Join Our Portfolio
Woodstock Community Trust projects are conceived and managed by local residents to improve the quality of life in our community. Project teams join the Woodstock Community Trust’s portfolio in order to gain access to and leverage shared resources and tools. Each Project has its own mission, vision, and values that complement and support the goals of Woodstock Community Trust; joining the portfolio enables Projects to focus on their work and have a greater impact on our community.
Benefits to Project Teams
Woodstock Community Trust offers several benefits to project teams, including:
Woodstock Community Trust is a 501(c)3 and able to accept tax deductible gifts and grants from individuals, foundations, and government or federal dollars. Projects joining Woodstock Community Trust can immediately benefit from this status; donors make their donations to a recognized 501(c)3 organization and specify which Project should receive their gift.
Woodstock Community Trust is able to alleviate project teams of burdensome tasks associated with operating a non-profit, such as accounting, bookkeeping, banking, hiring employees and contractors, managing payroll, and paying invoices. This allows project teams to focus on implementing their programs to improve the quality of life in our community.
While each project team is responsible for its own donor cultivation efforts, Woodstock Community Trust properly accounts for gifts, tracks pledges, and maintains records in accordance with the donor’s intent. This builds donors’ trust and confidence in the Project’s work and provides an efficient way for project teams to access and utilize the data to support their cultivation efforts.
Woodstock Community Trust supports Project communication with a semi-annual newsletter. This newsletter features both foundational messaging that highlights Woodstock Community Trust’s overall mission and vision, as well as updates stakeholders about the specific achievements of individual Projects. By aligning and coordinating messaging, Woodstock Community Trust helps Projects foster trust with their stakeholders by providing transparent, reliable, and relevant information.
Woodstock Community Trust’s website is a hub for portfolio Projects that broadens each Project’s audience and amplifies its impact by presenting essential information, including a dedicated home page for each Project and communal donate, volunteer and news pages.
Woodstock Community Trust recognizes that Projects may seek additional guidance and support on design, fundraising, and other activities to achieve their full potential. To this end, Woodstock Community Trust can provide recommendations on trusted providers; project teams have the option to enlist these experts at the Project’s cost.
Woodstock Community Trust Projects each pay an annual fee ranging from $4,000–$6,000, depending on the level of services provided, as their contribution to cover their share of provided services. In addition, Projects acknowledge Woodstock Community Trust in publicity and marketing materials.