Category: Grassroots Fundraising Journal

Giving Days: Making the Most of 24 Hours

After talking with participants of three different giving days—Give to the Max Minnesota, Give BIG Riverside and Give OUT Day—Priscilla Hung shares lessons learned and helps you figure out whether it makes sense for your group to jump in.

Strengthening Relationships with Our Supporters

by Ryan Li Dahlstrom Living in a racialized economic system that values profit over people has a disproportionate impact on marginalized communities (particularly communities of color) who have struggled with poverty for generations. And, with inequitable wealth and resource distribution at its most extreme, we need each other now more than ever. So how can […]

Donor Perspectives on Giving

Read three donor perspectives on giving and learn what we, as fundraisers, can do to better navigate the donor/fundraiser relationship.

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3.12 Fuerza Cooperativa: An Innovative Resource Generation Case Study

From the March-April 2013 Grassroots Fundraising Journal, Innovative Resource Generation. Check out the full issue. by Julie Miles & Tony Perlstein.  Make the Road New York (MRNY) launched community-based financial services for its members in 2010, providing significant benefits to their members while providing the group with a new source of revenue to sustain its […]

1.4 Making Volunteer Fundraising Work for You

From the January-February 2013 Grassroots Fundraising Journal, Expect the Unexpected: Lessons Learned from Successful Special Events. Check out the full issue. Julia Rhee describes how the Asian Pacific American Vagina Monologues production built community through performance. Read how they leveraged volunteer skills and resources to make their event a success. Please use the buttons on […]

11.1 Keynote Speeches from Money for Our Movements 2012

From the November/December 2012 Grassroots Fundraising Journal, Measuring Our Success. Check out the full issue. Read excerpts from the speeches of three inspiring plenary speakers at GIFT’s 2012 Conference. Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, champions the need for social justice organizations to widen our audience. Attica Woodson Scott of the Louisville […]

9.5 My Biggest Mistakes

Check out the full issue here. Read the feature article from the Sep/Oct 2012 Grassroots Fundraising Journal: My Biggest Mistakes Kim Klein shares the three biggest mistakes that she has repeatedly made in her 30+ year career in fundraising, providing important lessons for new and seasoned fundraisers alike.   Please use the buttons on the […]

7.2 “Soy Safista”: Turning Community Ownership into Community Dollars

Read the feature article from the July/Aug 2012 Grassroots Fundraising Journal: Student Action with Farmworkers shares the ins and outs of its successful volunteer-led online fundraising campaign. With 20 volunteers and an online platform, learn how they raise almost $25,000 in just two months. They also share important tips for volunteer fundraisers.

5.1 Networked Fundraising: Raising Money to the Third Degree

Read the feature article from the May/June 2012 issue of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal: Bowl-a-Thons can be great fundraisers. But what happens when you take it to the next level by doing a networked event in multiple cities? A must-read for any organization that has chapters, members, or affiliates in multiple cities.