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Join us as we take our programs online with Partnerships for Parks Digital Content. Below you will find original content from our PfP team including:

 

Although we usually offer our programs in person, we are happy to also bring our programming and support directly to you online, wherever you may be. Check back often and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

SOCIAL MEDIA

#wearepfp

Celebrate our 25th anniversary with us by sharing memories of the work you’ve done in NYC green spaces. Post a photo and story on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #WeArePfP for a chance to be featured on our social media platforms OR featured in our 25th anniversary exhibition entitled It’s Our Park: 25 Years of Communities in Action.

You can also use one of the sample posts and/or graphics in our social media toolkit to help spread the word.

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WEBINARS/DISCUSSIONS

FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES: GRANT WRITING AND DISCRETIONARY FUNDING

Fundraising to support local parks and neighborhoods during COVID-19 may be difficult, but funding is available. Back by popular demand, our second fundraising webinar this fall will help you hone your grant-writing skills and learn how to seek out discretionary funding from elected officials. Join us and create a compelling fundraising pitch to communicate your group’s needs and form a plan to address them.

You will also:

  • Hear from expert speakers on the ins and outs of writing grant proposals
  • Learn how to choose a fundraising goal and strategy
  • Pick up tips on soliciting business and in-kind donations
  • Have a chance to connect with community leaders

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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SETTING GOALS DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES SESSION 2: BEING PERSISTENT DESPITE SETBACKS

How can community leaders set meaningful goals when so much is in flux? In this two-part webinar, we will walk you through techniques from the Partnerships Academy Fellowship, which leaders have used to reach new fundraising goals, receive 501(c)3 status, develop new programs, and recruit members. You will also meet like-minded New Yorkers doing important work to support their parks and communities. Attending BOTH sessions of this webinar is recommended. As a bonus, we are offering a chance to win FREE raffle prizes by taking Leah’s Goal-Setting Quiz!

During the second session of this two-part series, you will learn practical techniques for moving forward after facing challenges on the path to your goal.

 

Thursday, December 10, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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GRANTS

CAPACITY FUND GRANT

Get funding for your park group’s ideas and efforts to improve New York City’s parks from our Capacity Fund Grant.  If you are an active community park group supporting an NYC Parks property in any of New York City’s five boroughs, you may be eligible to apply for a small grant of up to $3,000 for park projects including events, tools, websites, and outreach materials. The deadline for applications is November 1st, so apply now!

 

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RESOURCE GUIDES

COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE

Stay updated, care for yourselves and your communities, and continue your commitment to parks across the city.

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GARDENING FROM HOME

Find all kinds of horticulture-related information including indoor plant suggestions, gardening podcasts, how-to videos, webinars, and book suggestions.

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Because of COVID-19, City Parks Foundation is taking precautionary measures in all of our programs.  Please visit this webpage for the latest updates.

 

For more information on Partnerships for Parks, please contact partnershipsforparks@parks.nyc.gov.

HONOR NEW YORKERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

Partnerships for Parks relies on our corporate volunteer partners to help care for our green spaces. This fall, we are excited to offer an opportunity to plant crocuses that will bloom in March 2021—brightening city parks and green spaces with their purple blossoms and helping bring hope as we memorialize New Yorkers who’ve been impacted by COVID-19. Please consider making a contribution. Your support both provides volunteer opportunities for your employees and ensures that tens of thousands of crocus bulbs are planted across the city to honor those affected by the pandemic.

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HONOR NEW YORKERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

Partnerships for Parks relies on our corporate volunteer partners to help care for our green spaces. This fall, we are excited to offer an opportunity to plant crocuses that will bloom in March 2021—brightening city parks and green spaces with their purple blossoms and helping bring hope as we memorialize New Yorkers who’ve been impacted by COVID-19. Please consider making a contribution. Your support both provides volunteer opportunities for your employees and ensures that tens of thousands of crocus bulbs are planted across the city to honor those affected by the pandemic.

GIVE