Fundraising Therapy: The Inner and Outer Work of Fundraising

Life Together’s December Third Friday Spiritual Activism training focused on doing the inner and outer work necessary to become an effective and spiritually grounded fundraiser. The purpose of the training was not only to help Fellows launch their own fundraising efforts for Life Together (each have a $500 goal for May 2015). It was also meant  to deepen their skills as lifelong activists and ministers who will very likely need to ask for financial support over and over again. In terms of the inner work involved, the training entailed looking at our received ideas about money, considering our potential blocks and misgivings about fundraising, and how to work through such blocks and misgivings. Regarding the outer work, we learned how to make a fundraising ask and create a concrete plan. We also learned about Life Together's funding model and how it informs Fellows' fundraising efforts on behalf of Life Together.