Join Wise Fool's FUNdraising Committee

Wise Fool is seeking volunteers from our community who have experience, or an interest, in learning more about nonprofit fundraising, networking, event planning, social justice, and making circus arts accessible to join our Fundraising Committee.

This committee will be lead by Kristen Woods, one of the Board of Directors of the organization! The committee is a coalition of community members led by the Board and will meet monthly over Zoom to develop fundraising strategies, locate and build connections to new donors/funding sources, and organize fundraising events.

We welcome interest from community members of all ages, fields, identities, and access needs!

Meeting Dates

When: 6:30 – 7:30pm on the 4th Monday of every month. Our next meeting dates are May 27 and June 24.

Where: Anywhere – we meet on Zoom!

Who: Wise Fool community members & supporters, along with Wise Fool staff who want to support the organization’s financial success.

Why: Wise Fool needs support from volunteer community members to raise more funds to continue to provide equitable compensation for staff, instructors, and artists while offering high quality, equitable programming to youth and adults in Santa Fe and beyond.

Goals of the Committee

The committee’s initial goals are here, but there is a lot of potential for the committee to do more!

  • Plan and execute one fundraising event or activity a year
  • Raise at least $2500, which can cover scholarships for one session of Afterschool.
  • Research and build a relationship with one major donor/funder connection

Member Expectations

What’s Expected of Volunteer Committee Members:

  • Commit to attending at least six months of monthly meetings
  • An attitude of curiosity to a community of learning and innovation
  • An excitement for sharing Wise Fool’s work with your networks

Member Benefits

What Committee Members Can Expect to Receive from Joining:

  • Learning about nonprofit fundraising
  • The knowledge that YOU are helping to Wise Fool’s financial sustainability and community offerings
  • Access to a community dedicated to learning and uplifting one another
  • Free tickets to Wise Fool Cabarets and shows.


Questions or concerns? Please contact Kristen at

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