Two RG’ers discuss grassroots fundraising and RG. Re-posted from Theo’s new column at GIFT Exchange, the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training’s blog.
Greetings! This is my first official post to the GIFT blog and I am grateful and excited to be writing here. In this post, I interview Monica Raye Simpson about her experience with the GIFT Internship for people of color.
Monica is a skilled grassroots fundraiser, facilitator, board member, performance artist and mentor. She is Development Coordinator at SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective in Atlanta, GA. SisterSong works to amplify and strengthen the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color to promote reproductive justice through securing human rights. Monica also serves on the board of Resource Generation.
How did you get involved with the GIFT internship?
GIFT reached out to organizations in North Carolina in an effort to further their work in the South. I was excited to have an opportunity to gain more knowledge and gain a support system of mentors in the field. I gained the skills I was looking for as well as a peer network of other fundraisers of color. (more…)