Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference 2010

Starting Date: 08-12-2010
Ending Date: 08-13-2010

Mills College
Oakland, California
United States

Join us for the 3rd biennial

Money for Our Movements:

A Social Justice Fundraising Conference

(the conference formerly known as Raising Change: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference)

August 12-13, 2010

Mills College

Oakland, CA

View highlights from GIFT's 2008 conference:

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Be part of this national space to discuss, learn, and share how to resource our movements, and where grassroots fundraising is part of our political vision.

Join us for 40 workshops, 25 facilitated discussions, 60 one-on-one fundraising clinics, 2 keynotes and our popular debate!
2010 Keynote Speakers:

Ai-jen Poo, on Fundraising and Organizing with Love: Ai-jen has been organizing immigrant women workers in New York since 1996. She served as the first staff and Lead Organizer for Domestic Workers United, which helped form the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Social Justice Leadership, the Labor Advisory Board at Cornell ILR School, and the editorial board of the New Labor Forum.

Cara Page on Staying Resilient in Tough Times: Lessons from our Movements' Histories: Cara coordinates the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective, based in Atlanta. As a Black queer artist, organizer and healing arts practitioner living in the South, she works for queer liberation, reproductive justice, environmental and economic justice. She's on the national board of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, is a co-trainer of the Southerners on New Ground (SONG) Organizing School, and works in partnership with the Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative, SINS INVALID, Project South and the Young Women's Empowerment Project. She was the national director of the Committee on Women, Population and the Environment and she's also an alumna of GIFT's internship program.

Debate on Insider vs. Outsider Strategies

Moderated by Libero Della Piana, Communist Party USA


Kim Klein (Klein & Roth Consulting)

Mike Roque (Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships)

Rinku Sen (Applied Research Center & Colorlines Magazine)

Abdi Soltani (ACLU of Northern California)

Money for Our Movements (August 12-13, 2010 in Oakland, CA ) is the next version of Raising Change: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference, which GIFT (Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training) presented in 2006 and 2008. The conference brings together hundreds of fundraisers, activists, and organizers to share our collective wisdom, skills, and talents and grapple with tough questions:
"How can we raise the money we need to further social justice?"
"How can we take advantage of the political moment to push forward large-scale changes?"
"How can we shift the conversation from institution-building to movement-building, but still mobilize sufficient resources?"

Given the economic crisis and the political moment, the challenge of mobilizing sufficient resources to make change is again at the forefront. The time is right for us to come together to discuss the political implications of funding. It is crucial that we discuss how to raise money in communities of color, immigrant communities, and low-income communities. It is for our survival that we learn and share how to integrate fundraising into organizing and other program work. At the same time, we are helping support the leadership of people of color and young people.

Questions? Contact T. Ayoka Turner, Conference Coordinator
Geographical Scope: National

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