Money for Our Movements 2010 : A Social Justice Fundraising Conference

(the conference formerly known as Raising Change:

A Social Justice Fundraising Conference)

August 12-13, 2010

Mills College

Oakland, CA


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2010 Keynote Speakers:

Ai-jen Poo, on Fundraising and Organizing with Love: Ai-jen has been organizing immigrant women workers in New York since 1996. She served as the first staff and Lead Organizer for Domestic Workers United, which helped form the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Social Justice Leadership, the Labor Advisory Board at Cornell ILR School, and the editorial board of the New Labor Forum.

Cara Page on Staying Resilient in Tough Times: Lessons from our Movements’ Histories: Cara coordinates the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective, based in Atlanta. As a Black queer artist, organizer and healing arts practitioner living in the South, she works for queer liberation, reproductive justice, environmental and economic justice. She’s on the national board of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, is a co-trainer of the Southerners on New Ground (SONG) Organizing School, and works in partnership with the Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative, SINS INVALID, Project South and the Young Women’s Empowerment Project. She was the national director of the Committee on Women, Population and the Environment and she’s also an alumna of GIFT’s internship program.

Debate on Insider vs. Outsider Strategies

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Debate proposition:  Be it resolved that leaders of social justice organizations should seek every opportunity to suggest, support and field progressive candidates for public office and to work with politicians in order to change the entrenched political power structure from the inside, and to create a critical mass of elected officials who are accountable to a social justice agenda.

Moderated by Libero Della Piana, People Before Profits


Kim Klein (Klein & Roth Consulting)

Mike Roque (Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships)

Rinku Sen (Applied Research Center & Colorlines Magazine)

Abdi Soltani (ACLU of Northern California)

2010 Conference Organizing Committee Volunteers

Nisha Anand, People’s Grocery – Program Committee

Ellen Gurzinsky, WindowBox Coaching and Consulting – Outreach & Communications Committee

Steve Lew, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services – GIFT Board

Mario Lugay, Consultant – Outreach & Communications Committee

Dara Silverman, Consultant – Fundraising Committee