Speaker Profile

Marjorie Fine

Philanthropic Consultant
Marjorie Fine

Marjorie Fine is a consultant to social justice organizations and grantmakers and is featured in many workshops and conferences on social justice philanthropy and fundraising. Marjorie has written and delivered numerous fundraising workshops with an emphasis on major donor fundraising rooted in the arts of community organizing. Current clients include Four Freedoms Fund, Haas Jr Foundation/Flexible Leadership Award, Anti Trafficking Fund, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, Teachers Unite, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, New Labor, and Equality Florida. She partnered with Grantcraft to produce a guide for funders entitled Funding Community Organizing: Social Change through Civic Participation. With the Center for Community Change, she researched and published Untapped: How Community Organizers Can Develop and Deepen Relationships with Major Donors, a downloadable free manual for organizers and development directors in both English and Spanish. With them, she also co-produced an award-winning book published by Josey-Bass entitled Change Philanthropy: Candid Stories of Foundations Maximizing Results through Social Justice. She was recently interviewed by Inside Philanthropy about fundraising during the COVID 19 epidemic. Marjorie has over twenty years of experience leading grantmaking institutions. She served for more than a decade (1993-2005) as Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, a national faith-based social justice grantmaker. Before her tenure at the Veatch Program, she was Executive Director of the North Star Fund, a public foundation serving the New York City progressive community. She served on the board of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and currently serves on the board of the Center for Constitutional Rights and is chair of the board of the North Star Fund. She is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of SUNY Buffalo, and holds a Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College School of Social Work with a concentration in community organizing and administration. Marjorie believes fundraisers are the unsung heroes of social justice and often repeats the mantra, “fundraising is organizing”. She can be reached at marjoriefine1@gmail.com or 202-302-6818.


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