Fundraising in Weird Times: Increase Your 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
  • Register here

Fundraising for Non-Profits, with Kim Klein

The premise of grassroots fundraising is simple: it is possible to raise the money you need to do the work you want.  It is not necessary to compromise your values or change your programs and it doesn’t matter if you work in a rural or urban community. Fundraising is also part of community organizing and can be built into everything an organization does. 

 In this intensive residential workshop, you will learn:

  • that most money is given away by individuals & that most of those people are not rich
  • how to identify people who might donate to your organization
  • different fundraising strategies and which ones work for which people
  • how to build a team of volunteers willing to help raise money for your organization
  • how to ask for money in person
  • how to create a fundraising plan and keep track of your progress

This workshop is designed for small organizations (budgets under $1,000,000) working for social justice. 

  • September 12-14, 2018
  • Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, RR#3, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0
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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
  • Register here