Category: Fundraising in communities of color

If You Build It They Will Come: Creating a Culture of Fundraising

Does creating a culture of fundraising seem like an insurmountable task at your organization? Beth Rayfield shows us how we can overcome challenges and get on the path towards greater financial sustainability.

Join GIFT at the 19th Annual Allied Media Conference

Join us in Detroit this June 15-18 as we explore how we can fund, resource and sustain our work and movements in ways that energize us, strengthen our organizing, and build community.

Throwing a Fun, Profitable and Mission-Aligned Event The InterNASHional Food Crawl

Here’s how the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition has grown an event that embraces local immigrant and refugee communities while bringing in thousands of unrestricted dollars to support their work.

GIFT Seeks Strategic Planning Facilitator

GIFT solicits proposals from organizational consultants with experience in strategic planning to facilitate a year-long, organization-wide strategic planning process to culminate with a 5-year plan covering 2018-2022.

How Donors Decide: Lessons From a Year of Exploring Donor Attitudes on Long Island

After a year of working with mystery donors and focus groups on Long Island, Tamara Murray of Wonder: Strategies for Good and Amy Simon of Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, share valuable insights into what makes donors tick.

Navigating Race & Class Dynamics in Fundraising

Learn how Community Coalition in South Los Angeles built internal support for launching their membership program, using “Race Retreats” for staff to explore their relationship with money and overcome their hesitancy to ask their working class Black and Latinx constituents to invest financially in the work.

Resourcing the Movement for Black Lives

William Cordery takes a close look at the role institutional philanthropy has played in supporting the Movement for Black Lives, and how foundations can be more effective partners to social movements.

“I’m not asking for ME…”

Sometimes it seems like everyone has something to say about fundraising. But it’s not often that we get to hear development directors and executive directors offer their most candid thoughts on the challenges and the deep rewards of building resources to drive social change.

Planting Roots for the Migrant Justice Movement in Phoenix

By Caroline Picker. From the July-August 2015 Grassroots Fundraising Journal. Puente Human Rights Movement had outgrown their meeting space. Here’s how they raised $100,000 in six weeks to purchase a building of their own. ON ANY GIVEN MONDAY EVENING, pink streaks from another spectacular Phoenix sunset light up the sky as cars pull into the Puente Human […]

Activating the Social Media Grassroots: Lessons in Cultivating Online Communities

Cayden Mak shares how 18 Million Rising: Activating Asian America effectively uses social media to engage their constituents, building community and resources to support their campaigns.