How to Ask for Money (Without Shame)

Thursday, May 23, 2019
6:00pm 8:00pm

A workshop to help folks raise money - with less shame!

Whether your organization is big or small, at some point you'll likely need to sit down with someone, somewhere, and ask them to invest in your idea, mission, and/or work. 

This workshop is designed to help folks raise more money, with less shame around the ask. Together, we’ll share ideas + activities to help you strengthen your skills and confidence with fundraising, especially individual donor development. We will:

  • Think about / name your networks + who you can ask
  • Review how to make the actual ask
  • Practice making the asks with one another
  • Set personal fundraising goals and timelines 

This workshop is best attended in pairs or small groups from your organization or team (because collaborative brainstorming + fundraising is key). The more folks from the same team who attend the session, the more effective the workshop will be.

Workshops are open to all, emerging to established leaders, board members, non-profits, for-profits, co-ops, and anyone who feels weird asking people for money. Please RSVP in advance as sessions are capped around 15 and tend to fill quickly.

Please Note: If you can't make this workshop, we're happy to explore hosting a session for your team at a date, time, + location that works for you. Happy to take this workshop "on the road" - just let us know if you're interested by contacting us. 

FREE for CultureWorks members. Sliding scale for the public (please see below).

The cost for these workshops will be on a sliding scale basis. We recognize that this kind of learning experience is often cost prohibitive for individuals, particularly people of color, low-income/low-asset individuals, and those from grassroots and small organizations.

Please find a cost that works for you. If you can afford to pay at the high end of the scale, please do!

CultureWorks is committed to providing accessible programs, events, and services. Our space is wheelchair accessible with a gender-neutral, accessible bathroom. Please contact us via the email link below regarding additional accommodations - and we’ll do our best to assist.

More info + RSVP here: