[act-ma] This Monday, 3/7 Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking (SoJust ProfDev)

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 05:18:52 PST 2016

*Upcoming ProfDevs:* Mon. 4/4 Using LinkedIn to Build Your Professional
Network <http://www.meetup.com/sojust-tm/events/229048639/>& Mon. 5/2 Art
of the Schmooze <http://www.meetup.com/sojust-tm/events/229340438/>

*This Monday,* 3/7 Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking
<http://www.meetup.com/sojust-tm/events/228140095/> ProfDev 6:00-8:30pm at
The NonProfit Center by South Station.

*Fee:* $15 advance/$30 door is split with the trainer.
*Limited space - register ahead of time: *www.sojust.org
Credit cards accepted online and at the door.
*Newcomers always welcomed!*

Do you want (or need) to raise money to support the causes and
organizations you care about?

*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 been recognized as a networking expert by "Inc". and
"Lifehacker", and profiled in "Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough
Idea and Build a Following Around It." Since 2009, his engaging and fun
presentations have helped a wide array of audiences increase their
networking and fundraising confidence. From 2005-2015, Robbie was Senior
Manager of Events and Donor Engagement at GLAD and coordinated up to 25
fundraisers and donor cultivation events a year. These fundraisers raised
nearly one million dollars annually (25% of GLAD's budget).

In 2006, he founded Socializing for Justice (SoJust.org) to build a
cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community and network in Boston. In
2011, in recognition of his social justice work, Boston City Council named
his birthday, September 16, “Robbie Samuels Day”. Learn more about him and
his work at www.robbiesamuels.com.

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Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org
SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common
values but may work on different issues. We host socials that allow for the
possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly ProfDev Series
which provides access to affordable professional development to increase
our individual capacity for movement building.

With over 2900 members and nearly 10 years of creating a diverse
cross-issue community in Boston (215+ events!), 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 have.

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