The Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) is a multiracial organization that promotes the connection between fundraising, social justice and movement-building. We believe that how groups are funded is as important to achieving their goals as how the money is spent, and that building community support is central to long-term social change. We provide training, resources and analysis to strengthen organizations, with an emphasis on those focused on social justice and based in communities of color.
• Social justice organizations are more effective when they have a broad base of individual donors
• The leadership of people of color in fundraising is important for building a strong social justice movement
• Fundraising, program, and organizing need to be integrated so that all staff, board, and volunteers are aware of and involved in all aspects of the work
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- GIFT’s work is supported through subscriptions, sales of our resources, training and program fees, grants, and donations. To keep our programs and resources affordable and accessible to grassroots organizations, we rely on the support of funders and individual donors. Our donors give us gifts of $1 to $10,000, and they are critical to our success.