Working With You to Get a New Clinic Home
After many, many years of talking about it, the Berkeley Free Clinic has entered the early phase of our Capital Campaign to find and fund a new home! We will make our public announcement about the campaign around mid-2018. We wanted to tell you first, people with a close personal BFC connection, in this pre-public phase so we can have your partnership in developing the connections and relationships needed for success.
What’s Prompting the Move
The building we’ve been in since 1970 has aged around us. It’s a massive structure whose upper floors have long been in disuse due to seismic concerns. Each year it shows more of its ever increasing fragility. The incredibly generous Trinity Methodist Church (who have always charged us far below market rate rent) have their own exciting plans for shoring up their future, and although they would love to keep housing us, it is difficult to see how they can. Our move-out date will likely be sometime after the start of 2020.
How You Can Help in this Phase of the Project!
Click here to sign up to help, share a lead, and/or update your contact info.
Immediate questions or urgent ideas? Please feel free to call or text Scott Carroll at 510-502-9648 (at a decent hour) or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Capital Campaign.”
Our new home project will be raising support from wealthy individuals, corporations, foundations, local businesses, and current volunteers and alumni with a range of giving ability. We need your help now as we work to make connections and build relationships with people in these sectors who have the means to support the project. Your friendships, connections and networks could lead to the resources we need to succeed!
Be part of our Alumni and Current Volunteer Connection Interviews - We’ll work with you to help discover your connections, explore how they might help the BFC and how we could get them involved! These can be done over the phone.
Already have an idea of a person, business or organization you have a strong connection with who could make a major donation of $10K, $50K, $500K or more? Let’s talk and develop a plan and time to introduce them to the project.
Get lined up to be part of our Alumni network small donor giving effort when it launches - where we’ll work with you to set up an individual page to raise smaller donations from your friend’s network. 250 Alumni raising $5,000 a piece we would have us $1.25 Million towards our goal!
Share your individual success story - let us tell potential funders the ways the BFC has helped our volunteers.
Still in touch with a client who would be willing to share their story? Help us connect and capture their story about the impact the clinic has on the lives of people in need.
Do you have the ability to dedicate some significant time to working on the campaign? Make calls, do research, arrange and give tours? Let us know so we can get you plugged in.
Do you have a skill set we could take advantage of? Such as: graphic design talent, audio visual production abilities, grant writing/development experience, experience writing press releases, event planning background, or similar training and experience that you could contribute to the effort? Let us know us know so we can connect you in!
Stay tuned for more opportunities to give input and stay involved!