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Fundraising for Social Change with Kim Klein 2017

  Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2017 Fri 5:30 PM - Sun 1:30 PM $680.00

The premise of fundraising for social change 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. 

About the Trainer:
Kim Klein has worked in fundraising for almost 40 years.  She has taught fundraising in all 50 United States, five Canadian provinces and 26 other countries.  She is the author of five books, including the classic, “Fundraising for Social Change,” now in its 7th edition.  (A copy of this book will be given to every organization coming to the training).  She is a lecturer at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and was the Resident Resource Person at Concordia University in Montreal in 2008.

Friday night:  Introductions of participants, agenda review, introduction to the current fundraising landscape.

Saturday morning:  The Four Basic Principles of Fundraising:  developing a case statement, using strategies effectively, building a team of fundraising volunteers (including the board), and building a diverse set of income streams.  Helping organizations understand how to focus on building relationships, and why a donor is much more important than a donation. 

Saturday afternoon:  Acquisition and retention strategies:  how to get someone to say yes to a first gift and then to give over and over.  We will explore the correct use of special events, on-line strategies and when mail is appropriate.  Each organization will have a chance to create an acquisition plan that makes sense for them.

Saturday evening:  Asking for money in person.  Practice with scenarios. 

Sunday morning:   Looking at legacy giving

Putting this altogether into a plan.  Participants will leave with a plan and a task list they feel is realistic and that will help them meet their goals. 

Program Cost: $680 (tuition, meals & overnight in double occupancy)
Commuter rate: $600 (tuition & meals)

Registration deadline is November 9, 2017

Full program cost or non refundable registration deposit of $130 due at registration. The remaining program cost is due on November  9. No refund for cancellations unless program is cancelled by Tatamagouche Centre.

Individuals associated with the United Church of Canada may be eligible for United Church of Canada Congregational Learning Grants.


Kim Klein

Kim Klein

Kim Klein is an internationally known speaker and author, known for her ability to deliver information in a practical and humorous way.  She has worked in all aspects of fundraising:  as staff, as a volunteer and as a board member and has helped thousands of grassroots organizations survive and thrive through tough political and economic realities.   Kim is the author of five books including Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times, which won the McAdam Book Award in 2010.   Her classic text, Fundraising for Social Change, now in a new 7th edition, is widely used in the field and in university programs.  She co-founded the Grassroots Fundraising Journal in 1981 and was its publisher for 25 years. She has provided training and consultation in all 50 United States, five Canadian provinces and 21 other countries.  She is a lecturer in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California Berkeley and serves on the board of the California Association of Nonprofits.  Her current work is focused on the role nonprofits must play in creating fair and just tax policies and in the redistribution of wealth.       

Kathryn Anderson

Kathryn AndersonKathryn Anderson, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator.


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