Future of Nonprofit Fundraising (Mar 6th)


Wednesday, March 6th: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prime Produce
424 W 54th St (between 9th and 10th aves)
New York, NY 10019

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Join us on Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm for The Future of Nonprofit Fundraising, an engaging conversation on the latest trends, strategies and technologies that you can leverage to amplify your fundraising efforts. Whether you are a director, associate, or a founder just getting started, our panelists will cover what you need to know to increase your fundraising results and drive your mission.

What You’ll Learn

  • A deeper understanding of new and foundational tactics you can use to amplify your fundraising efforts
  • Why donor cultivation is important and how to build those relationships
  • Where you can find and utilize the latest fundraising technologies
  • The best tips and strategies when writing grants
  • Career opportunities in nonprofit development and fundraising

About Be Social Change Events

In addition to walking away with a better understanding of how you can make an impact through your career, you’ll also have an opportunity to build your network by connecting with like-minded people from the Be Social Change community.

Healthy + Sustainable Snacks Provided – Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available.
We strive to produce as minimal waste as possible during Be Social Change events – help us by bringing a reusable water bottle to the event.


    • 6:30 – 7:00pm – Networking
    • 7:00 – 7:15pm – Intro + Collaborative Q&A
    • 7:15 – 8:00pm – Panel Discussion
    • 8:00 – 8:30pm – Q&A
    • 8:30 – 9:00pm – Networking


    • Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian, Foundation Center
    • Jamie Feldman, VP of Business Development, Give Lively
    • Lucas Turner, Director of Community Engagement, buildOn


Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian, Foundation Center

Susan Shiroma provides leadership and support for Foundation Center public services for social sector and philanthropy professionals in the New York City metropolitan region. Susan’s achievements since joining the organization in 1995 include directing the national expansion of Foundation Center’s proposal writing seminar program and managing prospect and philanthropy research for over 1,000 nonprofit members of Foundation Center’s historic Associates Program. She is a popular and engaging Foundation Center training expert and public speaker.

Previously, Susan was an associate curator at New York University and adjunct professor of library sciences at St. John’s University and Long Island University. She is former Chair of the Consortium of Foundation Libraries, an affinity group of Council on Foundations. Susan currently serves on the Board of Directors of King Manor Museum in Jamaica, N.Y. and has contributed over a decade of public service and advocacy work on behalf of New York City’s community education councils. She has an M.L.S. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Barnard College.

Jamie Feldman, VP of Business Development, Give Lively

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Lucas Turner, Director of Community Engagement, buildOn

Lucas is driven by purpose and social impact, and his career is fueled by a drive towards being dynamic, while giving back to the world. Working for buildOn, TOMS, charity: water and Krochet Kids International helped Lucas develop a unique skill set. Traveling abroad for a living, working with underserved communities, and living in solidarity with others give Lucas extreme compassion. His social entrepreneurship experiences have taught him the importance of putting impact as the bottom line. All of this led him to a robust career in development, where he credits his fundraising success to having ample on the ground field experience with buildOn.


Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. For as long as Marcos has been working in the social impact space, he has also been building businesses.

Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.

Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles.

Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.


Bowery is growing food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture. Their modern farming company combines the benefits of the best local farms with advances made possible by technology to grow produce you can feel good about eating. BoweryOS, a proprietary software system, uses vision systems, automation technology, and machine learning to monitor plants and all the variables that drive their growth 24/7. Because they control the entire process from seed to store, Bowery farms use zero pesticides, 95% less water, and are 100+ times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture. Bowery produce is currently available at select Whole Foods, Sweetgreen, Dig Inn, and Foragers stores in the Tristate area, and featured on the menus of Tom Colicchio’s New York restaurants Craft and Temple Court. Based in New York City, the company has raised $117.5M from leading investors including GV, General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Temasek, and Almanac.


Founded in 2010, Harmless Harvest is a progressive food & beverage initiative set to demonstrate that ecosystem-based businesses can outcompete the conventional model. By integrating the long term welfare of all its stakeholders – from plant to customer – Harmless Harvest has taken the food and beverage world by storm, rising to the top of the industry in record time.

Harmless Harvest is dedicated to generating positive feedback loops between people and plants. Their vision is a world where nutritious, clean, organic and healthy food and beverages are the standard rather than the exception; where all people involved in the chain of custody are treated with fairness; and the planet is treated harmlessly.



A guild for 21st-century craft promoting slow entrepreneurship and intentional service. Unequal parts cafe, living room, workshop, collaboratory, rooftop garden, and upstate retreat space on a biodynamic farm. Learn more about visiting or renting at http://primeproduce.coop/.


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