Fri, 2 June 2023
Sheldon McKinney is the Executive Director of the Kentucky FFA Foundation. She is also the president of a group of foundation directors who have come together to collaborate on how to best support the FFA in their individual states.
On today's episode Sheldon is joining us to discuss how fundraising works, where the money goes and what it means to be a 501(c)3 organization and why that is necessary. The business of fundraising at the national, state or local level is a big business. As Sheldon says, money should never be an obstacle that stops an FFA student from taking advantage of the myriad opportunities available to them through the organization. State FFA Foundations exist to connect chapters and students to donors who want to support youth, agriculture and agricultural education.