[act-ma] 3/5 SoJust Skillshare - Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 06:21:44 PST 2013


Hey fellow activists and organizers,

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 PM.

Register at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time.
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).

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

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."

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner

6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A


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

Check out his testimonials<http://www.robbiesamuels.com/p/testimonials.html>-
including this one: "Robbie
leads a great workshop full of practical suggestions that you can start
using right away. Robbie is approachable and a dynamic speaker that
development professionals can learn from. Whether you have been in the
business for 1 year or 15, Robbie offers advice on partnerships,
networking, fundraising, and being passionate about your cause." ~Rose
Fisher, North Shore Medical Center

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


SOCIALIZING FOR JUSTICE <http://www.sojust.org/> <http://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 over 2200
members, we have hosted 150 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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