A Boston Arts-Education Nonprofit Grooms Its Own Fundraisers

A Boston Arts Group Grows Its Own Fundraisers 1

Zumix hired two former Vista volunteers and is helping them learn the skills to be fundraisers.

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Zumix hired two former Vista volunteers and is helping them learn the skills to be fundraisers.

Zumix, a nonprofit that offers arts and music after-school programs to youth in East Boston, couldn’t afford to hire fundraisers with the kind of skills it needs to grow beyond its $1-million budget.

So instead, it’s training its own fundraisers for far less money.

“We have the potential to really expand, but we just don’t have the money to invest in a real development team,” says Madeleine Steczynski, the group’s founder and executive