Using Community-Centric Fundraising to Advance Your Mission

When:  Oct 10, 2023 from 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM (ET)
Join us for a special professional development workshop, hosted in collaboration with Wayne State University.

Using Community-Centric Fundraising to Advance Your Mission
October 10, 2023
9:30-11 a.m.
Wayne State University Student Center Ballroom

Presenter: Rachel D’Souza, MPPA, Founder + Chief Purpose Officer of Gladiator Consulting

This event is free, but RSVP is required:
For the last few decades, donor-centered fundraising has been the gold standard practice to raise resources in the nonprofit sector. However, despite adopting this philosophy, fundraisers and nonprofits continue to struggle when it comes to funding the work, maintaining donor relationships, and driving necessary change.

The Community-Centric Fundraising (CCF) movement was launched by a group of BIPOC fundraisers who wanted to apply a systems change perspective and an anti-racist approach. Today, many fundraising professionals are curious about the 10 principles of the CCF movement but often don't know where to begin integrating these concepts into their traditional fundraising activities. This session will offer an introduction to CCF along with practical tools, tips and ideas that fundraisers can implement immediately.
Attendees will leave this session with:
  • Ideas for introducing your organization to CCF
  • Ways to cultivate, educate and steward your donors
  • Considerations for enhancing existing fundraising practices such as annual giving, events or special campaigns
  • Practices for introducing CCF to institutional funders
This event is free and open to all nonprofit professionals in the metro Detroit area. Space is limited, so please RSVP to secure your spot. Guest parking is available for $9 (credit card only) in Structures 1 and 2 at Wayne State.
This workshop was made possible by a grant from CASE District V Venture Fund, with additional support from AFP Greater Detroit Chapter and the Wayne State Division of Development and Alumni Affairs.


WSU Student Center Ballroom
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202