$20.00 – $185.00
Every successful fundraiser has a variety of tools in their toolbox. To be successful, each tool must be honed to its finest version of itself. The fundraiser – as a person and as a professional – is a key tool that too often is overlooked. In our multicultural world, cultural humility is an essential skill. Whether you segment culture based on race, age, sex, gender, or any other variable, meeting people where they are—being able to tell a compelling story about your cause in ways that resonate with them, their life, their values—is crucial.
Each of us can find a path toward building equitable philanthropy. Through this class, you will identify ways to be a change agent within your nonprofit—with your colleagues and with your Board—by helping to build a mindset that embraces the twin goals of resource development and equitable practices. You will explore how to seek out allies in developing your leadership capabilities and how to use your experience and authority to be an ally for others.
While we all bring historic and systemic biases to what we do and how we do it, fundraisers cannot afford to have those biases seep into their work. You will examine and challenge traditional habits of the nonprofit sector, and then explore how fostering your cultural humility can have a positive impact on your performance as a fundraiser in our multicultural world.
Acknowledging the importance of intentional volunteerism as you move about the nonprofit sector will spark ways to leverage your valuable talents as a fundraising professional to effect equitable change.
Regardless of whether fundraising is your full-time job, an “also and” to your “real” job or part of your volunteer role it is equally important that you, as a key tool in your fundraising strategy, are as finely honed as you can be. This course will start to get you there.