May Members Luncheon

When:  May 13, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM (CT)
Monday, May 13, 2024
11:30am - 1:00pm


Sponsored By:

Program Title: 
     "Community-Centric Fundraising: Turning Theory Into Practice"

The work of fundraising is often rooted in harmful practices, both to our communities of focus and to fundraisers themselves. Implementing DEIA into individual and organizational fundraising practices is one way to mitigate this reality. In this session, Marcus will introduce Community-Centric Fundraising, a philosophy created by BIPOC fundraisers to transform philanthropy and fundraising to center race, equity, and justice. He will give examples of how this is operationalized at Movement Strategy Center, as well as show how you can be "in community" with your supporters and your communities of focus.
Learning objectives, Knowledge domain
  1. Participants will understand the history and philosophy of Community-Centric Fundraising
  2. Participants will understand how they can apply Community-Centric Fundraising and other
  3.  IDEA practices in day-to-day and strategic decision making

Presented By: 

Marcus Cunningham
Director of Institutional Giving | Movement Strategy Center

Marcus is an anti-racist fundraising professional with over ten years of experience in the social sector in Texas and with nationally-based organizations like Movement Strategy Center, New Leaders, and Teaching Trust. He is also an organizer for the Community-Centric Fundraising movement, working to transform philanthropy and center the practice in race, equity, and justice.

Marcus is a native of Dallas, TX, and has a Bachelor’s in management from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He currently lives in El Paso, TX, with his partner, two cats, and one dog.


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