Dear Potential Partner:
At some point you indicated interest in having high school students who are participating in "Nonprofit Prophets" create a World Wide Web page for your organization. This letter outlines your chance to do that.
The first thing I want to do is to describe what it is that the students might do for you. Basically, they will help you design and then create a World Wide Web page for your nonprofit organization. This is a win-win from all sides: you get a Web page and the students get the chance to connect with you, individuals who share their passionate concern about a social or environmental issue.
Before you commit to being a "partner," you need to be certain that you have:
These technologies can often be accessed via the public libraries.
In preparing to participate in this project you should be able to identify:
It is my job to make sure that all student groups find some organization with whom to make contact. Unfortunately, I can not guarantee that there will be a student team for each nonprofit group interested in joining the project.
Obviously, some risk exists for partners as well as students. For partners, the risk comes from the fact that these are high school students learning to be professionals. For students, they must open themselves up to strangers and to give an all-out effort. Based upon a similar, though smaller scale, project conducted the past two years, both students and partners should see Nonprofit Prophets as a win-win endeavor. Those of us in the schools are proud of what our students can do when they are presented with an authentic and compelling challenge. We appreciate your interest in making this challenge come to life.
We need to have your commitment to serve as a partner in writing within one month. Will you please e-mail me (see email address in the heading of this letter) if you would like to submit yourself or your organization as a partner. .
I look forward to seeing you in September and anticipate a "prophetable" relationship.