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Innovator's Toolkit: Funding Your Nonprofit Startup

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Whether you're a budding social innovator or a seasoned nonprofit professional, fundraising is a critical activity for the sustainability of your organization. Join Tsai CITY, Dwight Hall, and KNOWNPRENEURS for an interactive workshop where you’ll explore funding models, tailor your pitch, and develop your donor network.  

Every fundraising strategy, just like every organization, is unique. We will ensure that each participant knows how to tailor their approach based on their organization’s mission and objectives. We will also focus on funding models beyond traditional philanthropy and grant writing, including crowd-funding, social impact investments, and partnership support. The goal is for each participant to leave with a clear next step on how they can meet their fundraising goals and create a strategy that will work for them. 


About the speaker, Etana

Etana Solomon is a social impact strategist who is dedicated to creating more equitable and sustainable social change. She leads her own firm focused on developing impact ecosystems that leverage donor networks, private and public sector assets, and mission-driven organizations to create lasting impact.

Before starting her own firm, Etana spent most of her career at Mastercard. She held multiple positions at the company, which included supporting Mastercard’s philanthropic arm – the Center for Inclusive Growth (CFIG). While at CFIG, Etana managed the Business Unit Charitable Support program that deployed millions of dollars in donations to organizations across the world. She also supported the North America Social Impact team through project management, grant support, and metric tracking for key initiatives related to small business, racial equity, and government engagement.

Etana is from New Haven, CT, where she currently resides. She got a B.S. in International Business and Marketing at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and is passionate about the intersection of business and social good.


*Note: this event is hybrid, and if you are attending virtually, information will be shared in the registration email you receive.