In the pursuit of raising money and “changing the world”, traditional philanthropy has caused harm in the communities and to individuals that nonprofits seek to serve. There are actions and orientations that organizations can adopt to drive equity, justice, and belonging through their interactions with communities, staff, and donors.
In this webinar, Rachel will review key findings from a series of reports and offer ways to divest from traditional fundraising practices by adopting and activating an antiracist and systems-change lens. We will explore ways to use data and communication to transform donor education and engagement and, thus, advance the work of these organizations.
Attendees should consider reading the article, Does Your Organization’s Storytelling Perpetuate Harm?
Or reviewing any of the following reports as pre-work before attending this session:   The 2021 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households, Emerging Trends in High Net-Worth Donors: Unlocking Your Fundraising Potential by the Gail Perry Group Philanthropy Always Sounds like Someone Else by Donors of Color, and Donors: Understanding the Future of Individual Giving by Neon One.   Attendees will leave this session with:
• Suggestions to amplify the voices of impacted communities members through storytelling in their organization’s marketing and communications strategy
• How their organizations and professional practices can implement more tenets of community-centric fundraising practices to try to increase donor engagement and gift frequency
• When to say no- because not all donors are the right fit for your organization
Speaker Rachel D’Souza-Siebert
Rachel D’Souza-Siebert is the Founder + Chief Purpose Officer of Gladiator Consulting in St. Louis, Missouri, a boutique consultancy with a holistic approach to nonprofit organizational development. Through Gladiator, she has built the company by combining her experience in resource development and organizational culture with her personal commitment to centering community, seeking justice, and creating belonging for those who have been disenfranchised. Rachel models collaboration from an abundance mindset.
Rachel is the president-elect for the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals St. Louis, the c4 board of LeadMO, and the Community Advisory Board of Nine Network. As a founding member of the Community-Centric Fundraising Speakers Bureau and of the CCF Global Council, Rachel has enjoyed sharing her work with fundraisers and nonprofit professionals across the country.
Host Mary Crogan
Mary has spent more than 20 years in the technology space and has served the needs of nonprofit organizations throughout her career, most notably at Constant Contact and now as the Vice President of Product Marketing at Bloomerang, the complete donor management solution for thousands of small and medium-sized nonprofits. When not working, Mary tends to her flower garden, travels, and enjoys adventures with her dog and family.