Kim Klein

Workshop Leader

Kim Klein

Kim Klein has been teaching fundraising at the Rowe Centersince 1988. She is the author of five books, including the classic, "Fundraising for Social Change", which is now in its 7th edition. She has worked in fundraising as staff, board and volunteer for over four decades and is a co-founder with her wife, Stephanie Roth, of Klein and Roth Consulting. Their specialty is helping social justice organizations raise more money from a broad base of individual donors. She recently retired from teaching in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Point Reyes Station, CA.

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Jan 18 2022 - Feb 10 2022


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Kim Klein: Fundraising in Difficult Times

Fundraising in Difficult Times


Check out Kim Klein’s article, What Every Nonprofit Needs to Ask Itself.

This four-session Zoom training will help you solve the biggest challenge facing nonprofits: how to build a base of individual donors, which is essential for any organization’s present and future. And there is no one better qualified to do it than Kim, the author of the classic Fundraising for Social Change, with more than 40 years of hands-on experience.

Starting with understanding that the purpose of fundraising is to build relationships, Kim will show you why focusing on relationships rather than donations will result in loyal donors who give money, time, visibility, ideas, and contacts to your organization. You’ll learn how to choose the right fundraising strategy, how to identify prospects and how to ask for money in person. You’ll discover how to keep track of your donors, design and run donor campaigns, how to recruit and support a team of askers, and how to create a fundraising plan. This very practical course is grounded in social justice values and assumes that organizations will lead with their mission and vision. It is designed for staff, board members, and volunteers.

The sessions build on each other and there will be homework between sessions.

There are two cohorts for this program to accommodate different schedules and to limit enrollment to 60 people total in each cohort. Preference will be given to UUA organizations sending at least two people for all four sessions. There are 10 spots per cohort available to the general public (not through a UUA organization), so sign up soon! Please head to the registration page for full details on the schedules of the two cohorts.