Workshop participants loved Stephanie, her accessible and practical approach, and all of the tips and advice. As for what they would change, it was basically, ‘Longer, please! More Stephanie!’
— Catherine Ludgate, Vancity Community Foundation (Vancouver, Canada)
Stephanie has been extremely responsive to our needs and I feel has gone above and beyond her scope of work with us. I also feel that Stephanie is a very ‘grounded’ consultant. She doesn’t try a one size fits all approach with us, rather she really has taken her time to understand our organization, organizational culture, the reality of our situation and our capacity - and has tailored her technical assistance with all of these facets in mind.
— Liz Brosnan, Christie’s Place
Stephanie Roth  photo credit Susan Freundlich

Stephanie Roth photo credit Susan Freundlich

Stephanie Roth

Stephanie Roth is a trainer, consultant and coach for organizations working for social justice, with a focus on fundraising, board development and meeting facilitation. Stephanie has written widely on the topic of fundraising and organizational development, and is the co-author (with Mimi Ho) of The Accidental Fundraiser: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Money for Your Cause (Jossey-Bass).  She was a co-founder of GIFT (Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training), and was the Editor of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal -- for eleven years.  Stephanie's entire working career has been with nonprofits, as staff member, volunteer and consultant, and she has taught fundraising nationally and internationally.  

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At heart, I’m an activist, and believe in working for social justice. When the people who are most affected by injustice and have the most at stake are engaged, through their actions, their voices, and their money, that’s when the most powerful change happens. I love seeing people go from discomfort, distress and/or disdain about asking for money, to enthusiasm about it. Money isn’t everything but our inability to see it as an important tool for change is part of what’s keeping us all down.
— Stephanie Roth