IAP 2020: Writing to Fund Social Change Projects/Community Service

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Individuals and organizations often struggle with the issue of how best to raise funds for social action and community service projects on campus and in the community. 

This workshop reviews different types of fundraising writing, such as grant proposals, crowdsourcing approaches and donation appeal letters. We will distribute a list of relevant local and MIT grant opportunities and examples of effective proposals and review common crowdsourcing approaches. We will discuss things to consider before putting pen to paper to ensure your plans are a good match for community needs.  In addition, we will provide time for participants to work on fundraising plans for their own projects. Bring a laptop and ideas for projects to fund!

Number of Participants: 20 (first-come, first served day of program)

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Events By Interest

IAP (Independent Activities Period)



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