First Book Community Connect

First Book Community Connect matches nonprofit organizations with local classrooms and programs serving children in need. First Book can identify specific areas of need within our member network of more than 375,000 educators, and, through our communications channels, facilitate the precise distribution of resources where communities need them most. First Book Community Connect gives partners the opportunity to reach more kids, decrease the cost of scaling up, and increase impact.

To explore opportunities with First Book Community Connect, contact Becki Last, senior vice president, Network Engagement: blast@firstbook.org

How Does First Book Community Connect Work?
For example: A clinic in Brooklyn has free flu shots to provide to kids in need.

Engage: First Book promotes this opportunity to Brooklyn-based members in the First Book Network (pictured at right)– perhaps hundreds or thousands receive the outreach.

Connect: Members opt-in to learn more; their information is shared with the clinic.

Impact: The clinic reaches more children in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the expense of a traditional outreach campaign.

First Book Community Connect: The Impact
Case Study: Increasing Reach by 100%

After sharing links to FoodFinder–an online service that locates free food assistance for families in need–with the First Book Network, FoodFinder reported full 100 percent increase in use when compared with the same day one year earlier.