How to Organize a Fund-A-Thon Training
Start: Wednesday, April 07, 2021• 8:00 PM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
It's almost spring, that means the snow is melting, the sun is finally coming out, and it's once again time for the Abortion Access Fund-a-thon for the National Network of Abortion Funds! The NNAF provides grants and support for people who face economic barriers to receive abortion services. 48% of all pregnant people who seek an abortion fall below the poverty line, and many can’t afford one alone. On average, a surgical abortion at ten weeks costs $450. And barriers put up by the anti-choice movement, like waiting periods and clinic closures, mean patients can pay even more.
That’s appalling. And it’s why, for several years, our Socialist Feminist Working Group has organized for the Abortion Access Fund-a-Thon. It’s pretty simple: abortion care is health care, and health care is a right. No one should be denied access.
Last year COVID hit right at the beginning of the Fund-a-thon. Teams had to quickly cancel in-person fundraisers as millions of people lost their jobs. Because of this, DSA was only able to raise a fraction of the money we raised the year before. But COVID has only made it harder and more expensive to access abortion. That's why we need to make sure this year's fundraiser is bigger than ever!
Are you excited to start fundraising, but not sure where to start or how you can be most effective? Join us to hear from seasoned comrades about their experiences with past Fund-a-thons and tips for making your fundraiser a success!