Sample Letter to A Mayor

Sample of A Letter of Invitation to City Officials

Empowerment Resource Center Project
Expanding the Circle of Success™

Dear Mayor:

We are writing on behalf of a strategic alliance of individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations with a shared vision of Expanding the Circle of Success. We are seeking the best location in Southwest Michigan to establish a model Empowerment Resource Center demonstration project.

We are considering the surrounding area and would like to meet with you to explore the best way this might be presented to communities in the area and whether your city may be interested in hosting a Center. The nonprofit Center would provide books, training CDs, DVDs and other training materials worth well over $10,000 in every major development field including personal, professional, organizational, community and economic.

Because we are seeking preliminary demonstration sites, we would help obtain any required funding. The Empowerment Resource Center will need a space that is large enough to house the collection, and staff time to manage the collection. We estimate this could be done with 25% of an existing staff person’s time. We plan to establish Centers throughout the country. Some will be larger training centers while others, such as the center we propose for your city will be resource centers for the community at large. Training will be available for those who staff the Center.

Members of our team have over thirty years of experience developing award-winning programs and products that have helped individuals, organizations, and communities achieve more of their potential. For over ten years, we have been producing community oriented programs with well-known experts such as Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Paul J. Meyer, Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Mark Victor Hansen, Bonnie St. John Dean, Chin-Ning Chu, Jim Britt and many others.

Enclosed is a flier on the award-winning Success Center Partnership we developed for the Muncie, Indiana Public Housing Authority with help from Les Brown. We have reference letters from Chambers of Commerce, elected officials, United Way Executives, and business owners.

Based on our preliminary review of communities in Southwest Michigan, it appears to us that your city meets most of the criteria we have identified for determining where to offer to develop our demonstration Empowerment Resource Center.

Please review the enclosures and consider how an Empowerment Resource Center will assist you and your administration in accomplishing your goals for the City. If you believe it would be mutually beneficial for us to explore the possibility of working together, we would appreciate an opportunity to meet with you in person at your earliest convenience.

During our meeting, we will present more specific information on the hundreds of tested and proven resources that we will provide through the Center. We will also introduce you to a member of our management team that has developed award-winning community resource centers for over 30 years, generated million of dollars in grants, produced successful training programs for up to 2,000 participants and developed successful micro-enterprise development programs.

If, after our meeting, you share our view that locating an Empowerment Resource Center in your city would be mutually beneficial, we would ask you to help identify community leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors to invite to an introductory orientation session. We would also invite you to help identify those who could serve in leadership roles on the committee that will be established to ensure the ultimate success of the Center.

We would also like your assistance to help us identify a site for this Center. The ideal facility for our demonstration project would have several hundred square feet with a meeting room with a capacity for 20 to 30 people and a larger room capable of seating at least 100 people.

This could be a partnership with an existing nonprofit organization or company that has available space that could be used by creating a mutually beneficial relationship.

Enclosed is a sample flier of how we might introduce the Empowerment Resource Center and ETMS (Empowerment Training Mentoring System) if it were based in your city. When we meet, we will provide samples of our Empowerment Resource Showcases.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to meeting with you to explore our vision of fostering organizational and community development and empowerment.

Sincerely,

Charles Betterton
Co-Director
760-212-9931

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