I hope you have enjoyed the winter holiday thus far, and that the New Year kicks off a great 2013. In the spirit of starting anew, I offer a few go-to resources for your fundraising and hell raising needs:
3 Go-To Websites
- The Community Tool Box: The Community Tool Box is a comprehensive source of information on essential skills for building healthy communities and community organizations. If your organization has not yet planned its statewide legislative advocacy/organizing activities for 2013, now is the time (right before the start of Washington’s 2013 Legislative Session) to check out the chapters on social change.
- The Grantsmanship Center: This site offers a variety of free training materials, including webcasts, newsletters, and issue papers. Its publications on getting grants, while not free, are worth every penny they cost.
- Kim Klein and the Commons: I like to read Kim Klein’s blog because it addresses the social, cultural, and/or political context in which community groups and nonprofits fundraise, and inspires me to think critically about how I raise money.
My (recent) blog posts in Op-Ed News and Crosscut – check them out!
- Crosscut: "After Occupy and the election: how to organize for real change"
- Op-Ed News: "Personal Responsibility Deniers, Takers, Moochers, Self-Proclaimed Victims, Welfare Queens, & Public Teat Suckers, Unite!"
For Washington State readers: 12 days until Washington State's 2013 legislative session ~
For your legislators' contact information, visit the Washington State Legislature website.
And finally, my dog, Ramona, having herself a restful holiday...