Leadership Development Resources & Community

Rodman for Kids is dedicated to raising resources, building capacity, and creating opportunities for youth-focused organizations, their leaders, and the young people they serve. 

Building Collaborations Between Nonprofit Leaders

Due to economic, emotional and sometimes physical or systemic barriers, too many children in our community don’t have access to the wondrous experiences that could enrich their lives.  Rodman for Kids believes in the power of collaboration, working together with organizations as a true partner towards a common vision to support the most vulnerable young people in our communities, instead of pitting them against each other to fight for donor dollars.  We serve as a resource that enables these organizations to collaborate and execute bolder and more effective efforts that build children’s lives beyond their homes or neighborhoods.  We not only act as a core funder of these organizations, but as a convenor and catalyst.

Professional & Leadership Development

Rodman for Kids brings together the leaders and staff of our Partner Organizations to create a collaborative peer learning and support community, building their knowledge & capacity through professional and leadership development opportunities. Through these convenings, we are able to stay proximate to their work and responsive to their needs in real time. By bringing these organizations and leaders together on a regular basis, we also create the conditions for deep relationships and new partnerships to be formed well beyond the space we hold with them.

  • Rider Recruitment, Virtual Program, & Communicating Incentives
  • Marketing Your Ride Campaign
  • Partner Recruitment Successes & Challenges
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Best Practices: How to Make the Ride for Kids a Difference-Maker in your Organization
  • How to Run a Ride Campaign
  • Year Round Fundraising
  • Making the Ask
  • Development & Acquiring New Donors
  • Fundraising Forum: Sharing What Works and What Doesn’t
  • How to Manage Social Media for Your Nonprofit in 20 Minutes Per Day with Julia Campbell
  • PR Planning
  • Strategic Planning with Margot Hoerrner
  • Changes in Social Media Over the Past Year and Where You Should Be Focusing Your Efforts with Joe Waters
  • The Two Sides of Marketing: A Look Into the Left and Right Brain Aspects of Delivering
    Your Marketing Message with Spencer Collier
  • Developing a 30-Day Ride for Kids Social Media Campaign with Joe Waters
  • Activating Your Donors Through Digital Storytelling with Spencer Collier
  • How Do You Use the Ride in September as a Hook for Your PR/Marketing? with Marlo Fogelman
  • getConnected – The Value of Leveraging Digital Marketing to Create Connections and Sustainability with Getfused
  • Emotion Roadmap to Organizational Success with Chuck Wolfe
  • Intentional Board Development with Michael Fournier
  • Brand Evolution with Spencer Collier
  • Poverty, Equity, and Social Impact with Tiziana Dearing
  • The Impact of Positive Youth Development Programs on The Commonwealth’s Kids & Families with Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker