The GIFT Conference only happens every other year… where do you get your fundraising recharge time in the meantime?
Heather from the Vermont Workers' Center and I have been thinking about how awesome is would be to convene a retreat for people charged with leading fundraising in social change organizations. Development staff, Executive Directors, even super volunteers. Anyone who is really holding the huge job of managing fundraising efforts for a social change organization with an anti-capitalist bent.
Do you ever feel like there are not many places where you can learn from other fundraisers? We envision a space where a small group of us (10 or less) can explore what it means to raise money in organizations that see capitalism as a root cause of problems for people and the planet. An organization that’s committed to building collective power among those who aren’t wealthy. Can you raise money without compromising your values?
If this piques your interest, please fill out the survey linked below. We are hoping to hold the first retreat in New England this fall and if there's interest/energy hold more around the country!