I am fundraising to attend a conference in USA on behalf of YouthLine Wellington to bring resources and info back to our national service.
As a long term YouthLine Wellington Volunteer and advocate of the US organisation To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), I am fundraising to attend this Supporter Conference (Florida, USA) in order to network with TWLOHA staff and fellow supporters who share a passion for support and facilitating hope in their community. The conference will enable me to build on my strength based communication skills and counselling strategies in order to support those living with mental health issues and promote positive well-being. TWLOHA also has an amazing marketing and fundraising strategy that is significantly helpful to organisations such as ours, by attending I am expecting to have conversations with key staff members of the organisation in order to bring their model back here and emulate it.
As a long term YouthLine Wellington Volunteer/Facilitator/Supervisor and advocate of the US organisation To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), I am fundraising to attend this Supporter Conference in order to build on ways to destigmatise mental health issues, take any learning and distribute it through our community, and also capitalise on the financially successful fundraising opportunities that TWLOHA runs. I would like our service to emulate their model in order to cover our many expenses.