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News :: Organizing
Skillshare: Art of the Schmooze
19 Dec 2012
Did you make a New Year's Resolution to find a new job? Make new friends? Just get out more often? Are you afraid you'll get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on January 7th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the NonProfit Center*, 89 South St, Boston.
Did you make a New Year's Resolution to find a new job? Make new friends? Just get out more often? Are you afraid you'll get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on January 7th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the NonProfit Center*, 89 South St, Boston.

Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time: http://www.sojust.org
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).
Newcomers always welcomed!

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We create social spaces that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a Skillshare Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center, which builds our individual capacity to make a difference in the world.

SCHEDULE
6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A


SoJust's Co-Founder, Robbie Samuels, who is well known for his schmoozing skills, is this month's facilitator.

Art of the Schmooze
Forming and cultivating relationships is at the heart of any successful fundraising campaign, volunteer drive, committee effort or community building activity. This workshop will give you the confidence to pursue your personal goals - from the importance of shaking hands and making eye contact, to tips on the best opening line and how to exit a conversation gracefully. An amazing side benefit is that you'll learn how to create a welcoming community space by keeping an eye out for outliers, considering yourself a host instead of a guest and knowing how to compliment someone without "othering" them.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER
Robbie Samuels has extensive community organizing, events logistics and fundraising experience. In 2006 he co-founded Socializing for Justice to build a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in Boston based on the philosophy of abundance. He is the Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). On the side he offers trainings and consultation to non-profit boards, venture capitalists and grassroots organizers. In 2011, Boston City Council named his birthday, September 16, "Robbie Samuels Day". Learn more about his trainings, including: Art of the Schmooze, Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking, Suicide Prevention Training for Community Leaders, at http://www.robbiesamuels.com.


*DIRECTIONS (http://bit.ly/ieXreK) - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is accessible through the main lobby to people who have restricted physical abilities.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
Invite friends to the Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/U6pAAF
Join the SoJust Facebook group: http://on.fb.me/SoJust
On Twitter? Follow @SoJust (http://www.twitter.com/sojust and SoJust's Co-Founder @RobbieSamuels (http://www.twitter.com/robbiesamuels). Don’t forget to tweet about this event using #sojust!
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Socializing for Justice - http://www.sojust.org
SoJust is all about building a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in Boston. We're doing it by putting the SOCIAL back in SOCIAL JUSTICE. We focus on creating welcoming spaces that foster relationship-building across issue silos.

SoJust isn't a non-profit 501(c)(3) and receives no outside funding. We're a grassroots volunteer-run member-supported cross-issue progressive community that's been growing steadily since August 2006. We have 2,200 members, we have hosted 140+ events and we manage an online hub of progressive events and resources at www.sojust.org. If you've benefited from this cross-issue progressive network please contribute the suggested annual membership fee of $25. You may do this online (http://www.sojust.org/dues/) or at any of our events. Thank you for helping us continue to provide a space for like-minded progressives of all stripes.

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions- http://www.sojust.org/messages/boards/thread/3187615- and past event photos- http://www.sojust.org/photos/!
See also:
http://www.sojust.org/events/91542832/

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