CONTACT: MONIQUE DICARLO
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 N. Madison
Iowa City IA 52242
Fundraising workshop to be offered by UI Women's Center Oct. 26
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- People who work with social service or social justice
organizations can benefit from a day-long workshop offered by the Women's
Resource and Action Center (WRAC) Social Change Training Program at the
University of Iowa. "The Nuts and Bolts of Fundraising" will
be Monday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lucas-Dodge Room of the
Iowa Memorial Union. There is a $50 fee to attend the workshop that is
designed for reluctant or inexperienced fund-raisers who may be volunteers,
professional staff, boards of directors or other individuals that work
with a social service or social justice organization.
Progressive social change depends upon these people having the skills
to access financial resources, says Monique DiCarlo, director of the Women's
Center. The seminar will cover the basic principles of fundraising, raising
money by mail, finding major donors, one-on-one solicitation, and fundraising
management and record-keeping. DiCarlo notes that 85 percent of all charitable
funds come from individual donors, not from foundations or corporations.
Leading the workshop will be Andy Robinson, author of "Grassroots
Grants: An Activists Guide to Proposal Writing." Robinson is a professional
fundraiser and trainer from Tucson, Ariz. who has worked with a variety
of social change organizations as a grant writer, fundraiser, editor, and
community organizer, raising more than $4 million in grants and donations.
He is a columnist for NonProfit Times and Grassroots Fundraising Journal.
His new book, "Selling Social Change: How to Earn Money from Your
Mission," will be published next year.
For registration and information, contact the Women's Center at (319)
The WRAC Social Change Training Program provides seminars that support
the development of activists and activism, especially feminist activism.