From the Inside Flap
Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times
is the much anticipated follow-up to fundraising expert Kim Klein's bestselling Fundraising for Social Change. This important book offers social justice nonprofits a road map for meeting the challenges of fundraising in a climate of economic uncertainty.
Klein outlines the steps an organization needs to take to create a disciplined, systematic fundraising program that is both flexible and durable in order to survive almost any challenge. Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times tackles the big issues head-on, including the fact that the current economic turmoil has no end in sight. Klein shows how to build fundraising programs that thrive on this kind of economic roller-coaster ride and reveals how to identify and make the most of opportunities as they come along. She explores fundraising from the point of view of organizational development and examines myriad issues such as working across generational lines and in multicultural communities, collaborating effectively with other nonprofits, and surviving scandals and crises.
The book also examines challenging questions that bedevil nonprofits no matter what is going on in the external landscape, such as how boards can fulfill their fundraising responsibilities without feeling overly burdened, how organizations can adapt to generational leadership changes, how to practice good time-management habits, and how the sector—and the context for fundraising—will continue to change.
Written in Kim Klein's conversational, reader-friendly style, Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times discusses the current fundraising landscape, provides an overview of the past, and offers hope for the future.
About the Author
is a noted figure in the field of grassroots fundraising, both as a writer and a practitioner. She provides training and consulting through Klein & Roth Consulting (www.kleinandroth.com). Klein is a member of the Building Movement Project, where she leads workshops on tax policy and fundraising. She is the founder of the bimonthly Grassroots Fundraising Journal
, the series editor of the Chardon Press Series
, and the author of the bestselling Fundraising for Social Change
, Fundraising for the Long Haul
, Ask and You Shall Receive
, Raise More Money
, and Fundraising in Times of Crisis