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ProfDev: Fundraising - Getting Past the Fear of Asking

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  • The NonProfit Center

    89 South Street, Boston, MA (map)

    42.351844 -71.057489

  • Price: $15.76 /per person

    Refund policy

  • Do you want (or need) to raise money to support the causes and organizations you care about? Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking on Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

    Fee: $15 advance/$30 door - split with trainer
    Limited space - register ahead of time
    Credit cards accepted online and at the door.
    Newcomers always welcomed!

    Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking
    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."


    Robbie Samuels has been recognized as a networking expert by Inc. and Lifehacker, and profiled in "Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It." Since 2009, his engaging and fun presentations have helped a wide array of audiences increase their networking and fundraising confidence. From[masked], Robbie was Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement at GLAD and coordinated up to 25 fundraisers and donor cultivation events a year. These fundraisers raised nearly one million dollars annually (25% of GLAD's budget). In 2006, he founded Socializing for Justice ( to build a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community and network in Boston. In recognition of his social justice work, Boston City Council named his birthday "Robbie Samuels Day" in 2011. Learn about Robbie and his work at

    6:00-6:30 Socializing -  bring your own dinner
    6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

    DIRECTIONS - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.


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    Socializing for Justice -

    SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly ProfDev Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which provides access to affordable professional development to increase our individual capacity for movement building.

    With over 3000 members and 10+ years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (225+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

    YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

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  • Mark W.
    SoJust ProfDev Coordinator and STAR! (SoJust STARZ Street Team), Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    I’m the Operations Manager at MassEquality, and I volunteer with several local organizations.­... more

  • Robbie S.
    Co-Founder & Co-Organizer, Organizer,
    Event Host

    I'm a professional speaker and consultant specializing in relationship-b­uilding (e.g.... more

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