Legacy Giving for Small Organizations: Good Enough is Good Enough, with Kim Klein

Nonprofit organizations with few or no development staff and an overworked Executive Director postpone focusing on legacy giving because they have too many immediate needs and looming deadlines. The unpredictability of the income from this strategy, the fear of not understanding elements of legacy giving, and a general reluctance to bring up the topic mean that small organizations fail to invite donors to make legacy gifts to them. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this workshop, you will learn what you need to put in place, what you need to understand and how you can begin to bring up the topic with donors, all without investing massive amounts of time or money.

  • March 1, 2018, 12:45pm
  • Waialae Country Club, 4997 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
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10th Anniversary Nonprofit Leadership Institute with Kim Klein

The last few years have been characterized by extremes:  from weather events to mass shootings to racist outpourings to polarization from the Federal government down to tiny village meetings.  Our country seems to lurch from one crisis to another. What role does the nonprofit sector play in all of this and what role should we play? 

In this year’s Institute we will explore a variety of options and look through a range of lenses at what we are and what we must become.  In addition, we'll glean Kim's insight and experience as we explore "What’s New, What’s Hot, What’s Over, What’s Not in the Nonprofit Sector".
Join us for a day of celebration, intergenerational learning and networking at the 10th anniversary of the Nonprofit Leadership Institute! 

  • March 9, 2018, 8am - 3:30pm
  • Villa Graziadio, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA  90263
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Fundraising in Weird Times: Increase You Individual Giving, with Kim Klein

During the morning, we’ll examine the issues that are impacting your nonprofit’s ability to fundraise in 2018. And we’ll strategize ways to make your nonprofit stand out and expand fundraising.

Regardless of where you or your nonprofit sits on the political spectrum, there is no doubt that your ability to raise the money you need has changed in some way. Further, it is a sure bet that your nonprofit organization will need more money going forward (when has that not been true?) and that competition for charitable dollars will increase.Creating or expanding a robust fundraising program is imperative in these unreliable times. The good news is that raising more money is possible. 

This workshop will be most helpful to organizations with an established donor base of at least 100 donors, and most helpful to organizations sending more than one person to the training.  

  • June 6, 2018, 9am - 3:30pm
  • Saint Mary’s University Center, 2540 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Fundraising for the Long Haul: Advanced Tools for Activist Organizations, with Kim Klein

If your non-profit organization is tired of lurching from one funding crisis to another, if you want to organize programs without first having to figure out how to finance them, then you need this essential, interactive, very practical workshop with one of the nation’s best-known fundraising trainers.

When your non-profit was brand-new, did it have tremendous energy provided by eager founders? Did it have lots of seed money
from donors and foundations? As the years passed and the goals of your organization were not yet achieved (you didn’t completely eradicate racism or save the planet), did founders and early donors slip away? It often happens. To prevent this, you need to have a long-term fundraising strategy from the beginning. Organizations that focus only on short-term fundraising will fail. Only a long-term plan assures success and stability. The author of the classic Fundraising for Social Change will teach you how to conduct a capital campaign, launch an endowment, project income into the future, and ask your long-time donors for more money. For the greatest
benefit, come with a colleague or a board member from your organization.

  • October  24-26, 2018
  • The Rowe Center, 22 Kings Hwy, Rowe, MA 01367
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