how will you change it? If not you, then who? * How can you blend and cross-promote programs while maintaining an organizational identity?

You'll leave this working session with something to work on once back in the office. Case studies, work sessions, brainstorming, and Q&A will help guide you through the process. Having trouble reconciling messages at your organization? Bring your Problem Child to this session and get feedback from the group.  

Session Takeaways  
1. Discover how to bring your organization's silo's messaging under one roof.   
2. Simple tools can help you bring everyone together.   
3. Demonstrate the value of branded messaging to your organization's bottom line.

Date: December 12th, 2012
Time: 9-11:30 AM 
FoxCare Center's Education Room
1 FoxCare Drive
Route 7
Oneonta, NY 13820

Register HERE