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Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (Westside)

Muslim Educational Trust 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road

About this event

Produced in Partnership with Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO)

This event is produced in partnership with the Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO). Registration is through the WVDO website. For questions, contact Rachel Sample at [email protected] or 503-274-1977.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration Opens at 1 p.m., Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m.


Muslim Educational Trust
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Tigard, Oregon 97223


$145 WVDO & NAO Members
$240 Nonmembers

*Register by April 14th and save $45 with Early Bird Pricing!

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Event Details

Veronica Garcia, Program Director, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT)

Join us on May 18th for a special 1/2 day conference with presenter Veronica Garcia. Attendees will learn grassroots focused development planning, how to navigate the politics of asking for money, and the art of organizing and fundraising at the same time.

This program is focused on grassroots organizations with smaller budgets, limited staff and individuals from social justice and community-based organizations.

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Event Sponsors:
The Standard
NW Natural
Pacific Continental Bank
JP Morgan Chase & Company

About GIFT

The Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) is a multiracial organization that promotes the connection between fundraising, social justice and movement-building. We believe that how groups are funded is as important to achieving their goals as how the money is spent, and that building community support is central to long-term social change. We provide training, resources and analysis to strengthen organizations, with an emphasis on those focused on social justice and based in communities of color.

GIFT was started in 1996 by the Center for Third World Organizing and the Southern Empowerment Project, two longtime organizing training centers. They believed that grassroots groups working for social change needed an organization to teach fundraising skills and support people of color to be fundraisers. The Grassroots Fundraising Journal was co-founded in 1981 by Kim Klein and Lisa Honig, who saw that most of the resources on nonprofit fundraising are not applicable to grassroots groups, especially those challenging and changing the status quo.

GIFT and the Grassroots Fundraising Journal merged in 2008.