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New Successes in "Fundraising for Social Change"

A new study commissioned by the Haas Jr. Fund with Kim Klein and Jeanne Bell, (CEO of CompassPoint) has just been released for free online and looks at what the most successful social change nonprofits are doing to beat the odds and what we can learn from them.  

Kim Klein is no stranger to successful fundraising so it was only natural for her to work on the Fundraising Bright Spots report.  For more than 30 years, Klein's book, "Fundraising for Social Change," has been the hands on guide to raising money from individuals with a specific focus on organizations working for change, and it is one of the most widely used books in the field and in university degree programs alike.  

Now the revised and expanded 7th edition continues what has made this book a classic.  It is readable, easy to understand, and able to be applied to almost any nonprofit in need of more money and more donors.

Basing your fundraising strategy on the contributions of individual donors may feel like herding cats but it is the best way for your organization to maintain maximum freedom to pursue your mission.  

Download the Bright Spots report for free by clicking here.  Order Fundraising for Social Change 7th edition - click here.


February 9 and 10, 2017 The Fund for Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA - Kim Klein on Fundraising in These Weird Times

April 20, 2017 Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership, Napa, CA -- Kim Klein on Donor Segmentation

October 22, 2017 to October 24, 2017 Rowe Center, Rowe, MA -  Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times with Kim Klein


This column is published once a month by the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training.  For previous posts go to their website.

The Pros and Cons of Engaging Volunteers in Fundraising

Dear Kim,

For years I have been told that board members and volunteers need to be trained and enlisted in reaching out, meeting with donors, thanking them and asking for support.  I work somewhere that has prioritized that.  But all of that comes with the cost of a lot of staff time.  Some volunteers aren't very good at it with training.  What's the downside of just having staff do that work?


Wondering about Volunteers

Dear Wondering,

Your question is excellent. If we were to make a list of pros and cons of having volunteers engage in fundraising, the con list would include a number of powerful arguments:...

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Preparing for the Trump Administration

Dear Kim,

How bad are things going to get under President Trump and what can we do to prepare?

Sick at Heart

Dear Heart,

First I have to say I am not a psychic. I have no idea how bad things are going to get. For some people, things are already bad. We have not been living in an idyllic universe. Much of what will happen was already underway...

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