Here’s some of what you can look forward to at this year’s event:

  • Opening keynote by Allen Kwabena Frimpong, one of the organizers of Black Lives Matter in New York City, and a philanthropic strategist and capacity-builder through his work with Movement NetLab.
     
  • A fun and lively debate on the viability of grassroots fundraising strategies in communities of color. 
     
  • How-to workshops on events, online fundraising, major gifts, and more!

More details coming soon! Please check back frequently and sign up for our eNewsletter to be sent updates as they develop.


We’re currently accepting proposals for workshops, facilitated discussions, caucuses, and strategy sessions for the 2016 conference. Deadline EXTENDED until March 15th–please click here to submit your proposals!

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Here’s a sampling of sessions from 2014:

  • Pump Up Your Board for Fundraising: Getting Your Board Engaged and Energized with Christina Yoon of Yoon Consulting

  • Let’s Stay Together: Create and Sustain Dynamic Fundraising Teams with the Circle Process with Sophia Kizilbash & Johnny Buck of Native Youth Leadership Alliance
  • Four Cornerstones of Major Gifts Fundraising with Paul Jolly of Jump Start Growth
  • Email Marketing to Support Year-Round Online Fundraising with Joleen Ong of NTEN
  • Courageous Conversations for Fundraisers with Miguel Gavaldón
  • Implementing Donor Management Software with Jack Aponte & Jon Goldberg of Palante Tech
  • Almost There: 10 Strategies for Year-End Fundraising with Ari Wohlfeiler of Jewish Voice for Peace & Avi Cummings of Sylvia Rivera Law Project 
  • Creating an Annual Fundraising Plan with Priscilla Hung of Community Partners
  • Fundraising as Self Development with Beth Raps of RAISING CLARITY
  • Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all: Building Power as Youth Fundraisers with Naa Hammond & Fred Ginyard of FIERCE
  • Donor Organizing Through Giving Circles: Social Justice Fund’s Story with Karen Toering and Mijo Lee of Social Justice Fund NW
  • Designing your Crowdfunding Campaign with Erin Barnes & Brandon Whitney of ioby
  • Moving Towards an Integrated Grassroots Fundraising Culture: Data, Tools, and Practices with Alice Aguilar & Tomás Aguilar of Progressive Technology Project
  • Party On! Throwing Awesome House Party Fundraisers with Jeff Pinzino of Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • People of Color Traditions, Strategies & Stories for Our Collective Survival with Naa Hammond of FIERCE & Cara Page of Audre Lorde Project
  • Leading Stellar Trainings for Volunteer Fundraisers with Christa Orth of Wingo, Inc.
  • Meeting Your Goals by Meeting Your Donors with Mary Grace Wolf & Arturo Clark of National People’s Action
  • How We Made Friends Before Facebook with Jackie Kaplan-Perkins
  • Writing Proposals, Understanding Program Officers and Getting Grants: Everything You Wanted to Ask and Were Afraid to Ask with Marjorie Fine
  • Overcoming Fundraising Complacency on Long-Standing Boards of Directors with Gregory Cohen & Sadia Kalam of Cause Effective
  • Savvy and Sustainable Fundraising Strategies for Movement Organizations with Arika Kern & Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz of The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money with Andy Robinson of Andy Robinson Consulting
  • Breaking the Isolation Bubble: How to Talk Back to Foundations with Jeanné Isler & Lisa Ranghelli of National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • Allied Media Projects: Shared Services & Network Building with Jenny Lee & Mike Medow of Allied Media Projects
  • The Lion’s Roar: How Our Stories Shape Movements (and Raise Money) with Pam Pompey & Yee Won Chong
  • Messaging for Fundraising and Movement Building with Tova Perlmutter of Engine of Progress
  • How to Raise $50,000 in Six Weeks with Stephanie Roth & Nancy Otto of Klein & Roth Consulting
  • Membership is Powerful: Building Power and Sustainability Through Dues-Paying Membership with Beth Rayfield of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
  • Collective Resiliency, Sustainability, Donor Organizing & Grassroots Giving with Cara Page of Audre Lorde Project & Theo Yang Copley of Class Action
  • People-Powered Organizations: Building Successful Monthly Sustainer Programs with Allison Budschalow & Kristin Campbell of Media Mobilizing Project
  • Designing for Change: Visual Communications for the Left with Nadia Khastagir of Design Action Collective
  • Hi-Tech Tools for Fundraising and Communication Made Simple with Yee Won Chong
  • Member-Driven Fundraising: Creative Ways to Combine Organizing and Money-Making with Alia Trindle of People First
  • We Tweet, We Like and We Raise Money: How Youth & Young Adults Fundraise and (re)Imagine Our Resources with Laurene Francois of GIFT
  • Matching the Right Team with the Right Fundraising Strategy with Miguel Gavaldón
  • Understanding Constituent Relationship Management Systems with Rebecca Johnson of RoadMap Consulting
  • Making Stronger and Smarter “Asks”: How to Write to be More Influential with Randall Quan of Community Resource Exchange
  • The Exchange Collaborative Fundraising and Resource Sharing Model with Roxanne Anderson of MN Transgender Health Coalition
  • Collective Dollars, Collective Sense: Giving Circles and Models of Cross-Class Philanthropy with Jessie Spector of Resource Generation, Sha Grogan-Brown of Grassroots Global Justice, Rebecca Wisotsky of Trans Justice Funding Project, and Ellen Barry of Criminal Justice Initiative.
  • Authentic Leadership Development & Renewal with Pam Pompey
  • Measuring Your Social Media Efforts with Chris Tuttle of Idealware
  • Planned Giving Made Easy with Stan Yogi of Klein & Roth Consulting
  • Visual Communication: Create Pictures, Videos and Presentations Quickly, Easily and Affordably with Yee Won Chong, Nadia Khastagir of Design Action Collective, and Joleen Ong of NTEN
  • People of Color & Fundraising with Mike Roque of Adobe Consulting
  • Shared Leadership Models: Sharing Power, Decision-Making, and Building Sustainability for the Long-Haul with Ife Kilimanjaro, Ph. D, of East Michigan Environmental Action Council and Ryan Li Dahlstrom of GIFT
  • Nuts and Bolts of Finance in Organizing with Shira Hassan & Karla Mejia of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
  • Off Limits? How Government Funding Can Make Your Social Justice Organization Even Stronger with Jennifer Freedman of CASA de Maryland