MEDIA ACTION GRASSROOTS NETWORK (MAG-NET) WWW.MAG-NET.ORG
MEDIA ACTION GRASSROOTS NETWORK (MAG-NET) WWW.MAG-NET.ORG MAG-Net works at the intersection of media and social change to build a powerful movement for media justice that strengthens, connects, and sustains local to-local media organizing to end racism and poverty with long term community development, movement building, and policy impacts.
SPEED DATING 1.Name, Organization, work that you do 2.How do you raise money for your cause and/or movement
SPEED DATING 1.Name, Organization, work that you do 2.Whats your biggest fundraising challenge?
SPEED DATING 1.Name, Organization, work that you do 2.Pretend the person you are talking to is a potential, give your best 1 minute pitch.
MAG-NET FUNDRAISING Membership Dues Structure Grassroots Action Fund Collaborative Fundraising with our Anchor Organizations Foundation Fundraising Giving Circles
MAG-NET FUNDRAISING Leverage national network to aid local and regional groups Uplift victories and successes Stay true to organizing work, work stands for itself
FUNDRAISING – NEW FORMS AND OLD CAROL AMMONS – URBANA-CHAMPAIGN INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER
OBJECTIVE OF SESSION What is Social Entrepreneurship? How Do We Engage? Revenue & Resources Creativity & Partnerships Bad Word: Bureaucracy
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR Innovative individuals focused on most pressing social problems Persistent and ambitious Offer new ideas for wide-scale change Often possessed by their ideas Committed Visionaries Concerned with practical application
ENGAGE Words Matter: Non-Profit? We have to re-define what it means to do the work that matters. The government call us non- profit, but we need to re- define ourselves. Give Examples, i.e. citizen sector... What do you call yourself?
REVENUE & RESOURCES Partnerships, Affiliate organization, providing a direct service, host community events, traditional grants, collaborations, individual giving
FIND A PLAYGROUND TO BUILD Minor Donor Groups Affinity Fundraising Super Events
BAD WORD = BUREAUCRACY – A SENSE OF POWER OR PRESTIGE BUILT ON HAVING SCREWED OTHER PEOPLE GOOD WORD = BEST PRACTICES – A TERM USED TO DESCRIBE A SOLUTION TO A TASK OR PROCESS THAT IS OFTEN REVOLUTIONARY OR UNIQUE Documenting, recording, creating is how we share our work with the world and encourage them through hope to invest in the organization and the people.
BREAK OUT INTO GROUPS 1.What are the biggest takeaways from the presentations? 2.What do you see are the biggest barriers for your work in collaborative fundraising? 3.What are new models or strategies have emerged for you? Think outside the box? 4.What are some next steps you can take back to your organization or work?