Local Politicians: A Handwritten Note Goes a Long Way for Nonprofits Looking for Funding


The Exton Region Chamber of Commerce recently held “Navigating the Political Landscape,” a presentation aimed at nonprofit organizations. Image of Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell on the microphone via the Daily Local News.

The Exton Region Chamber of Commerce recently held a presentation, entitled “Navigating the Political Landscape,” aimed at nonprofit organizations, according to a report in the Daily Local News.

The presentation was the second in ERCC’s “In the Know” series, and was sponsored by FastSigns and Immaculata University.

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The panel consisted of representatives from all levels of government, and was moderated by Chris Tabakin of iHi International and the chamber’s Nonprofit Council.

Among the speakers who addressed issues relating to nonprofit organizations were Congressman Ryan Costello, State Representative Duane Milne, County Commissioner Terence Farrell, and Alex Rahn from Wanner Associates.

Among the topics under discussion was networking, and how doing so with commissioners is of paramount importance for grants, as most of them are decided at the county level. A handwritten letter that properly tells a heartfelt story and is backed up with data can be crucial for an organization’s effort.

Also, pairing the request with the fiscal side of funding the nonprofit is of critical importance. It’s essential in showing how a dollar invested in the nonprofit organization will go further than providing the same service in another way.

Read more about the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce event in the Daily Local News here.

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