virginia-wright-500x500Virginia Wright – Fundraising for Controversial Causes

Fundraising is about good strategy. What is the cause? Who do you think will fund the cause? Why will they fund the cause? What tools are the most appropriate to raising money from those you have identified? Is it realistic to ask this audience for the money you need? The pros and cons of controversial causes. This will be an interactive session. Feel free to bring your fundraising project ideas.

Virginia Wright is working as Development Officer, Northern California, for Compassion & Choices, an education and advocacy non-profit dedicated to improving the way Americans die. Previously she served as the Development Director at the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies. She was the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Symphony and Business Manager for the Global Fund for Women.  As a college student at San Francisco State University she founded the Soviet American Performing Arts Exchange. She has a MBA from Santa Clara University and lives with husband, daughter and cat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She was a professional dancer, and still dances as her spiritual practice.