Check out the amazing program lined up for #mfom16! 


Allen will explore our personal journeys as we strive to change our relationship with capitalism in the U.S. What will it take for us to transform our trauma and release debt and doubt from our lives so we can receive clarity, compassion, and creativity for our movements to thrive abundantly?

  • How-to workshops on events, online fundraising, major gifts and more!


Confirmed Sessions:


  • If You Build it They Will Come: Creating a Culture of Fundraisingwith Beth Rayfield, CHIRLA
  • Making the Ask 101 with Rachel Todd, Clean Air: Organizing for Health and Justice
  • Make a Plan! Creating Informed & Useful Fundraising Plans with Priscilla Hung, Move to End Violence
  • Strategic Space Sharing: Grassroots Collaborations, Displacement and Unforeseen Successes Beyond Tight Budgets with Stephany Ashley, St. James Infirmary; danielle west, TGI Justice Project; & Juliette-Marie Somerset, TAJA’s Coalition
  • From Zero to Sixty: How National People’s Action Built a Strong Individual Giving Program in Two Years with Mary Grace Wolf, Arturo Clark & Gaby Wagener-Sobrero, National Peoples’s Action
  • Designing for Change: Visual Communications for the Left with Nadia Nadia Khastagir & Andrea Salazar, Design Action Collective
  • Surveys and Segments: Building Your Major Donor Strategy with Jack Hui Litster, Interpares
  • Everything You Wanted to Ask and Were Afraid to Ask About Foundations, Proposals and Program Officers with Margie Fine, Consultant
  • We Slay Online: 11 Things You Must Do To Raise Thousands On The Internet with Randall Smith, PowerLabs & Maria Nakae, Forward Together
  • The Board and Fundraising: The Board and Fundraising: Board Members Speak Out with Stephanie Roth, Klein & Roth Consulting; Kathy Martinez, Denver, CO; Dolores Garay, Oakland, CA; & Tova Perlmutter, Detroit, MI
  • Doubling Down: How to Integrate Fundraising into Program Events with Greg Cohen & Ngozi Okaro, Cause Effective
  • Starting A Major Gifts Program for Small and Medium Institutions & Prospecting for Development Officers with Armando Zumaya
  • DIY Screenprinting and Stenciling For the Creative Activist with Jose Dominguez, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
  • Grassroots Accountability While Navigating Civic Funding Sources with Susana Cáceres, El/La Para Trans Latinas & dannielle west, TGI Justice Project
  • The Power of Peer Coaching for Major Gifts Development with Steve Lew, CompassPoint
  • #RealTalk with Major Donors with Sha Grogan-Brown, Grassroots Global Justice & Mac Liman, Resource Generation (Member) & Chinook Fund (Board Member)
  • Team Fundraising: Yes, You Can Raise $25k and more in 5 Days!with Nic Swiercek, Nebraska Appleseed & Nasreen Jilani, 9to5 GA
  • Building Authenticity in the Major Donor Relationship with Tanya Mote, Su Teatro
  • Party On! Throwing Awesome House Party Fundraisers with Jeff Pinzino, Midwest Academy
  • We Got $5 On It: Community Funding Campaigns for Radical Work with Mimi Madrid, Survivors Organizing for Liberation & Cecelia Kluding-Rodriguez, Buried Seedz of Resistance
  • Big-Time Galas for Grassroots Groups: Hosting an Event that Delivers for Your Mission with Harvir Kaur, Brandworkers
  • Powerful, Compelling Appeals—Crafting Your Story To Move Donors with Tova Perlmutter, Engine of Progress (pre-workshop survey:
  • Gutsy Grant Seeking for Grassroots Organizations New to Winning Grants Lauren Steiner & Dana Textoris, Grants Plus; Jocelyn Wong, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights; & Nelson Beckford, St. Luke’s Foundation
  • Planned Giving With Few Resources and Little Time & Planned Giving Troubleshooting Clinic with Stan Yogi, Klein & Roth Consulting
  • BEFORE the Fundraising Event Check List with Jessica de Jesus, Homegrown Events
  • Designing a Successful Fundraising Campaign: It’s About More Than Money with Greta Leach, Nebraska Community Foundation & Karen X. Gomez, Centro Hispano Comunitario de Nebraska
  • An Overview of “Development” with Vivienne Felix, CUNY
  • Millennials of Color & Board Service: Recruiting Young Board Members to Grow Your Organization & Movement with Alicia DeLia, Greater Good Living
  • Raising Funds from Religious Organizations with Richard Male, Richard Male & Associates
  • Beyond Money for Our Movements: Building Grassroots Fundraiser Networks at Home with Jaclyn Barbarow, EV Kids (Earthen Vessels); Angela Pape, MCAN; & Erica Rotman, Bikes Not Bombs
