Learn how to Build and Cultivate Relationships with Individual Donors

Dara SilvermanGood fundraising is all about cultivating relationships to build deep connections. In the current economic climate where government and foundation support are growing increasingly competitive, fundraising from individuals is more important than ever.

This two-part interactive workshop with fundraising consultant Dara Silverman is designed to help participants learn how to strengthen and grow their base of individual relationships for themselves, their arts organization, or art project – today and for years to come. Topics include the development cycle, how individual artists fundraise, tracking current and prospective donors, making an individual donor plan and practicing making asks. The first ten individuals to register for both workshops will have the opportunity to create and submit fundraising plans for review by the facilitator during the second session of the workshop.

April 9 from 6-8pm

37-11 35th Ave (entrance on 37th St under the blue awning)
Astoria, NY 11101
M/R train to Steinway St or N/Q train to 36th Ave

Admission $10. Members FREE

RSVP for Part II on Wed, April 9


Dara Silverman is a consultant, organizer and trainer who has worked to build movements for economic, racial and gender justice over the past 20 years. She was the Executive Director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) from 2004-2009. Dara has extensive experience developing and planning campaigns, grassroots and individual donor fundraising, strategic planning, and board development. She is a trainer for the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), and countless individual activists and artists.

2 Responses

  1. Mary says:

    Hi, I’m an independent Brooklyn-based musician and I’ve worked with private donors before. I’d love to attend this workshop, but have performances on both nights. Are there other resources with similar information, like a recording of this/podcast/website/other events?

    Thank you.

    • Zoe says:

      Hi Mary, thanks so much for your interest in our upcoming workshop! We will not be broadcasting a recording of this event, but it may be possible to receive the workshop materials provided by the presenter. If you are interested please email: zoe@queenscouncilarts.org. Our next workshops on Grant Writing to take place on May 14 and June 4 may also be of interest to you. Check back on our website and/or sign up for our newsletter to find out when registration opens!

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