Virtual Leaders Ummah
Time & Location
About the Event
Connection and community are important now more than ever. With budgets being slashed, we’ve created a brand new way for you to get affordable support and strategy. This program was designed to welcome individuals who prefer informal learning spaces and reduce barriers to access fundraising education for grassroots nonprofit leaders.
What does it mean?
Ummah is the whole of Islam, each member bound to all the others by the special religious ties from which they find meaning. The word itself means simply “community” or “nation.”
Talem works closely with the Muslim faith community and we connected with Muslim nonprofit leaders to develop a space that is welcoming to Black, POC, and Muslim nonprofit leaders who may not feel welcome in traditional nonprofit education spaces; whether due to the nonprofit's work, their identity as a minority ethnic or religious nonprofit leader, or the lack of diversity within the space. Our goal is to use this as a place of shared values at a collective level and embody the ideals of the nonprofit community.
What is it?
The Virtual Ummah is an online community facilitated by Talem’s founder, Rachel Branaman and Saadia Ahmed, founder of Fluff and Logic, LLP. We will welcome a range of special guests from diverse backgrounds who specialize in nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and organizational development.
When is it?
The small group will meet once a month for 1 hour to discuss key topics and share resources, with plenty of opportunities to ask individual questions and trouble-shoot fundraising in the time of COVID19. In addition to this, members will receive worksheets, strategies, and other documents to help navigate the fundraising landscape of the coming months.
Together, we will look at these initial topics:
- Effective Ramadan donor and marketing strategies
- Considering what the virtual environment means for traditional banquets
- Utilizing virtual fundraising tools like Slack, DonorSearch, and Launchgood
- Building donor engagement through stewardship
- Engaging board members in fundraising activities
How much is it?
Talem is offering the Virtual Leaders Ummah for free because we believe educational resources should be accessible to grassroots organizations - many of which are led by Black and POC leaders with limited financial resources for continuing education.
- Quarterly Virtual Ummah progra$300$3000$0