"Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart." ~Rumi
Most of the women we've interviewed on See Jane Do created their careers by following their heart and passion to create social change. Their success was not driven by making money but by making a difference. While many of these women would probably agree that their mission is so important they would do their work for free (and some have) at a certain point they've required financial support.
We've identified women who offer tools and ideas to financially sustain one's passion and invited several of them to lead workshops at the 2nd Annual Passion Into Action Conference. After all, this event is about investing in you and discovering the value you hold in the world.
Top 3 Ways To Fund Your Passion at Passion Into Action
1) Connect with nationally acclaimed organization, The White House Project and participate in their workshop: "Raising Money in Rural Communities." The White House Project is training women across the country to take the lead.
Fundraising in rural communities presents unique challenges and opportunities. Take a look around your community, hear what is working in other communities, and feel supported in making a plan to help you succeed. Learn tips and strategize with others about how to tap into your current networks and look for ways to find and find and tap new resources. Read more about the workshops they are offering here.
2. Learn tools and ideas to help you navigate a career that has meaning and value yet still pays the bills.
The New Prosperity Initiative founders, Lex Schroeder and Jeanne Dasaro have created tools and ideas to help you find rewarding work even in times of widespread change. Jeanne has been featured in O Magazine as one of "Tomorrow's Leaders" and Lex is extraordinary at connecting people and ideas. Read more about this dynamic duo that is traveling from Boston to share their passion.
The New Prosperity Initiative Workshop: "Navigating a Path to a Career in Public Service: A Roadmap for Creating Social Impact"
"In a recession, when major institutions are dramatically changing/failing (and technology is changing the way we work), how do we find jobs we enjoy that also pay the bills?"
This is the big question NPi's workshop, "Navigating a Path to a Career in Public Service," aims to address.
The path to a successful career in public service has never been more confusing. Yet more and more people seek to do work that is ultimately for the public good. Whether we enter the for-profit or nonprofit world or take the leap and become social entrepreneurs, we are stepping into new and different jobs tackling a wide variety of social and environmental problems.
Rooted in the belief that the best career opportunities come through relationships, not job boards, this workshop provides a powerful new framework for taking ownership of one's own unique and often winding career path. In a highly interactive session, participants learn how to identify and communicate their own unique offerings as well as how to establish and cultivate strong work relationships both online and offline. Attendees will be presented with ideas for getting started on the job search or entrepreneurial endeavor, thoughtful tips for moving beyond the roadblocks they will inevitably encounter, and inspiration by way of real life stories. In a quickly-changing world full of new opportunities and possibilities, this workshop is dedicated to helping women begin to find or create meaningful, rewarding work during times of widespread systems change.
3. Identify your Generosity Plan and connect with Raising Change founder, Kathy LeMay.
For fifteen years, Kathy has been a professional social change fundraiser, raising millions of dollars in the fields of women's human rights. She has trained hundreds of groups and organizations in philanthropy and fundraising. She launched Raising Change to help progressive non-profit organizations raise the capital they need to advance social change agendas. Kathy has been featured on Oprah and on the Oxygen Network. In 2009, she wrote "The Generosity Plan" a practical guide to philanthropy. It's an inspiring and empowering how-to on "sharing your time, treasure and talent to shape the world."
We are thrilled that Kathy is participating as a keynote speaker at the conference. Click here to read more about her extraordinary work and story.
Whether you're seeking tools to fund your passion and business, connect with a group of like-minded women to support the good work you're doing, or finding your voice and simplifying your life, we hope you find Passion Into Action to be an investment in your and our collective futures.