By Mike Kaiser, Generocity.org
Last Thursday evening, about 100 people packed themselves into the upstairs bar of Smokin’ Betty’s to help celebrate and kickoff the Philly4Philly campaign.
It’s off to a good start. Organizers say they have already met 10% of their goal.
That goal is to register 150 Citizen Philanthropists (or “CPs”) and closely help them raise funds for 150 projects at their 10 nonprofit partners by the end of 2012.
That may seem like a tall order, but one Field Manager Rudy Flesher says they are prepared to take on.
“We are talking to everyone from local leadership and fundraising trainers to tech companies offering training on their tools to make sure that every CP is paired with the skills and training that fits them best. Whether they’re a tech-newbie who needs help tracking prospects and pledges through an online spreadsheet or someone new to philanthropy who wants to fundraise through an event or learn how to make individual asks of their friends and family, we will match them with someone who can teach them that skill,” says Rudy.
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