The challenges in the communities we serve are vast and we need to creatively obtain substantial capital in order to achieve optimal efficacy to achieve our mission. This requires us to employ a multifaceted approach incorporating several different fundraising strategies consisting of Membership Dues, Events (Galas / Conferences), Charitable Contributions from Individuals, Philanthropic Donors, Corporate Donors, Government Grants, Auctions, Professional Services Contracts, and Strategic Alliances. We maintain a primary operating fund to cover expenses for general operations and administration, as well as special funds for each distinct initiative/community project. Our goal is to maintain a USD $3,000,000.00/per annum operating fund. The budget for special funds will be determined on a case-by-case basis. We welcome constructive suggestions and feedback that help us improve and successfully meet our objectives.