East Bay Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color Accepting Applications Now!

CompassPoint and the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) are pleased to announce that they will offer another year of the Fundraising Academy for Communities Color focusing on nonprofits based in communities of color in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties. The deadline to apply for this seven month academy is Friday, August 20th.

The Fundraising Academy helps people of color led nonprofits that are primarily supported by foundation grants or government to build a base of supporters from the communities they serve and advocate for. With the worsening local and state budget crisis, grassroots fundraising is even more important- to raise money and to galvanize advocacy efforts.

The Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color helps individuals and organizations from communities of color to raise the funds they need in a more sustainable way, through diversity of sources and strong relationships with community donors. The academy has been successfully offered four times in the San Francisco Bay Area, and most recently in Los Angeles.  Over 80 organizations have completed the academy and participants consistently report that their experience in the academy has significantly shifted their groups approach, strengthened their skills to raise money from individual donors, and increased their goals and results.

For a complete description of the academy: Academy Program Information

Hear what past participants have to say:  Experiences in the Academy

To apply now or before August 20: Click Here

Thanks to the support of several foundations, the East Bay Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color is 90% subsidized.  If accepted, participating organizations will contribute a participation fee of $500 – $2,000 based on annual operating budget. The academy provides 8 full days of training and peer learning, 15 hours of one on one coaching, and Kim Klein’s new book “Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times and a years subscription to the Grassroots Fundraising Journal.  Please review the academy information and discuss the investment of time and money in this program with key members of your organization before you apply.  Then, seize the moment and apply!

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