[act-ma] 1/7: Art of the Schmooze (make your NYE resolution come true)

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 12:43:49 PST 2012

*Hey fellow organizers and activists,*
*Did you make a New Year's Resolution to find a new job? Make new friends?
Just get out more often? Are you afraid you'll get stuck in conversations?
Not know how to approach people at networking events? *
*Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare
on the Art of the Schmooze on January 7th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the NonProfit
Center*, 89 South St, Boston.*
(This is great prep for SoJust's huge open house, Connecting for
on Thursday, January 31st!)*
Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time: www.sojust.org
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).
Newcomers always welcomed!
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 builds our individual capacity to
make a difference in the world.

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

SoJust's Co-Founder, Robbie Samuels, who is well known for his schmoozing
skills, is this month's facilitator.
Art of the Schmooze
Forming and cultivating relationships is at the heart of any successful
fundraising campaign, volunteer drive, committee effort or community
building activity. This workshop will give you the confidence to pursue
your personal goals - from the importance of shaking hands and making eye
contact, to tips on the best opening line and how to exit a conversation
gracefully. An amazing side benefit is that you'll learn how to create a
welcoming community space by keeping an eye out for outliers, considering
yourself a host instead of a guest and knowing how to compliment someone
without "othering" them.

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 trainings, including: Art of the Schmooze,
Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking, and Intercultural Awareness,
at www.robbiesamuels.com. <http://www.robbiesamuels.com/>

The NonProfit Centeris located one block from South Station at 89
South Street. The Center is
accessible through the main lobby to people who have restricted physical

Invite friends to the Facebook event. <http://on.fb.me/U6pAAF>

Join the SoJust Facebook group <http://on.fb.me/SoJust>.

On Twitter? Follow @SoJust <http://www.twitter.com/sojust> and SoJust's
Co-Founder @RobbieSamuels <http://www.twitter.com/robbiesamuels>. Don’t
forget to tweet about this event using #sojust!

Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org
SoJust is all about building a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive
community, network and movement in Boston. We're doing it by putting the
SOCIAL back in SOCIAL JUSTICE. We focus on creating welcoming spaces that
foster relationship-building across issue silos.

SoJust isn't a non-profit 501(c)(3) and receives no outside funding. We're
a grassroots volunteer-run member-supported cross-issue progressive
community that's been growing steadily since August 2006. We have 2,200
members, we have hosted 140+ events and we manage an online hub of
progressive events and resources at www.sojust.org. If you've benefited
from this cross-issue progressive network please contribute the suggested
annual membership fee of $25. You may do this
online<http://www.sojust.org/dues/>or at any of our events. Thank you
for helping us continue to provide a
space for like-minded progressives of all stripes.

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our Frequently Asked
event photos <http://sojust.org/photos/>!
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