Fundraising: getting past the fear of asking
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
This engaging, interactive workshop will benefit anyone who wants to become a more effective fundraiser. In a supportive environment, move past personal roadblocks and recognize some common mistakes. Practice specific language for how to make a strong ask, based on the relationship-building tips shared in Art of the Schmooze, and review ten tips that will make your next fundraising plan a success. "If you are afraid to ask for money, kick yourself out of the way and let the cause talk." Work in small groups to begin to build a strong prospect list based on an individual's capacity, connection and commitment.
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About the presenter:
Robbie Samuels has extensive community organizing, event logistics and fundraising experience, but is best known for his relationship building skills. Since 2005 he has worked in the development department at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and was promoted in 2012 to Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement. In 2006, he co-founded Socializing for Justice (SoJust.org) to build a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community and network in Boston based on the philosophy of abundance. He offers trainings and consultation to non-profit boards, venture capitalists and grassroots organizers on a range of topics including fundraising, social networking, diversity and inclusion, and movement building. In recognition of his social justice work, Boston City Council named his birthday "Robbie Samuels Day" in 2011. Robbie identifies as a white, queer, feminist, trans man and lives with his wife Jess in Boston, MA. He likes burritos.