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Community Centric Fundraising: A Cohort Workshop Series

September 14, 2023 @ 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 

Workshops take place on Zoom

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

*Date CHANGE: Updated to begin in June and run through October

We are incredibly excited to bring you this opportunity to take Community Centric Fundraising principles and turn them into ACTION!

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. 

5 Action-Oriented Sessions:  

Session 1: June 8  

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: July 13

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: August 10  

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: September 14  

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: October 12  

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!  

Who should attend?

Ready to shift your fundraising strategy? Want to connect with others that are motivated to transform our development practices? Need inspiration?

This series is built for nonprofit and development staff that want to take the next step in applying Community Centric Fundraising Principles to their work.

Hosted by MNA but open to all.

Michelle Muri poses in a backyard, wearing cat eye glasses.

Presented by Michelle Muri

of The Ethical Rainmaker

Michelle Shireen Muri is the host of The Ethical Rainmaker podcast, a Co-Founder of Community-Centric Fundraising and founder of Freedom Conspiracy, a small consultant collective bringing values-aligned practices to growth opportunities, with and for communities of color and the npos that serve them. As a co-founder of Community-Centric Fundraising and in collaboration with her clients, Michelle practices community-centric fundraising principles and helps clients align their practices with their values, multiplying their audiences and funding. You can find her work here https://linktr.ee/michelleshireenmuri 

With 19 years of fundraising experience, she’s most interested in how to help our sectors make change more quickly. Michelle is an avid reader, scuba-diver, salsa dancer and karaoke diva when the moment is right. 


Our pricing model is based on a sliding scale – please choose the amount that best matches your organization’s ability to pay.

MNA Member Small Org: $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.

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

Scholarships are available for MNA Members, apply here 

Want to support our scholarship fund? Donate here.

AAP holders get 15% off registration for this cohort.

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

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