Public Programs And Events

Webinar: Foundation Fundraising for People of Color

February 20, 2019, 5:00 PM

Webinar: Foundation Fundraising for People of Color

General Public 

The thought of fundraising can invoke feelings of anxiety and aversion for many, and particularly for people of color who rarely see themselves or their life experiences reflected in philanthropy and on foundation staff. In this webinar, Professor Jesudason will share her experiences, mindsets and best practices from more than 15 years of successful grant writing and philanthropic relationship building.


  • The nuts and bolts of the grant writing process, including important do’s and don’ts
  • How to shift from anxiety and competition in fundraising to a collaborative and learning experience
  • Best practices and systems for success

Dr. Sujatha Jesudason is a Professor of Professional Practice in Management at the New School's Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment.  She has worked at social justice nonprofits for 25 years and been the founder and executive director of three nonprofits in the last 15 years where she raised more than $15 million. Focusing on social movements, innovation, race and power, she teaches classes on leadership, inclusion and belonging, and re-imagining social movements.

This is the first of four scheduled webinars in our Milano Management Lunch and Learn series.  Future webinars in the series will explore:

Mindfulness based leadership development, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Noon EDT
Evaluation Design, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Noon EDT
Pathways to inclusive entrepreneurship, May 8, 2019 at Noon EDT

Presented by the Milano School's Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program at The New School

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