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 necessary, another Detroit is happening.”

We’re putting aside our differences to think together about the kind of world we want to help build, and to transform and deepen our relationships to each other so we can help build it more effectively.

Just like in fundraising, at the heart of organizing for change is building relationships.

If you’ll be in Detroit and would like to build with GIFT, please come to our workshop All Money and Power to the People: Using Grassroots Fundraising to Fund Our Liberation. It’s facilitated by Sha Grogan-Brown (former development director at the Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador and the development coordinator of the US Social Forum), Jerrilyn Page (GIFT internship alumna and director of sustainability at the Colorado Anti-Violence Program), and GIFT staff members Priscilla Hung and me (Manish Vaidya). Join us Friday, June 25th from 1pm-5pm in Cobo Hall room D3-20.

If you can’t make it to our workshop or want more great strategies for fundraising in these times, come to GIFT’s Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference! We’ll have 40 workshops, transformative keynote speakers, one-on-one consulting clinics, caucuses, facilitated discussions, special sessions, and our popular debate, all grounded in the current political and economic moment with an eye toward the road ahead…because we can’t raise change till we embrace it!

We just extended our early bird deadline to June 18th; so register now to get the cheaper $150 rate. It even includes lunch on both days!

Check out our list of workshop topics, keynote speakers, panelists for our popular and provocative debate, and the conference schedule, and register now!