The SCORE counselors on Martha's Vineyard unveiled a new initiative to assist the Island's non-profit organizations (NPOs) at a meeting the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) hosted of executive directors assembled by the Donors Collaborative on April 25 . Representatives of approximately 30 NPOs attended.
In a survey conducted prior to the meeting, the Donors Collaborative posed the following question to Island NPOs: If you were offered a free consultant or expert what is the first issue you would have them address in your organization?
The Collaborative received 37 responses from individuals representing 33 island non-profits. The vast majority of respondents (51%) said they need help with "fundraising/development strategy." The respondents also want help with developing mission statements, strategic planning, marketing/promotion and organizational issues.