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Fig Tree seeks partners for Resource Directory

Directory Cover for 2016-17

The Fig Tree is initiating the Resource Directory Community Partners Program to help build distribution for the 2017-18 Resource Directory and to have the cost of the copies for targeted agencies or demographics covered by underwriting partners.

Community partners will enrich the quality of life in the region by helping service providers connect with each other and helping people in need gain access to resources that can change their lives, said directory editor Malcolm Haworth.

“This year we have run out of copies of the directory because of increased demand for their use,” he said.  “Agencies appreciate that we provide this service so their staff does not need to do the research for making referrals, but can spend more time on clients’ needs.”

The plan is to have both distribution partners, who will share copies with more of their staff and volunteers, as well as clients.  The Resource Directory is comprehensive, so even though people may come with one need, they may have multiple needs or family members with other needs.

“While our directory is available online, directory users tell us they want print copies, because they can go through them sitting beside clients,” he said.  “In addition, agencies tell us that their clients may be able to access resources on their cell phones at the first of the month, but at the end of the month when they are most in need, their cell phone minutes run out.

“Underwriting partners will help support bulk orders for a particular agency, helping us plan early how many copies we will print so we can meet the requests,” Malcolm added.

Those supporting 10 to 50 copies will be invited to donate $5 a copy and those supporting 50 copies or more, will donate $4 a copy. 

There will also be opportunities for “general underwriting partners” to give $500 or gifts of $1,000 to $2,500.

The deadline for advertisers to commit to space and submit their copy, and for updates to listings is June 15.

The Arc of Spokane has also offered to help with distribution.

More than 1,300 congregations and 2,500 social service agencies are included in the directory and distribute it.

The Resource Directory is distributed and used by food banks, homeless programs, community centers, senior services, childcare and preschool centers, public schools, colleges, universities and more.

The circulation this year will be 12,000 to 14,000, in addition to about 48,000 page views per month online.

The directory includes services offered by nonprofit and faith communities, government agencies, and advocacy groups providing human services and health care, services for children, families, seniors, veterans and more, and information on environmental and justice education and advocacy.

For information, call 535-1813, 216-6090, email resourcedirectory@thefigtree.org or visit thefigtree.org/directorycommunitypartners.pdf..

The Fig Tree is initiating the Resource Directory Community Partners Program to help build distribution for the 2017-18 Resource Directory and to have the cost of the copies for targeted agencies or demographics covered by underwriting partners.

Community partners will enrich the quality of life in the region by helping service providers connect with each other and helping people in need gain access to resources that can change their lives, said directory editor Malcolm Haworth.

“This year we have run out of copies of the directory because of increased demand for their use,” he said.  “Agencies appreciate that we provide this service so their staff does not need to do the research for making referrals, but can spend more time on clients’ needs.”

The plan is to have both distribution partners, who will share copies with more of their staff and volunteers, as well as clients.  The Resource Directory is comprehensive, so even though people may come with one need, they may have multiple needs or family members with other needs.

“While our directory is available online, directory users tell us they want print copies, because they can go through them sitting beside clients,” he said.  “In addition, agencies tell us that their clients may be able to access resources on their cell phones at the first of the month, but at the end of the month when they are most in need, their cell phone minutes run out.

“Underwriting partners will help support bulk orders for a particular agency, helping us plan early how many copies we will print so we can meet the requests,” Malcolm added.

Those supporting 10 to 50 copies will be invited to donate $5 a copy and those supporting 50 copies or more, will donate $4 a copy. 

There will also be opportunities for “general underwriting partners” to give $500 or gifts of $1,000 to $2,500.

The deadline for advertisers to commit to space and submit their copy, and for updates to listings is June 15.

The Arc of Spokane has also offered to help with distribution.

More than 1,300 congregations and 2,500 social service agencies are included in the directory and distribute it.

The Resource Directory is distributed and used by food banks, homeless programs, community centers, senior services, childcare and preschool centers, public schools, colleges, universities and more.

The circulation this year will be 12,000 to 14,000, in addition to about 48,000 page views per month online.

The directory includes services offered by nonprofit and faith communities, government agencies, and advocacy groups providing human services and health care, services for children, families, seniors, veterans and more, and information on environmental and justice education and advocacy.

For information, call 535-1813, 216-6090, email resourcedirectory@thefigtree.org or visit thefigtree.org/directorycommunitypartners.pdf.




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