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April 28, 2016

"The Elephant in the Boardroom" day long workshop with Kim Klein in Salem, OR.  

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May 2, 2016

"What Planned Giving Teaches the Entire Profession," Luncheon Keynote by Kim Klein at the Northern California Planned Giving Conference in San Francisco, CA.  Registration closes April 26. Register early as this event sold out the last 2 years!

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June 1-2, 2016

2016 Non-Profit Leadership Conference, Keynote by Kim Klein in Bismark, ND.

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October 18-20, 2016

A unique opportunity to work closely with Kim Klein for three days in a retreat like setting at Rowe Camp & Conference Center in Rowe, MA.  The three day presentation is entitled, "Fundraising for the Long Haul:  Advanced Tools for Activist Organizations."

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Build Your Fundraising Team to Expand Your Reach

Dear Kim, 

I am a development director in a big, if still civil, disagreement about the allocation of my time—should I spend less time reaching out to annual fund donors giving unrestricted donations under $1,000 so that I can spend more time on major donors, many of whom support specific projects? I feel strongly that neglecting smaller donors would be a disservice on many levels, including the value of community building which may not be as obviously useful as the financial implications.  

Could you give me your opinion about whether you think it is worthwhile to have a development person allocate time more evenly versus what my ED wants, which is for me to double up efforts to reach out to major donors and just do the bare minimum to keep everyone else donating. 

Go Wide or Go Deep? 

Dear Deep and Wide,

Many decades ago, I was in a women’s consciousness-raising group and a harried mother of two toddlers said she just could not get everything done and had asked her husband if he would rather have a hot dinner or a clean house?  Imagine her surprise when the leader said, “How about if you ask him, ‘would you rather make dinner or clean house?’”  

Your instinct that all the donors deserve attention is correct, but... 

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