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, a welcome dinner, the Rai$ing the Roof party,  and of course, our ever-popular debate.

What inspired me most were the informal conversations, strategy-building and skill-sharing happening between people working on different issues in different parts of the country. Yay for connecting with new and old friends! Our movements are rich and varied; we have so much to teach and learn from each other…and so many relationships to build!

Now it’s your turn. If you attended the conference, what inspired you?

Please post your comment below.

2 Comments to 8.27 Money For Our Movements: Share Your Thoughts

  1. August 31, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    I had the good fortunate of attending this phenomenal conference on a scholarship. It was transforming in so many ways. First, the quality and content of the entire conference was fun, educational, informative, intellectually stimulating.

    New relationships were encouraged and supported. The entire conference was designed to be inter-active. The attention to even the smallest detail, spoke love, respect and honor.
    Children were included, all genders and sexual orientations were wlecomed, the diversity of this gathering was part of the many blessings I received from GIFT

    Fianlly, their approach to fundraising is cutting edge, innovative and the answer to funding of this revolution……….stressing movement building and collaborating.

    My heartfelt thanks

  2. September 12, 2010 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    Hi Audrey – Thanks so much for being there and sharing your thoughts. It was so great to meet you, and we look forward to staying connected.

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