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Next on The Money Couch: Events for Indie Films

Coming up Monday, June 8, at 7:00 PM Pacific Time on my Internet radio show, The Money Couch: Indie Film Edition, I’ll be interviewing film fundraising and house-party guru Morrie Warshawski. We will be talking about “Successful Fundraising Events for Indie Filmmakers.” Sure, you’ve wanted to raise money through an event, but do you know what it will take to make the event a success? Morrie knows.

Morrie Warshawski is a consultant, facilitator and writer who has spent 30 years specializing in the nonprofit sector. His work is characterized by a commitment to the core values of creativity, thoughtfulness, tolerance and transparency. Warshawski works with nonprofits that are having difficulty achieving their goals. He helps them reach their dreams through strategic planning.

Morrie is also the author of Shaking the Money Tree: How To Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video, 2nd Edition and The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party with a Purpose and Raise Money for Your Cause – 2nd Edition.

The Money Couch: Film Edition is hosted on, the site for live Internet radio. You can also stream past episodes of The Money Couch: Film Edition and The Money Couch: Nonprofit Edition online or download free MP3s of past episodes to listen to on your iPod, PDA, or computer.

Come join us on The Money Couch.

Tonight on The Money Couch: James David

Joining me on my Internet radio show, The Money Couch: Nonprofit Edition, is PR expert James David. We’ll be talking about “How Free Press Makes You a Better Fundraiser.” While this is the nonprofit edition of The Money Couch, the tips James shares will be just as applicable to indie filmmakers. The Money Couch “airs” Monday night at 7:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. Click the link to go to, the site which hosts The Money Couch in both editions.

James David is the communications manager for Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties. James has had a multifaceted, diverse career in public relations through his clients at agencies and through his work in house. His past clients have included mobile startups such as Microsoft spin-off Zumobi, Web sites such as as well as publicly traded consumer technology brands such as Sony Electronics. He has also worked in cause marketing for clients such as the Ford Motor Company and Arianna Huffington’s 2000 Shadow Conventions. In terms of in-house experience, he has previously worked as the public relations manager at a publicly-traded social networking company as well as served a communications consultant for Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams’ Office of Communications, beefing up their existing team in the weeks before Y2K, staying on with the office to work on city’s census awareness campaign.

James is always enthusiastic about public relations and sharing his tips, so I know this will be a great show!

“The Money Couch” Offers Filmmakers Online, Downloadable Fundraising Tips

Are you looking for bite-sized tips and real examples of fundraising knowledge in action? Then tune in to The Money Couch: Film Edition on I launched The Money Couch to address filmmakers’ need for fundraising insights and information in short soundbites that can be listened to online or downloaded to a computer for future reference. Some of the recent topics covered on The Money Couch: Film Edition have included “What’s in a Winning Proposal,” “Hella Hot Tips for Individual Donor Fundraising,” “Donor Cultivation for Filmmakers,” and more. Future episodes of the show will feature interesting, knowledgeable guests including those representing funders, sponsors, investors, and filmmakers who are veterans of the fundraising process. If you have a suggested topic for us to cover on The Money Couch: Film Edition, please email me at So tune in, turn on, and raise funds!