Children's Bureau is a private non-profit whose mission is to preserve families and protect children from abuse and neglect.
First and foremost, its focus is to prevent child abuse by educating communities about risk issues and working with parents to provide assistance before abuse or neglect occurs. The agency also offers an array of services to protect kids in the child welfare system. Annie Martinez, Vice President of Development, recently shared how being an Accelerent Partner has contributed to their success.
How Accelerent helps build business:
Since becoming an Accelerent Partner, Children's Bureau has secured six new corporate partners. These companies have provided unrestricted gifts, event sponsorships and gifts in kind of product or services. These partners enjoy recurring brand recognition on digital and print mediums, first access to our special events and customized volunteer experiences that demonstrate its corporate social responsibility. In addition to fundraising support, Accelerent Partners have been instrumental in communicating Children's Bureau impact and introducing many area business leaders to the agency's mission.
We have provided Partner companies approximately $200,000 in new business and expect this number to significantly increase in the coming year.
Advice for prospective Partners:
Create personal relationships so you are comfortable in making new introductions for Accelerent Partners. A successful approach for us has been to encourage Accelerent Partners to discover the Children’s Bureau community impact first-hand through our monthly meet-and-greets. That has been a great way to foster relationships and help spread the word about our mission.