WHY ARE NON-PROFIT OR PRIVATE PARTNERS IMPORTANT TO TINY TOWNS?
Expanding capacity to get things done. Tiny Towns have limited staff and funds so a partnership allows more people to work on topics.
Fundraising. Raising funds for specific projects. Nonprofits have the ability to apply for grants and for profit business are often the largest source of donations in a Tiny Town
Community Outreach. Support for engaging community and building awareness around important issues, historic buildings, and placemaking.
Events Committee. Oftentimes the non-profit and private sector partners can dedicate more time to planning and executing events through volunteer work and fundraising. Examples of events might include Farmers Markets, Training, Fourth of July Parade, etc.
Supporting Economic Development. Tiny Towns often do not have a dedicated person to work on economic and community development. Nonprofits often help shape Entrepreneurship, Workforce, etc. training in communities.
Jumpstarting initiatives. Partnerships can add momentum to help spur larger participation and communication in the community.
We also hit on Ideas for Cohousing and Partnering for Entrepreneurial Incubator Spaces as well as Ideas for Fundraising the Last Gap for Funding. Tiny Towns meet every month and talk about topics including Economic + Community Engagement, Financial/Revenue Strategies, Housing & Downtown Building Revitalization, Promotional Strategies, Unique, Venues, Histories, and Experiences, Turning Highways into Walkable Main Streets, Attracting the Right Storefront Businesses for Your Downtown, etc. Join us or if you know a Tiny Town Champion, please contact Kylie Brown at [email protected].