When the directors of the creative agency Mojotown realized the requests for donated web services from nonprofits far outweighed the means to produce the work, the idea for The Mojotown Project began to take shape. The Question:How can we offer much-needed, top quality creative services to nonprofits at no charge while paying local artists to provide the work at fair market rates? The Answer:Create your own nonprofit organization that can openly raise funds dedicated to providing professional advertising and marketing services to other nonprofit organizations. The Mojotown Project will raise the funds necessary to pay for quality creative services, then “grant” the funds to qualified nonprofits to use for their marketing needs. Of course it feels great to donate your time and creativity to a worthy cause, but the reality is, most of us can’t afford to work for free. It is our belief that by giving charitably to the nonprofits, while employing local talent, the quality and meaning of the work created is greater due to the personal involvement at the ground level of any given project. MOJOTOWN EXPERTISE AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Many studies point to the Internet as the fastest growing communications medium in the world. While some individuals and companies have been quick to capitalize on this medium, nonprofit organizations have been much slower to get on board. This trend, in conjunction with a decline in the level of donations from traditional donors who are aging, makes the internet an even more important medium for nonprofits to reach new donors worldwide. Traditional means of fund-raising appear not to be as effective in soliciting donations from these new potential donors. Where once telephone, direct mail, radio or even television may have been used to communicate with current or prospective donors, the Internet now offers a more effective and cost-effective medium to retain or attract donors and supporters. We base our programs on the assumption most nonprofits already have the majority of what it takes to compete in the marketplace—intelligence, ambition, initiative and talent—and the missing link is the expertise necessary to compete in the increasing internet-driven world. After two years of experimentation, research and program development, The Mojotown Project has fashioned superb, easily-replicable models in its website designs and marketing strategies and has cultivated a high degree of credibility among local nonprofit groups, policy makers and funders. Working in conjunction with highly skilled marketing and multimedia professionals, The Mojotown Project gives program participants the professional services and technical skills-training at no cost to effectively compete in this environment. We ensure nonprofits obtain the top quality marketing and skills services they need to succeed. We have already contributed professional services and training to nonprofits in California such as the Ritter Center of San Rafael, The Lark Theater of Larkspur, and The Green Festivals of San Francisco, through enhanced website presence and invigorated marketing strategies. These nonprofits enjoy greater effectiveness in fundraising efforts, outreach and service to their communities, and their accomplishments are directly linked to professional services donated by The Mojotown Project. We are proud to serve these organizations charitably and to help them become more self-dependent and sustainable. We are helping transform struggling nonprofit organizations by helping them become more effective fundraisers and transmitters of their missions, and thereby, helping them become less dependent on traditional grant-funding institutions.The Mojotown Project is a certified 501(c)(3) public service charitable organization.
The PeopleMichael Aron - President Anya Shuteroff - Treasurer Bob Bijou - Board Member - Mill Valley Merchant ''Two Neat''Evan Woolf-Wetmore - Board Member - Mill Valley Merchant ''allie-g''Elected OfficersDaniel Escalzo - Executive DirectorJordis Witter-Weaver - SecretaryWant to help The Mojotown Project?
The Mojotown Project 1417 4th Street San Rafael, CA, 94901, USA Tel: (415) 717-6996
We raise funds through various sources and Events.
Then we allocate grants to qualified nonprofits: These
Organizations must be 501(c)(3) certified, make significant contributions to their communities. The final step is delivering professional services and training empowering the organization.
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