Giving

SMU prof says activist groups need to fundraise to survive

Judy Haiven showed activists how they can overcome their fear of asking for money

Long-time activist Judy Haiven wants people to understand the necessity of fundraising, especially for small causes.
Long-time activist Judy Haiven wants people to understand the necessity of fundraising, especially for small causes.   Sindi Skenderi
Long-time activist Judy Haiven showed a group of about 20 people this week how to raise money to fund their causes.

The Saint Mary’s University professor made the presentation at the Halifax Central Library.

Haiven showed people different ways of fundraising money, from running bottle drives and selling Girl Guide cookies to crowdfunding and arranging legacy gifts (leaving money for a cause in a will).

While most people are ashamed to ask for money, she hopes activists will overcome this fear. Haiven says the only way small causes can thrive is to ask for money.