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New America Walks Webinar: Building Your Fundraising Leadership Towards Walkable Communities

Webinar Title: “Building Your Fundraising Leadership Towards Walkable Communities”

Date and Time: Monday, July 27th at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern

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About the Webinar

America Walks’ second series of “Walking College” webinars launches July 27th. Designed for the Walking College Fellowship program, and open to a general audience, this webinar focuses on fundraising – one of the biggest challenges for local community change agents.

First, Brighid O’Keane, Walking College Mentor and Interim Director with the Alliance for Biking & Walking, will provide an overview of the following fundraising strategies:

  • Planning for fundraising and financial leadership
  • Anatomy of a winning grant proposal
  • Finding local funding sources
  • Online fundraising
  • Consulting and contracts
  • Earned income
  • Public dollars for walkability
  • Where to start and what’s next?

For each topic, Brighid will provide helpful tips and cautions about mistakes to avoid.

Then, David Weinberger, City Partnerships Director with ioby (“in our back yards”), will describe his organization’s crowd-resource funding strategies. David believes firmly in the power of crowd-sourcing to stimulate meaningful community involvement in urban planning, and create measurable, community-driven change in neighborhoods everywhere.

About the Presenters

O'Keane-PhotoBrighid O’Keane joined the Alliance for Biking & Walking in 2011. After serving as Advocacy Director and Deputy Director, she became Interim Executive Director in April, 2015. In her current role, Brighid manages the Alliance’s programs and operations, cultivates relationships with partners and funders, and works closely with the Board on strategic planning and transition planning. An environmental policy graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder, Brighid has partnered with community organizers in Thailand and worked in Colorado, California, and Alaska on organizational development, facilitation, and popular education. Brighid is also on the board of the Educational Network for Global and Grassroots Exchange (ENGAGE), a network of young organizers that uses experiential tools and collective action to become change agents within larger social movements.

DweinbergerHeadDavid Weinberger is the City Partnerships Director with ioby. The mission of ioby (“in our back yards”) is to make neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable and more fun through crowd-resource funding strategies. In this role, David develops and implements strategies for deliberate, tailored partnerships with city-focused organizations and local governments. Previously, he worked as a New York City Urban Fellow and Project Planner at the NYC Department of Transportation, helping to develop and implement WalkNYC, a citywide pedestrian wayfinding program. David studied public policy and political science at Hunter College, where he focused on sustainable urban development, and has also worked with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the U.S. Department of State, the Democratic National Committee, and PBS.

We are grateful to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Public Health Association, New Jersey Department of Health, and Every Body Walk! Collaborative for sponsoring this program.

To find information about additional America Walks webinars, visit our webinar page.