Money for the Cause: An Introduction to Fundraising for Social Justice & Nonprofit Professionals




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$125 per attendee


OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center
3708 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain
United States



A diverse fundraising portfolio is essential to the financial health of any nonprofit organization. Over-reliance on one funding source or fundraising technique can threaten an organization’s solvency should a major funding source become unavailable due to a downturn in the economy, a donor’s change in funding priorities or other unexpected factors. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the revenue sources that typically comprise a ‘healthy’ fundraising portfolio, techniques and strategies to solicit funds from those sources, and internal mechanisms that nonprofits use to sustain their relationships with funders over the long-term.

Created to address the particular needs and challenges of Social Justice Activists and Nonprofit Professionals seeking to raise funds for grassroots and community based projects,  this 6-hour workshop will 'demystify' the fundraising process and provide participants with practical and easy-to-follow information that can be put to use immediately.  At the end of the workshop participants will be able to: 

- Identify the key components of a healthy fundraising portfolio;

- Identify the most effective strategies for raising and sustaining funds to promote the long-term sustainability of a nonprofit organization;

- Explore how to leverage the internet and social media; 

- Develop systems to manage and track fundraising revenue;

- Understand how to leverage limited resources for the best possible revenue outcomes; and

- Avoid common (and costly) mistakes that could undermine your efforts to grow and diversify revenue.


Muadi B. Dibinga is a life strategist, motivational speaker, and independent consultant with over 30 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector.  As a consultant she provides nonprofit and for-profit companies with the information and resources they need to carry out their work. Her specialties include, but are not limited to: organizational assessments, strategic planning, diversity training and fundraising and development. She is a former Adjunct Professor at Temple University Harrisburgh's International Nonprofit Training & Leadership Program where her recent courses and lectures include: Financial Management; Diversity and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations; and Fundraising without Borders: Proven Strategies to Maximize the Reach and Impact of Your International Fundraising ProgramShe is also a former Adjunct Professor for New York University’s George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising where she taught two courses: Grantwriting Basics and Fundraising Concepts and Practices. 

Who should attend

This training is ideal for social justice workers, nonprofit professionals and community-based and grassroots organizations, and artists/fundraising staff from small arts organizations.

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