[act-ma] Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking [SoJust Skillshare]

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 09:01:57 PST 2012

Do you want to raise money to support the causes and organizations you
care about? Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on
Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking March 5th, 6:00 - 8:30

RSVP at http://www.sojust.org - newcomers always welcome
Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) at the door

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share
common values but may work on different issues. We create social
spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and
run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which
increases our individual capacity for movement building.

We're very excited that Robbie Samuels, co-founder of Socializing for
Justice and Art of the Schmooze trainer, is returning to facilitate
this training.

Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking

This engaging coaching session 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."


Robbie Samuels has extensive community organizing, events logistics
and fundraising experience. In 2006 he co-founded Socializing for
Justice to build a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community,
network and movement in Boston based on the philosophy of abundance.
He is the Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement at Gay &
Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). On the side he offers trainings
and consultation to non-profit boards, venture capitalists and
grassroots organizers. In 2011, Boston City Council named his
birthday, September 16, "Robbie Samuels Day". Learn more about his
networking and fundraising trainings at http://www.robbiesamuels.com.

*DIRECTIONS - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South
Station at 89 South Street. The Center is accessible through the main
lobby to people who have restricted physical abilities.
Socializing for Justice - http://www.sojust.org
Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring
progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this
"Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe
and build new visions for our movement(s).

With almost 2000 members and 5+ years of creating a diverse
cross-issue community in Boston, Socializing for Justice is the best
place to find the great people, organizations and community you're
looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders,
sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you
see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our Frequently Asked
Questions and past event photos!

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