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Community Centric Fundraising: A Cohort Workshop Series

May 11 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

CCF: From Principle to Action, A Cohort-Based Workshop Series 

Lead by Michelle Muri | Hosted by Montana Nonprofit Association 

Dates: May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14 | 11:00 AM MTN – 12:30 PM MTN 

This five session workshop series will combine content, peer groups, practice, and dialogue to move you from principle to action in your community centric fundraising. Teams are encouraged to bring multiple members to solidify the learning.  

In addition to session time, participants will be expected to complete additional work throughout the months, with the goal of critically reflecting on current practices, building an action plan, and discussing roadblocks and how to overcome them. Participants will also be invited to meet in small groups between meetings to discuss specific obstacles and solutions. 

You can include up to two team members with your registration.  


  • Small Org Sliding Scale Rate: $350 
    • For those with limited access to resources.
  • MNA Members: $500 
    • For MNA member organizations who can pay a small sum or non-members with limited access to funds.
  • Non-MNA Members: $750 
    • For non-MNA member organizations who can afford a small sum.
  • Supporters + Sustainers: $1,000 
    • For organizations with access to resources.

Scholarships are available, apply here 

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Session Descriptions:  

Session 1: May 11  

Foundational Principles, Racist Roots of Nonprofits and Philanthropy, Our Goals, How We Do This Work, Small Groups   

Michelle will present a brief history of the racist roots of nonprofits and philanthropy. The cohort will share introductions and reasons for participating, name goals, select the principles to focus on and review community-centric fundraising principles.

Session 2: June 8 

Community Centric Fundraising: From Principles to Action  

The second session will be a highly-facilitated ninety minute workshop session where we’ll take on one of the principles chosen by cohort members. We’ll use adult learning and collaboration techniques to work through the principle with group dialogue, thought sharing and resource building on the team. This session will bring a group analysis to one of the principles, as well as group generated possibilities for new strategies and tactical decisions.  

Session 3: July 13  

Community Centric Fundraising: From Principles to Action   

The third session will be another highly-facilitated ninety minute workshop session where we’ll take on another principle chosen by cohort members introducing a new facilitation mode. We’ll use explore resource and building among colleagues in a new facilitation mode, using each other as consultants to break through our challenges. This session will continue to generate possibilities for new strategies and tactical decisions.  

Session 4: August 10  

Hard Conversations in Community Centric Fundraising  

Having had practice in small and large group facilitation – this fourth session will have cohort members practicing difficult conversations. We will use another unique facilitation including an exploration of what Principle 6 means, and careful conversation and role-play based on trust built through small groups.  

Session 5: September 14  

Taking Action – Plan Presentation  

In our final session, we’ll review the modules we have been through together, make time for gratitude and conduct large group discussion, sharing out plans built and actions chosen based on our work together!  

$350 – $1000 Registration price includes up to 2 participants per organization

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