[act-ma] 3/5 Fundraising Skillshare; 3/6 VOTE; 3/14 Occupy Boston; 99% Spring

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 11:24:26 PST 2012

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Upcoming SoJust Events - RSVP @ http://www.sojust.org - more details below

3/5: Skillshare: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking

3/14: Socializing for Justice: Occupy Boston

3/19: Suicide Prevention Training for Community Leaders

4/2: Skillshare: Public Speaking

Save These Dates:

5/24: Connecting for Justice (SoJust Open House)

9/13: Connecting for Justice (SoJust Turns 6!)

>From our Progressive Events Calendar:

3/3-3/4 [Training] MassAlliance Campaign Training

3/3 [Symposium] Inaugural Lesbians of Color Symposium

3/10 [Benefit] Dance, Dance The Revolution (for Encuentro 5)

View dozens of cross-promoted events at http://www.sojust.org/calendar.

Post your own event - follow these instructions: http://www.bit.ly/post2SoJust.

>From our Message Board:


Volunteer/Youth Enrollment & Match Specialist at Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Mass

Third Sector New England Consulting & Executive Transitions Assistant (Temp)

Education Pioneers, Data Analyst Internship (Paid)

View volunteer opportunities, job openings, calls for action, etc. at

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Upcoming Events

Skillshare - Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Monday, March 5th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

The NonProfit Center by South Station

We're very excited that Robbie Samuels, co-founder of Socializing for
Justice (and known for his Art of the Schmooze training), is leading
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."
RSVP for Fundraising Skillshare: http://www.sojust.org/events/48762062/

Socializing for Justice: Occupy Boston

Wednesday, March 14, 6:00-8:30PM

Lir on Boylston by Hynes Convention Center

Socializing for Justice is throwing a party for Occupy Boston! Occupy
Boston did not end when they were evicted from Dewey Square. Far from
it. There are dozens of active working groups and endless events and
actions taking place all around the city. General Assemblies are held
several times a week and all they're missing is YOU! SoJust is hosting
this event so you can connect with this vibrant movement and find your
place among the many volunteer opportunities. You'll meet members of
several working groups and learn about upcoming actions. Learn more at
RSVP for Occupy Boston event: http://www.sojust.org/events/52607442/

Suicide Prevention Training for Community Leaders by Robbie Samuels

Monday, March 19 or Tuesday, May 8, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

City Year by Back Bay

Oftentimes, community leaders are sought out for support in times of
crisis and are the first to become aware that someone is considering
killing themselves. Attend this training to gain the skills to handle
the "suicide question" and become knowledgeable about local resources
for you and your community. Due to limited seating, this special
2-hour training is being offered on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, May
8 - select your preferred date when registering.
RSVP for Suicide Prevention at www.suicidepreventionforleaders.eventbrite.com

Skillshare: Public Speaking

Monday, March 5th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

The NonProfit Center by South Station

Introductory public speaking training focuses on building the basic
technical skills necessary to clearly transmit information from the
speaker to an audience. Specific skills include word choice, eye
contact, volume, vocalized pauses, and body language.  Using a
small-group format for practical training followed by a discussion
debrief from each exercise, the training is designed to allow all
participants the opportunity to practice their speaking in an
environment that is supportive, attentive, and can provide useful
RSVP for Public Speaking Skillshare: http://www.sojust.org/events/54462792/

For Justice,

Robbie Samuels

SoJust Co-Founder

@RobbieSamuels @SoJust


Socializing for Justice - http://www.sojust.org

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