Grassroots Fundraising Training 2017

Aug 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Type of Event:
Technical Assistance
Event Audience
Is your organization looking for revenue streams that engage, build, and deepen your base of donors and fundraisers? Do you want to raise more unrestricted dollars? Do you want to increase your organization's fundraising capacity?

The NYC Capacity Building Collaborative is offering “From Theory to Practice – Engaging in Grassroots Fundraising Strategies that Work for your Organization and Communities” for community organizing groups. Too often, organizing groups are limited in their fundraising capacity because one staff person is expected to do it all. This series allows participants to explore how to engage stakeholders -- whether they are members, board members, donors, or volunteers -- in grassroots fundraising activities. Each organization that is accepted into the training will be expected to plan and execute a grassroots fundraising event or campaign before the end of the series.

Deadline to apply: July 21, 2017. Space is limited. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the training the week of July 31, 2017. Applicants will be selected based on ability to participate in all sessions, ability to plan and implement a grassroots fundraising strategy, and needs and interests that match the goals and outcomes of the training.

This training is suited for groups who are currently engaging in or want and have the capacity to implement grassroots fundraising strategies into their work. Participants should come ready to roll up their sleeves and put what they learn into practice.

Session Dates (Attendance is Required for all Sessions):
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

In addition, groups will be given up to 2 hours of 1:1 coaching to support the development and implementation of selected strategies. 

Who Should Attend:
Each organization should send at least 2 and at most 3 participants to the training. They can be members, board members, staff, and/or volunteers. We recommend that a decision maker participate to ensure the participants' ability to implement learnings into the organization.

This training is free to grantees of Andrus Family Fund, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Cricket Island Foundation, Daphne Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York Foundation, New York Women's Foundation, North Star Fund, Scherman Foundation, and Stonewall Community Foundation.
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