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@SoJust Skillshare: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking

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@SoJust Skillshare: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Time: March 4, 2013 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Third Sector New England
Street: 89 South Street
City/Town: Boston
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Event Type: workshop, skillshare
Organized By: Socializing for Justice
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2013

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Do you want to raise money to support the causes and organizations you care about? Join Socializing for Justice for a Skillshare on Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking

Register at - Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time.
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual capacity for movement building.

We're very excited that Robbie Samuels, co-founder of Socializing for Justice and Art of the Schmooze trainer, is returning to facilitate this training.

Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking
This engaging coaching session focuses on getting past the fear of asking and how to avoid some common mistakes. Learn an easy way to sort through contact lists and build a strong prospect list based on the 3 Cs of fundraising: capacity, connection and commitment. Learn specific language for how to make a strong ask, based on the relationship-building tips shared in Art of the Schmooze, and ten tips that will make your next fundraising plan a success. "If you are afraid to ask for money, kick yourself out of the way and let the cause talk."

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

Robbie Samuels has extensive community organizing, events logistics and fundraising experience. In 2006 he co-founded Socializing for Justice to build a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in Boston based on the philosophy of abundance. He is the Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). On the side he offers trainings and consultation to non-profit boards, venture capitalists and grassroots organizers. In 2011, Boston City Council named his birthday, September 16, "Robbie Samuels Day". Learn more about his networking and fundraising trainings at

Check out his testimonials - including this one: "Robbie leads a great workshop full of practical suggestions that you can start using right away. Robbie is approachable and a dynamic speaker that development professionals can learn from. Whether you have been in the business for 1 year or 15, Robbie offers advice on partnerships, networking, fundraising, and being passionate about your cause." -Rose Fisher, North Shore Medical Center

The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is accessible through the main lobby to people who have restricted physical abilities.

SoJust is all about building a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in Boston. We're doing it by putting the SOCIAL back in SOCIAL JUSTICE.

SoJust isn't a non-profit 501(c)(3) and receives no outside funding. We're a grassroots volunteer-run member-supported cross-issue progressive community that's been growing steadily since August 2006. We have over 2200 members, we have hosted 145+ events and we manage an online hub of progressive events and resources at If you've benefited from this cross-issue progressive network please contribute the suggested annual membership fee of $25. You may do this at, or at any of our events. Thank you for helping us continue to provide a space for like-minded progressives of all stripes.

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