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?