Fighting Abortion Restrictions in a Hostile State: My Experience Testifying at the Texas Legislature
by Katie Hansen MS1 at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin The 2017 legislative session in Texas has been a disheartening one for women and the pro-choice movement. State lawmakers have already proposed 17 bills that would make it more difficult for women to access abortion. On February 15th, I testified at …
Fundraising For MSFC
As a member of MSFC’s Board of Directors, you are required to participate in the organization’s fundraising efforts. Collectively, the Board has been challenged to raise $20,000 in 2016 (this is entirely separate from the expectation that board members collectively contribute $12,000 in personal funds).
Board members are required to either participate in the formal letter writing project (submitting 20 names to be solicited via a letter written and approved by the fundraising committee) OR pursue any other fundraising effort they wish as long as they pursue their alternative strategy with the goal of raising a minimum of $500. You may also do a combination of the formal letter writing project and another fundraising effort of your choice.
Below is a collection of resources, samples, and downloads for those who choose to undertake an alternative fundraising method.
PLEASE REMEMBER: We are here to help and encourage you every step of the way. Have an idea that is not listed here? No problem! We can help you think through how it can work for you and for MSFC.
|Host a Party||Fundraising parties can be as formal or informal as you want. They can be big or small, they can thrown by a committee of hosts or put together solo. Read our party planning kit for ideas and tips.|
Need someone to help design your invites? We can do that!
Feel like your party needs a speaker? MSFC can find you one!
|Party Planning Kit|
Sample Evite using evite.com
Simple Party Invite Sample
|Run a Race||Planning to run a marathon, half-marathon, or 5K this year? Turn it into a fundraiser for MSFC!||Run a Race Fundraising Kit|
Personal Fundraising Page Sample - Crowdrise
Excerpt from Fundraising Letter
|Helpful Links||MSFC's Donation Page: www.msfc.org/donate|
Set up a Personal Donation Page: www.crowdrise.com
Send Electronic Invitations: www.paperlesspost.com or www.evite.com
MSFC Annual Reports and Financial Info
|Downloads||US Abortion Fact Sheet|