If we’re honest, most of us talk about fundraising as if we’re running after or chasing down new funding. We have to constantly find ways to identify and land new funders and donors. There can be so much effort, and friction involved in that version of fundraising that even thinking about it can be exhausting.
What if, instead, we thought of fundraising as the opposite of chasing? What if we got phone calls from new funders inviting us to apply, or emails from people in our network asking to connect us to people they know that want to know how they can support our work, or invitations to share our work at invitation-only funder convenings . . .
What if you could set up a fundraising system that drew funding to your organization rather than you always having to chase it?
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Speaker Brooke Richie-Babbage
Brooke Richie-Babbage is the host of the Nonprofit Mastermind Podcast, and the founder and CEO of Bending Arc, an organizational design & strategy consultancy through which she works with mission-driven leaders across the country to launch and scale high-impact nonprofits. Brooke has spent 22 years as a nonprofit leader, social entrepreneur, and lawyer at social change organizations throughout the country. She has founded and led multiple successful organizations and social impact initiatives, and served as a member and officer of multiple boards. In addition to her social impact work, Brooke has been a featured speaker, visiting lecturer, and adjunct professor at numerous law and graduate schools, including Harvard, Columbia, NYU, and Fordham, focusing on issues of social entrepreneurship, nonprofit leadership, and community lawyering. Brooke received both her JD and MPP from Harvard and her BA from Yale. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.