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Saturday, October 29 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rethinking wealth, funding and equity: Aligning your values and your revenue

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As independent news organizations increasingly rely on philanthropy, fundraising and major donors as key revenue sources, it can be difficult to reconcile the need for financial support with the social, political, economic and racial implications of an inequitable wealth structure. This session will help organization leaders rethink their relationship with money and share ideas for how to align fundraising mechanisms with core values. 
Session audience and takeaways:
  • The audience for this session is fundraisers and thought leaders at news organizations who are thinking about their approach to fundraising in the context of inequality.
  • After a discussion of the aspects of wealth that make us uncomfortable, attendees will come away with ideas for reconciling the discomfort and new perspectives of peers who are thinking about the same issues.

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Lisa Heyamoto

LION Publishers
Lisa Heyamoto is director of Teaching & Learning at LION Publishers. She helps independent news organizations reach sustainability by designing training programs, coaching/consulting opportunities and practical resources that help publications become more operationally resilient... Read More →
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Veronica Garcia

Wealth Reclamation Academy of Practitioners
Veronica Garcia was born in Los Angeles and raised on the U.S./Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. She has over 20 years of experience working with social justice groups and has supported hundreds in building their grassroots fundraising capacity. Veronica founded the Paso del Norte... Read More →
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Eden Fineday

Eden is a nehiyaw iskwew (a Cree woman), storyteller and author from the Sweetgrass First Nation in Treaty 6 territory. She joins IndigiNews as Growth & Revenue Aunty and a contributing storyteller, where she writes for the website and a send out each week's newsletter to over 17,000... Read More →
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Mario Lugay

Justice Funders
As Justice Funders’ Senior Innovation Director, Mario Lugay partners with philanthropy and field practitioners to design, pilot and scale both innovation and collective action that advances social movements through the Movement Commons Lab. In 2010, Mario co-founded the New American... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
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