This workshop will analyze common fundraising practices — some of which have been deemed best practices — but are rooted in white supremacy and paternalism.
Together, we will reimagine fundraising practices that are rooted in equity and dignity for all God’s people and generate change for our organizations and communities.
Marisa Stubbs: Originally from small-town Mississippi, Marisa considers Washington, DC as her second home. Marisa brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising, youth development, program management, and curriculum development. Outside of a stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa, she has focused primarily on building the capacities of youth and small, community-based organizations. Prior to her current role as Critical Exposure’s Development and Communications Director, Marisa served as Executive Director of Food For Life, a social enterprise and culinary job training program for DC youth that she also founded. Marisa is a member of Christ City Church in Washington, DC, where she served as a founding member of the Elder Board and on the preaching team.
Sarah Carter: Born and raised in California, Sarah and her family made a big move two years ago from San Diego to Jersey City. Sarah currently serves as the New Jersey Executive Director of a faith-based nonprofit, New City Kids. Previously, she was the ED of San Diego based organization UrbanLife, and was on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for 10 years prior to that role. Having been fundraising her entire career, Sarah has experience in personal support raising as well as organizational development. She is passionate about community development work that is equitable and empowering, building diverse teams, sustainable funding models, and healthy organizational systems.