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How to Raise Money from Individuals

May 14, 2014

Let your passion for the cause be GREATER than your fear to ask for money.  

This webinar will help you address your roadblocks asking for money. Learn how to avoid some common mistakes in fundraising from individuals and learn the facts about who gives away money and who can be asked for a donation. Take away specific language to make a strong ask, which is based on relationship-building and relationships you already have. 

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Laurene Francois

LAURENE FRANCOIS is the Training Director at the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), where she develops grassroots fundraising curriculum for nonprofits and social justice organizations rooted in a fundraising-organizing approach and popular education model. Laurene brings more than five years of experience as a trainer and a fundraiser and is committed to supporting grassroots groups and leaders so they can learn how use their relationships to raise funds effectively and to build and exercise community power. Some of Laurene’s past speaking and training experiences include being a panelist for the Development Executives Roundtable session on cultivation and prospect strategies, co-leading a grassroots fundraising session for people of color at the Brecht Forum and Organizing New York conference, speaking about Legacies of Giving in Communities of Color for the Community Investment Network, and co-leading a day-long grassroots fundraising session at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change conference. She is also a proud board member of San Francisco Women Against Rape.