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

  • Allen Kwabena Frimpong of MovementNetLab and BlackLivesMatter NYC will be delivering our opening keynote address, “The Greatest Gift Movements Can Give: Reparations.” 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?
  • 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!

  • A closing plenary exploring paradigm shifts, new models and out-of-the-box thinking needed to maximize our impact as social justice groups and movements. 


 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


 Confirmed Workshops (partial list):

  • If You Build it They Will Come: Creating a Culture of Fundraising
  • Making the Ask 101
  • Strategic Space Sharing: Grassroots Collaborations, Displacement and Unforeseen Successes Beyond Tight Budgets
  • From Zero to Sixty: How National People’s Action Built a Strong Individual Giving Program in Two Years
  • Designing for Change: Visual Communications for the Left
  • Really Get to Know Your Major Donors
  • Everything You Wanted to Ask and Were Afraid to Ask About Foundations, Proposals and Program Officers
  • We Slay Online: 11 Things You Must Do To Raise Thousands On The Internet
  • The Board and Fundraising: What You Really Need to Know
  • Doubling Down: How to Integrate Fundraising into Program Events
  • DIY Screenprinting and Stenciling For the Creative Activist
  • Grassroots Accountability While Navigating Civic Funding Sources
  • The Power of Peer Coaching for Major Gifts Development
  • #RealTalk with Major Donors