[act-ma] Last Chance: 11/1 Tools & Tips for Successful Fundraising Events (SoJust ProfDev)

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 19:20:16 PDT 2016

As we wind down 2016, we wanted to offer you some specific skills to help
you get ready for 2017. In November SoJust's co-founder Robbie Samuels is
sharing his tools and tips for running successful fundraising events and in
December we are bringing back a very popular session on Nonviolent
Communication. Please share this email with your colleagues.

Fee: $15 advance/$30 door
*Limited space - register ahead of time*
* at www.SoJust.org <http://www.sojust.org/>*
*Held at Boston's NonProfit Center by South StationNewcomers always

Ready to move from hosting "friendraisers" to hosting fundraisers? Join
Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev training on Tools and Tips for Successful
Fundraising Events on Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Tools and Tips for Successful Fundraising Events
This training will focus on the choreography and best practices needed to
solicit at an event. You'll learn many different ways to raise money
through events: tickets, sponsorships, on-site ask, live auction, silent
auction, and raffles. To stay on track as you plan and build on past
successes, you'll receive training on how to use an event timeline, event
strategy form, and write an event summary. Participants will receive a
8-page handout filled with resources to help them run their own successful
fundraising event.


Are you tired of conversations that involve aggravation, intimidation and
manipulation? Want to communicate in a way that fosters respect, peace and

Join Socializing for Justice for a *ProfDev introducing Nonviolent
Communication on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00-8:30 PM.* Learn the basic
principles of NVC and a specific communication method that you'll be able
to apply right away!

*Speaking Peace - An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication *Nonviolent
Communication (NVC) is a way of communicating that strengthens our ability
to stay in touch with our humanity and get our needs met, even under
difficult circumstances. Instead of habitual responses, our words become
conscious responses based on a clear awareness of what we are observing,
feeling, and wanting. We are led to express ourselves with honesty and
clarity, while paying respectful and empathic attention to others. Check
out this brief intro video about NVC: https://www.youtube.com/w

Upcoming ProfDevs:
1/3 - Art of the Schmooze
2/7 - Time Management
3/7 - Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking

*Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org <http://www.sojust.org/> *

Since 2006, SoJust has hosted events that draw progressives of all stripes
that share common values but may work on different issues. We run a monthly
ProfDev Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center, which provides access to
affordable professional development to increase our individual capacity for
movement building.

With over 3000 members and 10 years of creating a diverse cross-issue
community in Boston (220+ 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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