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TI202Raising Small Dollar Donations

Raising Small Dollar Donations

How can you raise hundreds, thousands, or millions of small donations? In this workshop, The Incorruptibles guide you through a simple process by which you can turn every event into an opportunity to inspire generosity from supporters.

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only
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    TI202
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About This Course

How can true representatives of the people compete with corporate-backed candidates? We must become experts at raising hundreds, thousands, or millions of small donations. While many progressive organizations tell you how *not* to raise money ("don't take corporate money"), this workshop gives you details about exactly how you can successfully raise unlimited small dollar donations.

In this workshop, The Incorruptibles guide you through a simple process by which you can turn every event into an opportunity to inspire generosity from supporters. You'll learn what makes a successful fundraising pitch to a group. We'll also focus on a specific type of event, the Continuous Town Hall, that is an excellent way to learn from, educate, and mobilize constituents (to donate or volunteer).

Requirements

In order to take this course, you must have already taken Strategize Your City.

Course Staff

Anna Callahan

Anna Callahan

The Director of The Incorruptibles, Anna Callahan was a software developer before quitting her job to volunteer full-time for the Bernie campaign. She coordinated a group of activists in Berkeley to volunteer for a slate of candidates and ballot measures for the local elections in 2016, almost all of which won. Anna is the primary trainer at The Incorruptibles, facilitating all in-person workshops so far.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I enroll?

If you have already taken Strategize Your City, you should already be enrolled. If you aren't, just let us know via chat, phone, or email. (Hint: if you've signed up with us, you have our chat, phone, and email info.)

Is this course for me?

We believe that everyone needs this information. It is one of the pillars of "incorruptibility", allowing politicians to resist the temptation to take big checks from corrupting political players.

What is the time commitment for organizers? For workshop attendees?

If you sign up as an organizer, you will attend one of our 90-minute trainings on facilitation. After that, you can schedule your workshop at a time that works best for your group. The workshop is two and a half hours.

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