On June 15, 2010, MCCOY’s EIP team hosted the first annual EIP Provider Fair, launched the strategic plan Early Intervention and Prevention: Building a Foundation for Family and Community Success and issued a call to action for service providers, concerned citizens, community members and service recipients to assist in implementing the plan.
The Provider Fair’s creative “speed-dating” format enabled 32 exhibiting agencies to share information on their services with 156 attendees from 102 organizations that serve youth and families in Marion County. The traditional exhibit model has attendees walk past booth after booth to collect brochures and “goodies” but does not provide the best opportunities for conversations that may lead to new collaborations. The EIP Provider Fair capitalized on a speed-dating format to give each attendee time (during three-minute rounds) to hear about every exhibitor’s mission, services, locations, referral process and other useful information.
MCCOY hopes the non-traditional event will lead to new partnerships and collaborations, increased referrals and improved capacity to serve children and families in Marion County.
Congratulations to EIP Provider Fair Door Prize Winners:
• Tory Masters- MCCOY Learning Network workshop gift certificate
• Nancy Baranyk- Indy Fit gift certificate package
• Susan Wakefield- Wal-Mart gift card ($25)
• Amanda Reuter- Free admission to the annual Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) Kids Count conference in December ($150)
• Bob Cole- 8 hours of writing, editing or research fundraising services from Emily Chew-Pelaez
• Brian Ellis- Indy Fit gift certificate package
• Lisa Harvey- Kroger gift card ($25)
• Sharon Jones- 15-minute chair massages for you and up to 10 of your staff members or volunteers from Emily Chew-Pelaez- Lifetime Fitness
• Barry Stewart- Basic custom website development services by Ben Berg of BB Freelancing
• Karina Anderson- Email marketing subscription- estimated annual value of free email marketing subscription (up to 10,000 email addresses) sponsored by MCCOY
• Kimberly Washington- Indy Fit gift certificate package
• Tyrone Humphrey- Free admission to the annual Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) Kids Count conference in December ($150)
If you have not already claimed your prize please contact Shanna Malott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-921-1233.