[act-ma] [SoJust] 3/7 Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 20:56:24 PST 2011


 *Don't forget to vote today!* *Socializing for Justice supports Tito
Jackson in today's special election *to fill former City Councilor Chuck
Turner's seat for residents in District 7, which includes the South End,
Fenway, Roxbury and parts of Mission Hill (full map here:
http://www.cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/districts.asp) For your polling
location: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.php

*Have you checked out the SoJust Calendar
<http://www.sojust.org/calendar>?*We cross-promote tons of social
justice events in the Boston area. Want to
add your event? Follow these instructions: http://bit.ly/post2SoJust. Want
to promote your event beyond your email list? We share a list of web
calendars: http://bit.ly/BostonCalendars.
 *Polls open 7am-8pm.

*Games for Justice*
*Sunday, February 20 from 2-4PM*
Dot2Dot Cafe in Dorchester
Need a break from the stress of work, the economy, and everyday life?
Looking for something to do that is fun, free, and progressive? Arrive by
yourself or bring a friend. Scrabble, Boggle, Apples to Apples, Scattegories
- what's your favorite board game? Bring it!* *Look no further if you're
seeking like-minded folks to game with, want to cross-promote your events
and campaigns while you Boggle, or are new to the area and looking for
groups to get involved in. If you want to build a strong cross-issue social
justice movement, SoJust is for you! *
RSVP: *http://www.sojust.org/events/16372777/  *Newcomers always welcomed!*

***SoJust is a Co-Sponsor - Robbie Samuels is on the panel***
*Boston Commons Rising: Reclaim Our Commons and Communities*
*Friday, March 4 at 7PM*
First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist
This month's JP Forum features Jay Walljasper, author and editor with On the
Commons of the new book, *All That We Share: A Field Guide to the
Commons*along with community speakers profiling commons based
solutions. Despite the
dire ecological and economic conditions in today's world, a remarkable
phenomenon is emerging. We can see a multitude of kindred efforts that
explore new or renewed modes of human connection and collaboration as a
basis for survival and sustainability. Many of these efforts involve
reclaiming our commons "those things that belong to all of us" as a means to
shape a just and hopeful future for our communities and planet.
*Details:* http://www.sojust.org/events/16533083/

***1st Monday of every month - mark your calendar!***
*Skillshare: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking*
*Monday, March 7 from 6PM-8:30PM*
The NonProfit Center by South Station
*Do you want to raise money to support the causes and organizations you care
about?* **This engaging coaching session, presented by Robbie Samuels
(SoJust Co-Founder), focuses on getting past the fear of asking and how to
avoid some common mistakes. Learn an easy way to sort through contact lists
and build a strong prospect list based on the 3 Cs of fundraising: capacity,
connection and commitment. Learn specific language for how to make a strong
ask, based on the relationship-building tips shared in *Art of the Schmooze*,
and 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."
RSVP: http://www.sojust.org/events/16373242/

*Take Our Survey*
Help guide the planning of SoJust in 2011 as we move toward our 5th
anniversary in September - take our
survey<https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFlSeTN2YUdqLXUwVkZ6UmFoTG50T0E6MA>.

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For Justice,
Robbie

p.s. Go Egypt!


Robbie Samuels
Co-Founder & Co-Organizer Socializing for Justice
@sojust <http://www.twitter.com/sojust> |
@robbiesamuels<http://www.twitter.com/robbiesamuels>|
www.robbiesamuels.com

*Socializing for Justice isn't a non-profit 501(c)(3).* We're a grassroots
volunteer-run member-supported cross-issue progressive community that's been
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hosted 89 events and we manage an online hub of progressive events and
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progressive network please contribute the suggested annual membership fee of
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