Donor Education

To create an equitable and just society, we need a more fair way of distributing wealth and power. Engaging with donors and fundraising event attendees is a powerful way to further the process of change.

A first step can be to talk to donors about their relationship with money and privilege. Here are some questions you can ask:

  • What is your story with money?
  • What is your relationship with money?
  • How do you feel about class? Race?
  • What kind of legacy or impact do you want to have with your money?
  • What do you care about in the world? How did you come to care about that?
  • What is your capacity to give?
  • I know that some of this is uncomfortable. Can you name that discomfort?
  • How does contributing to CTUL meet your needs? Do you have feedback about CTUL’s work? What excites you? What could we do better?
  • How does it feel to be a donor to CTUL? 
  • Where else do you give to, both organizations and causes? How much? If you had a billion dollars, how would you spend it?
  • Who else do you know that could give?
  • How else can we raise money?
  • What haven’t I asked that you’d like to answer?