Good 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
QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
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.