"I know the loneliness of being poor," Pilar Gonzales once told a reporter. The daughter and granddaughter of migrant farm and factory workers, Ms. Gonzales has always given a significant portion of her often modest income to help day laborers and others in need.
Ms. Gonzales's day job is interim vice president for development at the Global Fund for Women, but she can often be found in the early-morning hours distributing sandwiches, water, or warm gloves (sometimes with a $5 bill tucked inside) to migrant workers near her home in Northern California. She teaches workshops on fund raising and donor relations that emphasize social change, and she has helped raise millions of dollars for social-justice causes.
What has inspired her to give away sometimes up to 50 percent of her income to help those on the margins? What can charity workers learn from her experiences helping the needy? What are the best ways for fund raisers to appeal for money to promote social change?
Join us on Wednesday, September 21, at noon U.S. Eastern time for a live online discussion with Ms. Gonzales about how nonprofits and individuals can effect social change. The discussion is hosted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Bolder Giving, an organization that works with philanthropists.