Fundraising 101 Workshop

March 21, 2024 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This virtual workshop hosted by Maya Menezes will focus on building practical skills for how to do fundraising to assist the strike effort.

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About the facilitator: Maya Menezes is a climate justice campaigner with over a decade of fundraising experience. She has created fundraising plans for collectives, organizations and non profits on both sides of the medicine line that support both in person and online tools. In her unpaid work, she does abolitionist and land defender solidarity work. Her day-gig is as the senior climate finance organizer at


Collective assessment of where fundraising is currently with local 3903.

  • How many people (and who) are on your current fundraising list
  • How many pieces of contact information do you have for them
  • When did they last donate and how much
  • Where did they come to you from
  • Where are you seeking out new donors
  • Through which mediums (social media, old fundraising lists, other organizations)
  • How much are you asking for generally
  • How are people donating to you?
  • Can they give on their CC? DD? Paypal?

What we’ll do together

  • Map the lists you need to build and how to store them
  • People you’re going to call
  • Organizations to outreach
  • Lefty influencers to outreach
  • Writing copy for fundraising
  • Emails
  • Social media
  • Requests to organizations
  • Make the call sheets + trackers
  • Create a list of symbolic asks
  • Review a conversation structure with a strong ask – practice