Resources for Organizers: Fundraising Materials
When you ask someone to donate, you are giving them a meaningful way to help stop a fascist America. By giving, a person concretely strengthens RefuseFascism.org’s ability to mobilize the one force that can drive out the Trump/Pence Regime: millions of people in sustained nonviolent protests. By giving, a person makes a commitment about what kind of person they want to be and what kind of world they want to live in – and joins a community fighting for the same. – Orientation and tips here
End of 2018: Donate to Refuse Fascism – a letter you can send
Donate: Uncouth, unfit and unrepentant, Trump and Pence must go!
RefuseFascism.org received this message from a new supporter
Donald Trump is an embarrassment to the people of his country and a caricature to the rest of the world. … encourage all to become involved in the refusefascism.org movement and to spread the Call to Action. I have donated urgently needed funds and call on all of you to contribute generously at refusefascism.org/donate.
Script for fundraisers (Word file updated October 10, 2018)
A direct mailing went out to donors and those who indicated they were interested in donating. Here are the contents of the mailing that organizers can adapt as they reach out to businesses or potential donors/benefit hosts along with phone banking resources. Mailing elements should also be referenced when doing phone banking.
Form for tax deductable donations here
Form for larger tax-deductible donations here
Donating to Refuse Fascism: One of the most critical and meaningful ways for people to refuse to accept a fascist America and the catastrophic horror this would mean for all of humanity
Contributing significant funds to – and joining in raising significant funds for – RefuseFascism.org is one of the most critical and meaningful ways for people to refuse to accept a fascist America and the catastrophic horror this would mean for all of humanity.
The analysis and road forward that has been developed by RefuseFascism.org is unique. It is the only realistic solution to the horrendous danger posed by the Trump/Pence Regime and it speaks to the deep yearnings of many millions in this country who could be mobilized to act to make this real. Where we have been able to reach, people have been impacted by our analysis, moved by our argumentation, and inspired by – and often moved to join in with – our actions. Yet, most in this society still do not know of this organization, so our impact is far short of what is needed and this undermines people’s willingness to step out (or continue to step out) and act in the ways necessary to drive out the regime. What is urgently needed is to be able to project the analysis and mission, the concrete organizing and plans of RefuseFascism.org to millions throughout society – on the campuses, among faith communities, in the media and social media, through advertising, through poster campaigns, stickers, t-shirts and hats, and through a greatly heightened organizing infrastructure.
It is not possible to overestimate the difference it would make if Refuse Fascism had the funds to free up more people to work full-time on spreading and organizing this movement. It is impossible to conceive of a movement that succeeds in drawing forward the millions who hate what this regime is doing to become an unrelenting political force that drives them from office, without RefuseFascism.org becoming qualitatively stronger in many ways. All of this will require serious money – ultimately millions of dollars.
Raising funds is everyone’s responsibility and must be woven into everything we do – from shaking the can while doing outreach, to asking for funds during strategizing meetings, to holding fundraising gatherings, to phone-banking, to seeking out new potential donors (especially people in position to give significant funds). It is essential that we succeed in the $250,000 fundraising campaign now underway, as a first leap in getting to the needed level.