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Makers Institute Class | Fundraising 101: How to Fund Your Cause – 11/26 (NYC)

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Join Be Social Change ( Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) for our Makers Institute class on Fundraising 101: How to Fund Your Cause with Will von Geldern to learn how to raise money for causes or organizations you believe in.

Whatever your cause, chances are that you will need to do some fundraising in order to accomplish your goals. Fundraising gets a bad rap, but when done correctly it can be a fun, creative endeavor that brings people together around social causes that they believe in. By focusing on both theory and action, this class will give you what you need to get your development operations in order.

In this Makers Institute class we will look at trends in philanthropy, theories surrounding why individuals give, and case studies from a variety of successful organizations. Whether you are a small organization looking to grow or a more experienced organization looking to formalize a development department, come learn what you need to know to fuel your growth!

What You’ll Learn:
What motivates people to giveHow to identify and engage your supportersSuccessful fundraising models

Who This Class is For:
Anybody who wants to learn how to raise money for causes or organizations they believe in!

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Instructor Bio:

Will von Geldern has worked on fundraising initiatives of a combined more than $10 million for a variety organizations both domestically and abroad. After completing the IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprise in Hyderabad, India, Will recently relocated to NYC to work for a strategic consulting firm that specializes in fundraising and development services. Whether we like it or not, fundraising is the key to success of socially-motivated endeavors, and this class will both teach general theories of fundraising and provide advice on how these theories apply to your social cause.

About The Makers Institute
The Makers Institute ( is the education arm of Be Social Change focused on building a pipeline of entrepreneurial problem-solvers tackling the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.

The Makers Institute serves as a platform for leaders in the social innovation, business, and technology space to share their knowledge and expertise with passionate professionals wanting to engage in work that creates meaning, purpose, and impact. By connecting and leveraging the power of existing human and social capital, The Makes Institute is creating a community of social change starters, makers, and amplifiersbuilding the next generation of careers and organizations that will change the world.

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*Refund Policy: Refunds can be issued in full up to 24 hours prior to the start of the class by contacting Be Social Change. Refunds cannot be processed within 24 hours of a class or once the class has taken place.