The Strategy and Tactics of Effective Early Stage Fundraising

Join us on Tuesday, December 16th, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Topic: The Strategy and Tactics of Effective Early Stage Fundraising

We are privileged to have Kelly Gaule, Principal of Promus+ Consulting, and Susan Musinsky, Director of Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum serve as panel members in our December 16thpanel discussion on Early Stage Funding.  This session will introduce some of the key considerations of early stage funding.  It will be a moderated panel discussion format, following the below outline.

The Strategy & Tactics of Effective Early Stage Fundraising

  1. The Plan – Choosing a strategic fundraising model. Does it
    matter, and why?
  2. The Funders – How and where to find early stage funders
  3. Making it Happen – Best Practices
  4. The people (staff, volunteers, professionals)
  5. The tools (Foundation Search, Razor’s Edge, etc.)
  6. The process (board participation, donor engagement,
    events, crowd funding, foundations, grant writing, etc.)

Kelly Gaule has over 20 years of experience in fundraising and strategic campaign development. She has raised significant funds for widely varying organizations including the New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC).  Kelly is an instructor for the Urban Leadership Program at Simmons College where she annually teaches a course on nonprofit fundraising.  Prior to starting PROMUS+ Consulting, Kelly was the Development Director and member of the senior management team of the AIDS Action Committee of MA.  Kelly’s full bio can be found on the PROMUS+ website:

Susan Musinsky has a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector.  Since 2005 she has served as the Director of Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum, where she works with investors (individuals and foundations) and Social Innovators to help effectively implement the future of strategic philanthropy in Greater Boston and beyond.  Susan thoroughly enjoys building relationships and bringing innovators and investors together to create collaborative change.  Prior to joining Root Cause, Susan was executive director of the National Conference for Community and Justice’s (NCCJ) Boston office, which grew threefold under her leadership. Susan’s full bio can be found on the Root Cause website:

Below are the links to two articles on non-profit funding which may be helpful.

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