THE SUCCESS OF YOUR PROJECT DEPENDS ON THE SUPPORTERS WHO SHOW UP IN THE EARLY STAGES. WE CAN HELP.

 
 
 

APPLY NOW TO GET A FRIENDRAISER FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT, SMALL BUSINESS, IMPACT VENTURE, OR CREATIVE PROJECT!

 
 

Expand your reach • Launch your project •  Engage volunteers • Develop win-win partnerships • Elevate your community reputation • Build a supportive base • Challenge the status quo • Cast vision • Test your ideas

 

 
One of the most refreshing models I have seen. Not only was the space and facilitation safe, it was serious in its purpose, sweet in it’s encouragement, and full of fun in its execution.
— Stephanie Page | Founder, Stories Foundation
 

HOW TO GET STARTED

1. THREE MINUTE APPLICATION

Let us know what you're up to and how your idea makes a difference. Be brief - this is not a grant application. It only takes three minutes!

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2. GET MATCHED

We will match you with a team in our growing network of facilitators. Work together to determine how to meet your goals for the event.

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3. It's FRIENDRAISER TIME!

Collaborate to bring people together who learn about your project so you can make the difference you imagine. 

This is your opportunity to be introduced to the people who will help you achieve your mission and pursue your dream. most people don't put the energy into launching with a supportive base - and it shows months and years down the road.

 
 
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HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY EVENT?

You will work with your host and facilitator to pursue your goals - before, during, and after your event. You will also be given access to an online course that will help you get the most out of your event. The course includes tools and frameworks for inviting your family, friends, network, and community to learn about your project. 

 
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WHY IS THIS PROVIDED FOR FREE?

We've been there. We know what it's like to get a new project off the ground. And we know the importance of supportive relationships, coaching, mentors and (to be honest) just a few encouraging words now and then. So as an experiment we started hosting these events in 2013. When the waiting list got longer, we discovered a few others who wanted to play a role in helping launch non-profits and impact ventures. What's emerging is a network of facilitators who desire to help others on their journey to make the world a better place.  

 
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ABOUT THE "WAITING LIST"

NOTE: To meet the growing demand, we are now training a network of facilitators to plan and host Friendraisers for projects like yours. However, projects are not matched on a first-come, first served bases. Rather, these collaborations are based on shared values, geography, and logistics. We encourage you to apply immediately.

 
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NOT IN YOUR CITY?

Not based in Minneapolis or St. Paul? Contact us about bringing the Friendraiser to your city!