Kim Klein is an internationally known trainer, speaker and author, well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth and humorous way. She has a wide range of nonprofit experience, having worked as staff and as a volunteer and a board member.
Kim is the author of five books, including Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times, which won the McAdam Book Award. Her classic text, Fundraising for Social Change, now in its seventh edition, is widely used in the field and in university degree programs. Her other books include Fundraising for the Long Haul, Ask and You Shall Receive, and Fundraising in Times of Crisis. She is the series editor of the Kim Klein Fundraising Series at Jossey Bass Publishers.
She was a member of the Building Movement Project where she worked on a project called Nonprofits Talking Taxes. Kim is a fellow with On the Commons and blogs. She has provided training and consultation in all 50 United States, five Canadian provinces and 21 other countries. She is a lecturer at the School of Social Welfare at the University of California - Berkeley, and has served as guest faculty at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and Concordia University in Montreal. Kim co-founded the Grassroots Fundraising Journal in 1981 and was its publisher for 25 years.
Workshop Presenters and Panel Members
(presenter biographies will be posted in June)
Kari Aanestad, director of advancement, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Kate Barr, president & CEO, Propel Nonprofits
Joanna Ramirez Barrett, vice president of business solutions, Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda)
Kim Borton, director of grants and donor services, InFaith Community Foundation
Bob Breck, principal, Lanark Consulting LLC
Emily Chad, tax attorney, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Georgina Chinchilla Gonzalez, grants and institutional support manager, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Drew Coursin, major gifts officer, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Jon Delwiche, major gift officer, Project for Pride in Living
Brie Geurink, vice president of advancement, Opportunity Partners
Rebecca Haddad, senior gift officer of mission advancement, Science Museum of Minnesota
Dana Holt, CEO & philanthropic strategist, HOLT Consulting
Mary Jones, chief philanthropy officer, Goodwill-EasterSeals Minnesota
Aileen Kasper, director of development and communications, Genesys Works Twin Cities
Kris Kewitsch, executive director, Charities Review Council
Deanna Kramer, major gifts manager, Animal Humane Society
Mike Linnemann, development and membership director, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Kate Loe, senior director of resource development, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Jessica Manivasager, shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Lani McCollar, associate, Bentz Whaley Flessner
Jo Miller, senior communications and development advisor, National Center for Healthy Housing and SmartEGrants
Frank Mumford, major gifts officer, Greater Twin Cities United Way
EG Nelson, senior community funding coordinator, Center for Prevention, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Enrique Olivarez, vice president of development, Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
Jesse Ross, director of special projects, The Minneapolis Foundation
Andrea Sanow, development coordinator, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Jennifer Scholl, mission advancement and legacy giving manager, Science Museum of Minnesota
Andrei Sivanich, director of community relations, Laura Baker Services Association
Sara Spiess, director of grants and foundation relations, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Jennifer Svihus, senior associate, Bentz Whaley Flessner
Tammy Tilzey, director, Foundant for Grantseekers
Laura Tufano, principal, Tufano Consulting
Jeff Uecker, chief financial officer, Goodwill-EasterSeals Minnesota
Cary Walski, owner, Copilot
Jules Wilkins, principal, JulesWrites.com and director of external relations, COMPAS