Category: Community Organizing

Silos are for Farms: How to Make Fundraising a Part of Your Organizing

By Tina Cincotti of Funding Change Consulting. How to continue to develop a culture of fundraising—where fundraising and organizing go hand-in-hand—and reap the results in a far stronger organization.

1.3.13 A New Membership Structure Sustains an Organization

By Theo Yang Copley   The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) is an LGBTQ organization that actively puts into practice a philosophy of grassroots fundraising, drawing from the energies of a strong and engaged membership. SRLP serves multiple needs of low-income and people of color transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex communities in New York City, […]

1.17 Inspiration from the Civil Rights Movement

We welcome guest blogger, Holly Fincke, a fundraiser and fundraising consultant. You can read the full article this post is based on in the Grassroots Fundraising Journal, free if you’re a subscriber or just $3. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday 2011 – A day to remember the leader and the movement that shook the country […]

11.8 “Why Philanthropy Should Welcome the Tea Party” – Huh?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy posted an article last week about Why Philanthropy Should Welcome the Tea Party, causing quite a stir. While many of us would say that civic engagement and mass organizing are positive things – and many of us on the Left have envied the Right’s long-term funding strategy of multi-year general support […]

11.2 Keynote speeches from Money for Our Movements

Feature article from the Nov-Dec 2010 Grassroots Fundraising Journal, Sustaining Social Justice Movements by Ai-jen Poo & Cara Page We opened GIFT’s 2010 Conference with inspiring stories of how we can fund our work collectively. Ai-jen Poo brings lessons from the National Domestic Workers Alliance on how they raised money and built a movement. Cara […]

10.28 Raise more money for community organizing!

Join Margie Fine on Tuesday, November 16th for her webinar with GIFT–Untapped: Developing & Deepening Relationships with Donors for Community Organizing. Just $50-$150 per site (more than one person per site is encouraged!) depending on your group’s budget size. Having a hard time communicating the importance of community organizing to prospective donors and funders? Join […]