Welcome to <br />Asking with Confidence™ for Fundraisers of Color<br />a part of La Trenza Leadership’s 2010 Teleclass Ser...
Learning Agenda:- My Philosophy - Our Roles as Fundraisers- Identifying some Avoidance Tactics for Asking- Creating a Foun...
My Philosophy in a Nutshell - Our goal is self-determination for our communities, justice and peace.- People of color play...
Because Fundraising is cool…<br />“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.”- Hank Rosso<br /><ul><li>...
Inspire
 Not begging – giving people an opportunity to make a change. Concrete way to take a stand.
Fundraising is not a dirty word.
 Liaison and links of our organizations to the communities and public at large.</li></ul> <br />4<br />
We the People are the Donors<br />5<br />The preceding graph is from the GivingUSA Foundation's 2009 annual report: Giving...
Avoidance Tactics for Asking<br />6<br />
<ul><li>Hiding behind the Internet and Literature
Anything but Fundraising
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Asking with Confidence (TM) for Fundraisers of Color

  1. 1. Welcome to <br />Asking with Confidence™ for Fundraisers of Color<br />a part of La Trenza Leadership’s 2010 Teleclass Series <br />Presented by Felicia Montgomery<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Learning Agenda:- My Philosophy - Our Roles as Fundraisers- Identifying some Avoidance Tactics for Asking- Creating a Foundation for Asking - Road map and plan of action- Conclusions- Q & A <br />2<br />
  3. 3. My Philosophy in a Nutshell - Our goal is self-determination for our communities, justice and peace.- People of color play a very critical role in achieving a just and peaceful society. - We must fully understand this system, otherwise known as the non-profit industrial complex to improve it.- The only way that to achieve justice is if people of color are leading the work. We should represent leadership in NGOs and non-profit organization. - - And, organizations founded and run by people of color should have the tools and resources to thrive.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Because Fundraising is cool…<br />“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.”- Hank Rosso<br /><ul><li> Leadership
  5. 5. Inspire
  6. 6. Not begging – giving people an opportunity to make a change. Concrete way to take a stand.
  7. 7. Fundraising is not a dirty word.
  8. 8. Liaison and links of our organizations to the communities and public at large.</li></ul> <br />4<br />
  9. 9. We the People are the Donors<br />5<br />The preceding graph is from the GivingUSA Foundation's 2009 annual report: Giving USA 2009 The Annual Report for Philanthropy for year 2008, released this year.<br />
  10. 10. Avoidance Tactics for Asking<br />6<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>Hiding behind the Internet and Literature
  12. 12. Anything but Fundraising
  13. 13. Time wasters (email, too much, meetings about meetings, etc)
  14. 14. Filling other needs of the organization
  15. 15. Answering for Potential Donors
  16. 16. We’re in the black – no need
  17. 17. They Said No Once
  18. 18. Understand the 9 meanings of No
  19. 19. Fear of Rejection
  20. 20. Any other number of excuses/reason/diversions… The mind is creative</li></ul>7<br />Avoidance Tactics for Asking<br />
  21. 21. Asking from a Place of Confidence<br />8<br />
  22. 22. Road Map and Plan of Action<br />Hiding behind the Internet?<br /><ul><li>Meet in-person and on the phone. </li></ul>Doing Anything but Fundraising?<br /><ul><li>Disable email, turn off texting.
  23. 23. Eliminate time wasters and non-essential tasks</li></ul>Answering for Potential Donors?<br /><ul><li>Remember to give everyone an opportunity to contribute. Don’t disempower anyone to give. </li></ul>Your org is doing Okay….for now?<br /><ul><li>Don’t let meeting the payroll and immediate program needs get you in a comfortable place
  24. 24. Exceed your goals - Plan for the changes
  25. 25. Use your financial solvency as value proposition. Get investments in the future.</li></ul>Did the Donor Say No?<br /><ul><li>Understand why the donor said no, and re-craft your pitch
  26. 26. Or, break-up gracefully</li></ul>9<br />
  27. 27. 10<br />Other Ways to Get to Asking…<br /><ul><li>Self-check in – Why am I not fundraising?
  28. 28. Journaling
  29. 29. Outside Help
  30. 30. Climb up to the control tower from the tarmac
  31. 31. Role Play
  32. 32. Build a foundation based on your end goal – its not about you. Don’t take things personal. </li></ul>When your personal mission is in alignment with your organization’s and a broader vision for a better world – you’ll find that you’re energized and motivated by an invigorating force. <br />
  33. 33. Final Thoughts…<br />Our race and ethnicity as a fundraiser of color is not a hindrance it’s a huge cultural asset. <br />We have the collective power to heal humanity. We bring a lot to the table rather working in predominately whiter organization, mixed, or people of color led. <br />We can identify and eliminate barriers to asking – thus open up endless possibilities to finance our organizations.<br />11<br />“We should never forget that no Fundraising effort ever succeeds unless one person asks another person for money.” - Andrew D. Parker Jr.<br />
  34. 34. Thank you!Your Feedback is ValuedQuestions/Comments?<br />12<br />Twitter: www.twitter.com/4SocialGood<br />LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/feliciamontgomery<br />Email: fmontgomery56@yahoo.com<br />

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