[act-ma] CORRECTION Re: 3/4 SoJust Skillshare - Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 10:51:39 PST 2013

Apologies for any confusion. This skillshare is on Monday, 3/4.

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Robbie Samuels <send2robbie at gmail.com>wrote:

> *
> 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 4th, 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
> 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."
> 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
> www.robbiesamuels.com.
> 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
> *DIRECTIONS<http://www.nonprofitcenterboston.org/site/c.ddKGIQNuEmG/b.1363373/k.5381/About_Us__Directions.htm>- 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
> abilities.
> ------------------------------
> 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 Questions<http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/3187615>and past
> event photos <http://sojust.org/photos/>!
> *
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