It’s Not About You, It’s About Us: The Necessary and Sticky Movement Toward Community-Centric Fundraising
Thursday, July 29
Join hosts Mallory Mitchell, interim director of coaching and curriculum at GiveMN, and Kari Aanestad, director of advancement at MCN as they bring to light the heat, nuance, and promise surrounding Community Centric Fundraising (CCF) through a conversation with national and local panelists who are active in the CCF movement.
This plenary session will go deep into the principles of CCF and get curious about fundraising models that de-center the individual and honor the whole of community through practices that are simultaneously rooted in racial and economic justice. With a commitment to frank and bountiful discussion, Mallory and Kari will engage the panelists with questions that address the discomfort and disagreement within the fundraising community about the 'right' way to engage donors.
Starting with the premise that relational work is never done, nor is it isolated from larger social contexts, and discomfort and disagreement are normal parts of paradigm shifts and not inherently unhealthy, panelists will reflect on CCF as moving the nonprofit sector and philanthropy toward equitable and just fundraising practices. Panelists will look to the 10 Principles of Community-Centric Fundraising and how they function and flex at their organizations, provide a view into the tension between the foundational elements of philanthropy and fundraising in the United States with perpetuating capital over people, and respond to what’s on your mind.
Mary Deloiré, director of individual giving, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Anna Rebecca Lopez, founder, AR Lopez Consulting
Cary Walski, owner, Copilot: Web Services for Nonprofits