Here are three upcoming workshops in the SF Bay Area that will help you raise money to better your community. Get out your pen and paper — or your iphone — and note the following dates so you can take advantage of these low-cost, high-quality learning and networking opportunities!
1. Apply now! If you need to know how to raise money from individuals for your non-profit then you need to sign up for the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color. This seven month training program is focused on helping nonprofits based in communities of color in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 20th.The Academy is offered by CompassPoint and the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) and begins in October.
The Fundraising Academy helps nonprofits led by people of color that are primarily supported by foundation grants or government funds. Learn how to build a base of supporters from the communities you serve and advocate for. Learn how to shift your approach to fundraising, strengthen your skills, and increase your goals and results. Click here for more information or call (510) 452-4520 x301 and ask to talk with Manish. You can also visit www.grassrootsfundraising.org to find more great information to help grow your fundraising. Tell them Mel and Pearl sent you!
2. Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp. Saturday August 14, 2010 on the UC Berkeley Campus. This one-day boot camp is for people who are concerned about their communities and neighborhoods. The focus of Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp is simple: to connect, motivate and inspire greater community impact. This year’s boot camp has a new community-building focus that will bring together emerging and experienced leaders in the social and nonprofit sectors, aspiring and accomplished social entrepreneurs, professionals and decision makers from government, business and the community building sectors. If you want to learn from and network with people who want to enrich and empower their local communities and neighborhoods then this is the conference for you. To learn more visit www.craigslistfoundation.org or call (415) 278-0404. If you are a student or your organization has a budget of less than $500,000 the cost is just $99.
3. Fifth Annual Nonprofit Management Institute. October 5th – 6th on the Stanford University Campus. Hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This institute will help you figure out how to lead your organization during these challenging times of structural change. The recession has permanently changed the approaches organizations need to take to raise funds; nonprofits have to work with government in new ways; traditional governance models are shifting; and social media has turned communication upside down. This year’s institute will address these important strategic topics and emphasize the new leadership skills needed for managing and growing nonprofit organizations during times of dramatic change. Click here for more information visit or call 703-519-8494.
Don’t be left out! You need to know what it takes to stay afloat and grow. And as always, remember to have a FUNdraising Good Time!