The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) Presents:
Learn How to Network & Fundraise from a Pro
March 30 • B05 Sage Hall • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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.” The seminar will also cover how to best approach fundraising within diverse communities by highlighting some techniques for building the strong connectors essential to success.
Robbie Samuels has extensive community organizing, event logistics and fundraising experience. He is currently the Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), an adjunct professor at Lesley College and co-organizer of Socializing for Justice (www.SoJust.org), a cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in Boston that he co-founded in 2006. He is a Boston World Partnership Connector, New Leaders Council Institute Fellow and has been recognized by ServiceNation, LGBT History Project and The Theater Offensive for his activism. Learn more at: www.RobbieSamuels.com