Posted by Keith Castelino on Feb 26, 2018
It is that time of the Rotary year again.
 
Sharing knowledge and learning’s for continuous improvement!!
We want to be creative, bold and practical as we plan for the next three Rotary years.
 
Variables: member retention and growth, average age, fund raising, service projects, member engagement, family of Rotary ..., the list is long.
What shall we prioritise?
 
Participatory processes are necessary to achieve active participation by all members in a decision making process. We want productive discussions to develop positive solutions.
We want to involve members in discussions and have them articulate expectations, become engaged, take responsibility and hold directors and the board responsible for delivery of agreed objectives.
 
We must build relationships, establish social capital and with passion, energy, and intelligence take action with sustainable projects to better our world.
 
We are part of a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers that see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
Ably led by Rotarians Alexia and Florian we tackled the topic of fund raising.
 
Process
  • Membership survey highlighted increased necessity/requirement for fundraising initiatives.
  • In 2017/18, only one fundraiser was executed with limited success.
  • Member commitment remained low, constituting a cross-cutting problem for Club activities.
  • Nevertheless, fundraising will be of increasing importance during RY2018/2019 and onwards.
  • “Fundraising” session therefore concentrated on:
    • Key blocking factors (to identify constraints and address them)
    • Key enablers (fostering success and addressing blocking factors)
    • Brainstorm ideas
    • Narrow down ideas into 2-3 realistic fundraiser initiatives for RY2018/2019
Outcomes
  • The session resulted in numerous ideas for fundraisers that were subsequently awarded time-scales and names of volunteers to drive them.
  • The volunteers were tasked with scouting the necessary framework data (timetable, internal/external stakeholders, costs, revenue projections etc.)
  • Members selected 3 short-term initiatives to be pursued, with the aim of implementation in RY2018/2019.
  • Members selected 3 mid- to long-term initiatives to be scouted for execution 2019+, due to the run-up required for successful implementation.
  • Additional ideas were listed as “depending on opportunity”.
A very collaborative and successful evening!!
Thank you to all participating members.
Thank you to our facilitators Alexia and Florian for the excellent facilitation and reporting.
 
We look forward to the next meeting in two weeks.
 
 
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