Marjorie Fine

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Marjorie Fine is a consultant to social benefit organizations and grantmakers and is featured in many workshops and conferences on social justice philanthropy and fundraising.

Marjorie has written and delivered numerous fundraising workshops with an emphasis on major donor fundraising rooted in the arts of community organizing. Current clients include Four Freedoms Fund, Haas Jr Foundation/Flexible Leadership Award, Anti-Trafficking Fund, National Partnership for New Americans, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Colorado Plateau Foundation, Political Research Associates. American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and the Community Development Project among others.

She partnered with Grantcraft to produce a guide for funders entitled Funding Community Organizing: Social Change through Civic Participation. With the Center for Community Change, she researched and published Untapped: How Community Organizers Can Develop and Deepen Relationships with Major Donors, a downloadable free manual for organizers and development directors in both English and Spanish. With them she also co-produced an award-winning book published by Josey-Bass entitled Change Philanthropy: Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results through Social Justice.

Marjorie has over twenty years of experience leading grantmaking institutions. She served for more than a decade (1993-2005) as Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, a national faith-based social justice grantmaker, and she is a prior executive director of North Star Fund. She has also spearheaded major donor campaigns for her synagogue and delivered winning fundraising pitches for several organizations. She served on the board of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

She is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of SUNY Buffalo and holds a Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College School of Social Work with a concentration in community organizing and administration. Marjorie believes fundraisers are the unsung heroes of social justice and often repeats the mantra, “fundraising is organizing.”

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