Nonprofit Leaders Conference is a proud sponsor of this important upcoming event on Community-Centric Fundraising!

Introduction to Community-Centric Fundraising

Presenter: Erika Chen & Rakhi Agrawal

Date: Friday, June 11, 2021

Location: Zoom

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $15

1.5 CFRE credits available (pending approval)

Program Description: Community-Centric Fundraising is a fundraising movement that is grounded in equity and social justice. Organizers and practitioners of this movement prioritize the entire community over individual organizations, foster a sense of belonging and interdependence, present our work not as individual transactions but holistically, and encourage mutual support between nonprofits.

In June we will be joined by two members of the Community-Centric Fundraising Leadership, Erika Chen and Rakhi Agrawal. They will lead us through an interactive virtual workshop/session that will introduce the Community-Centric Fundraising movement and the 10 Principles.

Then we’ll hear from a panel of fundraisers from our local community to discuss how they are integrating or might integrate Community-Centric Fundraising principles in their development programs.

Then in smaller groups, we will take a deeper dive into the principles to explore which ones we can begin to implement right away using a group exercise titled 15% Solutions. During this session, we will reveal actions that everyone can do immediately to incorporate Community-Centric Fundraising Principles into their work. We will build momentum and focus on what is within your discretion and you’ll leave with actionable next steps.The goal for this presentation is for everyone to feel energized, motivated, and empowered to take actionable steps to be more community-centric in their everyday work. Together we will build momentum!

Rakhi Agrawal (she/her) is a nonprofit development consultant with The New Philanthropists and a freelance data scientist. She has also joined the Community-Centric Fundraising Leadership Team since the movement launched in July 2020. She is one of the amazing folks who coordinated CCF’s BIPOC Town Hall series – a space where BIPOC fundraising and development professionals can gather to discuss their relationship to fundraising and philanthropy, share successes and struggles, and engage in brave conversation.

Erika Lian Chen (she/her) is a consultant focused on racial equity within nonprofit operations, fundraising, and organizational culture, with an emphasis on inclusion and employee happiness. She is a founding member of the Community-Centric Fundraising movement. She also volunteers her time as the Appeals Chair for the Seattle Human Rights Commission and as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access for AFP Advancement NW.