Cohort 1 Dates:

Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm EST

January 18, 25, February 1, 8

Cohort 2 Dates:

Thursdays, 6-8:30pm EST

January 20, 27, February 3, 10

Program Cost:


As with our other online programs, the live sessions will also be recorded, so you can participate live AND/OR by watching the recordings.

The info to access the recordings will be shared after you register.The recordings are available indefinitely, so you can watch (or re-watch!) any time.

About The Program

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 30 people in each cohort. Preference will be given to organizations sending at least two people for all four sessions.

Meet the Presenter

Kim Klein

Kim Klein

Kim Klein, internationally known as a teacher and trainer, has been in fundraising for over four decades and has offered workshops at Rowe for over 20 years. She has a certificate in Spiritual Direction and believes the role of nonprofits is to, in the words of Peter Maurin, “create a world in which it is easy for a person to be good.” She has just completed the 8th edition of her classic book, Fundraising for Social Change. This edition is co-authored with Stan Yogi and amplifies examples of organizations and social movements who have demonstrated how raising money from individuals gives organizations maximum power and autonomy.