  • How Much Does a Dollar Cost: Putting Your Fundraising Where Your Integrity Is with Jasmine Burnett, Consultant
  • Stronger Together: Creating the Essential ED+DD Partnership with Kris Hayashi, Transgender Law Center & C. Nathan Harris, ACLU Northern California
  • Finding My Voice: Building Relationships through Storytellingwith Greta Leach & Karl Shaddock, Nebraska Community Foundation
  • Understanding Constituent Management Systems with Rebecca Johnson, Consultant
  • Lessons in Individual Fundraising: Organizing White People for Racial Justice with Kristen Brock-Petroshius, Showing Up For Justice (SURJ) & Randall Smith, PowerLabs
  • Speak Theory of Change to Power with Marie Beichert, Grant Helper
  • Major Member Leadership: Training Members as Major Donor Solicitors with Ari Wohlfeiler & Audrey Bruner, Jewish Voice for Peace
  • Building an Effective Board of Directors: Raising Funds and Thinking Strategically with Leah Weiner, Nonprofit Learning Lab
  • Implicit Bias and Your Social Justice Fundraising with Ben Barge, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • Why Should Millennials Care About Giving? With Mitchell Gonzales, Adrián Nava & Amanda Reyes, Latino Community Foundation of Colorado
  • When GoFundMe Doesn’t Cut It: Benevolent Societies for Our Movements with Allen Kwabena Frimpong, Movement NetLab & BLM NYC
  • Black, Indigenous, People of Color Traditions, Strategies, & Stories for Our Collective Survival & Resiliency with Alok Vaid-Menon & Tanya Walker, Audre Lorde Project & Cecelia Kluding-Rodriguez, Buried Seedz of Resistance
  • An Introduction to Popular Education with Jeannette Huezo &  Benjamin Trolio, United for a Fair Economy 
  • Can the Revolution be Funded? with Saif Rahman, Jax Gil & Kendra Hicks, Resist
  • Bright Spots: How Some Social Justice Groups Are Winning in Fundraising with Kim Klein, Klein & Roth Consulting & Steve Lew, CompassPoint
  • Ending the Racial & Gender Wealth Divide: Investing in Trans Women & Gender Non Conforming People of Color with with Alok Vaid-Menon & Tanya Walker, Audre Lorde Project & Janetta Johnson, TGI Justice Project
  • Well, THAT Isn’t Working. Now What? With Nzinga Kone Miller, M+R
  • Putting Your Data to Good Use: Data Viz for the Rest of Us & Telling Great Stories to Advance Your Cause with Heather Yandow, Third Space Studio
  • The Devil in the Details: Prepping Your Web Content Strategy for Fundraising with Tomás Aguilar & Alice Aguilar, Progressive Technology Project
  • Don’t Be a Stranger: Fundraising through Communicationswith Dennis Fischman, Communicate! Consulting
  • Crowdfunding for Social Justice: Strategies & Best Practices with Ethany Uttech, ioby
  • Class Identity in Fundraising with Deme Yuan, Nora Bashir & Ceema Samimi, Chinook Fund
  • How to Get Rich Quick Off the Internet with Shawna Foster & Mayra Evangelista, Padres & Jóvenes Unidos
  • Breadth and Depth: How to Build Your Base and Move Them to Action Online with Randall Smith, PowerLabs
  • Aligning Philanthropy to Social Justice: From Problematic History to Innovative Movement-Building Models with Deme Yuan & Jessica Nelson, Chinook Fund
  • Restructure, Rebuild, Renew: Matching Your Data Management Practices to Your Mission with Nina Deremer, Z2 Systems
  • Mindful Movements: A Mind, Body & Spirit Workout to Improve Mental Clarity & Focus with Diem Jones, Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation
  • More than Money: Building a Strong Membership Base with Rona Fernandez, Klein & Roth Consulting
  • Power in Numbers: Breaking Down Budgets & Financials with Sonia Plata, New Detroit & Nan Jessup, GIFT
  • Mama, Can You Help Me Out? Making the Movement Happen One Penny at a Time in Rural Communities with Justin Garoutte, Conejos Clean Water

 Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, August 12th

7:30-9 a.m. Registration, breakfast, exhibitors

9-10:15 a.m. Welcome & Opening Keynote

10:45-12:45 p.m. Workshop Block I

12:45-2 p.m. Lunch & Break (exhibitors, consulting sessions, networking)

2:15-4:15 p.m. Workshop Block II

5 p.m. Reception

Saturday, August 13th

7:30-9 a.m. Breakfast & exhibitors

9-10:15 a.m. Debate

10:45-12:45 p.m. Workshop Block III

12:45-2 p.m. Lunch & Break (exhibitors, consulting sessions, networking)

2:15-4:15 p.m. Workshop Block IV

5 p.m. Film screening

Sunday, August 14th

7:30-9 a.m. Breakfast & exhibitors

9-11 a.m. Workshop Block V

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Closing Plenary