I'm Tom Romito, one of the Directors of the Institute for Open Economic Networks, or I-Open.
I-Open, like all organizations, needs to raise funds if they're going to survive and thrive in today's world.
Well, it requires the development for a fund-raising strategy.
And, why is that important?
Because nobody has a lot of money and what few Directors we have are tired, we need to recruit more, and fund-raising is so hard to do.
- In Phase One, we're going to raise funds to underwrite "fixed" expenses and we'll do this by reaching out to our membership, finding out who in the membership is still interested in helping I-Open. Those who are willing to contribute either financially or in terms of knowledge that we can post on the I-Open website.
- In Phase Two, we will reach out to get funds to fund our prototype for a Network of Civic Forums and to underwrite the cost of e-curriculum. We will do this by reaching out to funders and grant giving institutions for grants.
- In Phase Three, we'll seek funds that will underwrite programs and operations, also from grant-giving institutions.
Daniel F. Bassill
The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)
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