Veronica Garcia

Program Director
Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

Veronica Garcia has over 20 years of experience working with social justice nonprofit organizations and community groups on a variety of issues. Veronica is deeply committed to using the power of fundraising as a movement building strategy and has supported numerous community groups and organizations in building their grassroots fundraising capacity.

Before joining the GIFT as Program Director, Veronica was Director of Development at Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center. Veronica also helped launch the Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee and the Paso del Norte OUT Fund in El Paso.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Raising Funds for Racial Justice

Raising funds for your work is key, regardless of the outcomes you seek. Panelists Veronica Garcia (Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training), Aimee Walker (Race Forward), and Brent Swinton (Advancement Project) will offer real-world examples of successful fundraising to support racial justice projects and organizations. Moderated by Maria Smith Dautruche (National Urban League), this interactive breakout session will explore strategies to engage foundation, corporate, and individual donors for racial justice causes and organizations. This session opens with and will refer to recent anecdotal data directly from foundation program officers and others in philanthropy and grantmaking. This session will emphasize attendee participation and will include opportunities for discussion and experimentation with proven fundraising techniques. Participants will be able to use information, tools, and strategies from this session to help define sustainable fund development and fundraising approaches for their own projects and organizations.

Speakers: Maria Dautruche, Veronica Garcia, Aimee Walker, Brent Swinton