Kim Klein is an internationally known fundraising trainer and has worked in all aspects of fundraising: as staff, as volunteer, as board member, and as consultant. Kim is the author of five books including her most recent, "Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times." Her classic text, "Fundraising for Social Change," now in its seventh edition, is widely used in the field and in university degree programs. She is the author of the “Dear Kim” column in the e-newsletter of GIFT, answering questions posed by readers.
This article, in our opinion, sets the standard for communications in a crisis. It is a practical, strategic, and comprehensive guide for the ways in which boards need to communicate with stakeholders when something goes wrong. It should be absolutely required reading for ALL boards.
As we march toward the fiscal cliff, everyone knows that tax reform is on the table in negotiations between President Obama, the Democratic Senate, and the Republican House of Representatives. For a perspective on the importance of the content of taxes for nonprofits, we are pleased to again present this important perspective by Kim Klein of Klein & Roth Consulting that should make nonprofits consider their stake in the tax reform debate. What are they willing to push for and to give up—if anything—in the context of responding to sequestration and dealing with the nation’s budget deficit?
FROM THE ARCHIVES
We are heading into a heavy fundraising season, how do you make every ask count to the utmost? In this article from our archives, the guru Kim Klein reintroduces us to wrong and right ways to make “the ask.”