Oct 15, 2015-
Oct 15, 2015
08:30AM - 10:30AM
Fundraising Without Freaking Out
The workshop will demystify the process
Event Description

Does the thought of asking donors for contributions to your agency seem like a daunting task? Do you keep putting donor calls at the bottom of your to-do list? Do you feel tongue-tied, awkward, and/or ineffective when you ask donors for money? This highly interactive and pragmatic workshop is designed to get nonprofit board members and staff involved actively in fundraising by showing you how many ways it can be done - and how easy and efficient it can be to ask for money. The workshop will demystify the process, change your attitudes about the nature and value of fundraising, help you overcome your fears, give you the basic tools for successful donor fundraising, and show you how fundraising is based on your own passion for your organization’s mission and goals.

Carol Friedman works to promote thriving, sustainable nonprofits in the areas of fundraising, board development, organizational assessment, conflict resolution, and problem-solving. She has over 35 years of experience in nonprofit management as the former Executive Director of the Dance Palace, a multipurpose nonprofit community center that has become a cherished institution in western Marin County, and where she led a successful 3-year capital campaign that secured funding to purchase land and build a new facility. She is acclaimed for helping organizations develop a clear sense of who they are and how they fit into a community; experienced serving diverse and rapidly changing communities; highly valued for her direct and candid approach to problem solving and communications; proven effective developing personal relationships that enable organizations to thrive; skilled at bringing team members together to overcome organizational challenges; an experienced and accomplished fundraiser and fundraising trainer; committed to delivering high-value, affordable, focused consultation and assistance for community-based nonprofits. Recent consulting clients include Imaginists Theatre Collective, California Center for Cooperative Development, Tomales Bay Youth Center, West Marin Community Services, and Papermill Creek Children’s Corner. She can be reached at or

Fee: $25.00

Contact Information
Name: Jaime Smedes     Email:
Phone: 707-573-3399      Fax: 707-573-3380



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