Category: Money for Our Movements conference

3.31 Solving the Problem of Budget Cuts by Raising More Money

Dear Kim: We have lost a lot of funding in the past two years and have cut out every possible unnecessary expense.  We are now going to cut all professional development which includes conferences and workshops.  The fact is that each member of our staff either has a conference they love to attend, or would […]

3.27 Submit your proposal for 2012 Money for Our Movements

Thank you for offering to serve as a workshop presenter and/or discussion facilitator for Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference.  We are excited to read your proposal! Please submit your proposal no later than March 30th. We know that preparing a workshop proposal takes time and energy, and we appreciate your willingness to […]

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 […]

8.30 Apply by 9/3 for Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color

Want to raise more money? Of course you do. If you’re in the East Bay, California, apply for the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color, co-presented by GIFT and CompassPoint. It’s an intensive, multi-month training that goes deeper into many of the fundraising concepts we discussed at GIFT’s recent Money for Our Movements: A Social […]

8.27 Money For Our Movements: Share Your Thoughts

We did it! On August 12th and 13th, 500 people from 35 U.S. states working on many different social justice issues came together in Oakland for GIFT’s Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference! There was so much to see and experience: 2 keynotes, 40 workshops, 15 facilitated discussions, 60 one-on-one consulting sessions, […]

8.6 Last Day to Register for Money for Our Movements Conference

More than 400 people are coming to Mills College in Oakland, California next week (8/12-8/13) for GIFT’s biannual Money for Our Movements conference. It’s the largest convergence of US-based activists, organizers and fundraisers for social justice. If you’d like to join us but haven’t had a chance to register, do it now! Today is the […]

7.22 What are We Afraid of?

In my direct fundraising and also my fundraising consulting work, the majority of nonprofits that I work with see themselves as social justice groups, and of those, many see themselves as racial justice organizations. The staff, board and member/client base of most of these groups, for obvious reasons, are usually made up of mostly people […]

7.19 Room-Sharing for Money for Our Movements Attendees

Hey there, Money for Our Movements attendees (you’re coming, right?), Let’s do some creative resource-sharing and make movement dollars stretch further: If you’re interested in sharing a room at the downtown Marriott (or elsewhere) while you attend the conference, please leave a comment here.

7.16 Dear Kim: Reminder from Kim

Dear Readers: Don’t forget to sign up for the Money for our Movements Conference August 12-13!  It is a great place to learn with other social justice activists and long time grassroots fundraising experts.  I’ll see you there! Kim

6/11/10: Money for Our Movements and USSF: embracing change

In just 12 days, 25,000 people from across the United States and beyond will converge on Detroit for the United States Social Forum. We work on different issues, come from different regions, hold different identities, and we probably disagree on a lot of things. But we agree that “Another world is possible, another US is […]