Author Archives: jennifer

#MeToo & the Culture of Fundraising

Unequal power dynamics between givers and askers can often lead to inappropriate behaviors. Priscilla Hung shares stories of when “strategic intimacy” has gone awry, and offers transformative practices that can guard against the pernicious aspects of the culture of fundraising.

Queering the Land: How Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color Are Fundraising for Land Justice

From the March-April 2018 Grassroots Fundraising Journal

Grassroots Fundraising Resource Packs

Hook up groups you love with GIFT’s new resource bundles!

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act & You

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is one of the most awful pieces of legislation ever passed. The main reason is that because it so dramatically widens an already obscene gap between rich and poor.

Growing Donor Organizers Through Giving Projects: Four Years Later

Since we first shared about Social Justice Fund Northwest’s Giving Projects in 2014, the model has been embraced by the Giving Project Learning Community, transforming the philanthropic approach of the six participating funders. Read how the model has evolved over time, and the particular impact it’s had through engaging people of color as donor organizers.

Just released! Sustaining Grassroots Social Justice Organizations in California’s Latinx Communities

Learn what values and priorities inform the fundraising efforts of social justice groups in California’s Latinx communities, and the successes and barriers they’re experiencing in sustaining their organizations and the broader social justice movements of which they are a part.

Anonymous Donors

Dear Kim, I am the ED of a medium sized organization (budget just over $3 million). We raise $1 million from government (we hope that continues), $1 million from fees and rentals, varying amounts from foundations and about $600,000 from individuals. I recently solicited and got a gift of $50,000 but the person made me […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Texting Donors

Dear Kim, I am wondering about texting our current and lapsed donors to ask for money? We have a donor base that tends to be young and we have lot of phone numbers (sometimes we have a cell number and not a snail mail address). I think this would work well because it is much […]

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Join GIFT in Atlanta July 27-29 for Money for Our Movements! | ¡Por favor acompáñenos el 27-29 de julio en Atlanta!

There’s still time to register! Regular registration is just $325, group ($225) and youth/student ($100) rates also available. You don’t want to miss this year’s event–view the full schedule under “Program” | ¡Inscríbase a DPNM! $325 Admisión regular es $325, precio de grupo es $225, y $100 para estudiantes y los jóvenes (24 y menos).  […]