Grassroots fundraising can be a form of Movement Building! Below are resources that you can use to raise money for your participation in the USSF or for your organization’s work.
Feed the Roots
A general flyer you can use to raise money for the US Social Forum, either to support the USSF process or to raise money to get you or your group to Detroit.
How Much It Costs To Attend the USSF 2010
Sample budgets you can use to help plan your fundraising.
Creative FUNdraising Tactics
Examples of fun ways to engage volunteers in grassroots fundraising. Written and illustrated by Sha Grogan-Brown.
Fifty-Three Ways to Raise $1,000 by Kim Klein
Excerpts from You Can Do It: A Volunteer’s Guide to Raising Money For Your Group
Written and illustrated by Vicki Quatmann. Incredibly clear and inspiring popular education workbook on grassroots fundraising. Download the order form or buy the full manual
Why We Fund the US Social Forum
An open letter from Jeff Furman (Ben & Jerry's Foundation), Millie Buchanan (JS Noyes Foundation), and Sarah Christiansen (Solidago Foundation) laying out their reasons for supporting the US Social Forum and encouraging other funders to support as well.
Giving Circles: A Round
By Jessica Hoffman and Irina Contreras. Profiling the participatory, collective-minded and accessible structure of Giving Circles. Published by make/shift feminisms in motion. http://www.makeshiftmag.com/
Grassroots Fundraising Journal
The Grassroots Fundraising Journal, published by Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), provides proven & practical strategies that will increase your income and diversify your sources of funding with special events, direct mail, major donor programs, membership campaigns, and more. Subscribe to the Grassroots Fundraising Journal
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