Money: That's What I Want
Thursday, November 27th
Get That Money.
Let’s be honest: asking friends and family for money to support progressive causes can be painfully awkward. But it’s also essential. Men often enter the political arena with more funds, more support, and more confidence than female candidates. If we want to get more progressive women in office, we need to help fix this resource imbalance.
At this #thebroadroom training, ladies learned how to make the hard ask, how to plan a fundraiser, and how to get that $$$ for the candidates and causes they care about.
Then we put those tools in action as we turn towards the next big hurdle: the 2018 elections.
We tested out our newly honed fundraising skills for Liuba Grechen Shirley, a 2018 Democratic candidate in New York fighting to unseat Republican Peter King. Check her out here: http://liubaforcongress.com/
About the trainers:
As Finance Director for Mayor de Blasio’s 2017 Mayoral re-election campaign, Elana raised over $10 million in the last year and a half, developed a citywide campaign finance plan, and organized hundreds of fundraisers through a developed network of donors. Elana has also served as Senior Advisor in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in New York City, as Senior Aide to the Mayor, and as Compliance Director for the Mayor’s 2013 campaign. Elana is also a co-founder of The Broad Room.
A New York native, Catherine Almonte has worked for the city she loves since graduating from Binghamton University. Most recently she served on Mayor Bill de Blasio's re-election campaign as Deputy Finance Director where she helped raise over $10 million, planned more than 100 fundraising events, and managed various projects.
Previously, she tackled the puzzle of Deputy Director of Scheduling to the Mayor of New York City. Catherine has also served as Special Assistant to the Mayor, Event Coordinator for the Mayor's Office Special Projects and Community Events and Special Assistant to the Director of Appointments.