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March-April 2013, Vol. 32 No. 2

Grassroots Fundraising Journal

Innovative Resource Generation

Fuerza Cooperativa: An Innovative Resource Generation Case Study by Julie Miles & Tony Perlstein. Make the Road New York (MRNY) launched community-based financial services for its members in 2010, providing significant benefits to their members while providing the group with a new source of revenue to sustain its organizing work.

The Curriculum Mixtape: Raising Funds while Supporting Youth Movement Building by Dakarai Carter. Learn how Detroit Future Youth Network responded to losing its seed funding by developing a tool that both strengthened their leadership and helped them become less reliant on grants—the Curriculum Mixtape.

Weathering the (Super) Storm: Building Power in the Wake of (Un)Natural Disasters by Helena Wong. Given the history of low-income and communities of color being left out of relief efforts, the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV) knew they needed to take care of their own in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Read how they were able to leverage over 500 volunteers and raise thousands of dollars to serve those in need.

Organizational Assessment: Developing an Earned Income Strategy that Works for You by Andy Robinson. Use this worksheet to determine whether or not your group is ready to develop an earned income strategy.

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What do you think about these articles? What earned income strategies have you had success with?