Yetu was once again excited to hold the second phase of the Bootcamp initiative that kicked off in Naivasha from 11-14 September 2017. The participants on the other hand were also eager to share progress of their campaigns, challenges and further enrich skills and learnings to take their campaigns to the next level.
The sessions featured topics that emerged through feedback from the first Bootcamp and included, engaging high net worth individuals, corporate philanthropy, volunteerism, local resource mobilisation, social enterprise concept, as well as communication and social media strategies.
Below are sentiments from some of the participants:
‘Bootcamp was an avenue through which I hoped I could figure out ways of engaging with more people.’ Miriam Wambui, Nairobits Trust.
‘On the Bootcamp, I learnt about the importance of high net worth individuals and collaboration. The session particularly helped me to realise that I needed to pay more attention to potential HNWI to create a bigger impact. Another thing I learnt and enjoyed was drip marketing concept; It was such a fun and practical session for me and I will ensure to employ these strategies in our fundraising campaigns.’ Ann Nduku -Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)
As part of the Bootcamp initiative, the CSOs were allocated coaches, to guide them in implementation of their fundraising efforts. ‘Through the Bootcamp mentoring programme, my team was matched with a mentor and together, we laid out a plan of how our campaign could be more engaging to our targeted audience. ‘Anthony Gitei-TYSA
‘Bootcamp inspired me to think outside of the box, taking on new challenges and taking time to reflect on my own achievements as well as what I could develop for the campaigns at hand. ‘Fred Wango-Moving The Goalposts-Kilifi.
Coupled with the new knowledge, resources and tools gained, the CSOs are back to the final leg of their campaign execution.
Find out more details on the CSO campaigns here.