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Fundraising for Social Change

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  187 ratings  ·  11 reviews
This new edition includes hands-on, practical strategies and accessible techniques for both practitioners and activists who want their organizations to grow and thrive. It includes topics such as asking for money, using direct mail effectively, using the Internet, and making a career of social change fundraising.
Paperback, 527 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Jossey-Bass (first published May 1st 1995)
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Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
klein is an engaging writer and a direct communicator who isn't afraid to stake a claim, which makes this tome enjoyable to read — particularly the real-life examples. i appreciate the moments when klein's work in feminist spaces shows up and wish this was more politically engaged, particularly on how fundraising leaders can model just labor practices for their teams (for instance, i vehemently disagree with her assertion that volunteer work should be judged on the same standards as paid work). ...more
Adrielle Stapleton
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a great overview for traditional fundraising methods, my only complaint would be that she barely covered online fundraising which is huge now.
Sep 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Required reading for school.
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, nonprofit
This was required reading for my summer course of Fundraising and Development for Nonprofit Organizations. This particular edition is out of date, using terms like "Web 2.0"...nobody does that anymore... but this edition is from 2010, so I guess it makes sense. The text itself provides a good basic understanding of fundraising and development, but much of it is either common sense or knowledge easily learned via experience in the nonprofit world. ...more
Buzz H.
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fundraising
If you know nothing at all about nonprofit fundraising and would like to learn, this is the book for you. Kim Klein gives a comprehensive, easy to read explanation of how to raise money from donors. And she does not presume that you have any background or context for this work at all. Very well done!
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
This book is full of useful, practical, and step by step fundraising advice for organizations. If you have never done any fundraising, this book will help you get started and grow your fundraising. The author uses her years of experience to share stories and case studies that give further understanding to the material and let you see how fundraising works for specific organizations. Very helpful.
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
very good book. I need to buy it so I can refer to it and use it regularly. Lots of good information, but will look forward to a newer/next version, too. Would be a great tool for anyone in fundraising. Glad my "mentor" recommended it to me. I will also be reading her other books and taking notes to act on from this one. ...more
Sadly, I had to take this back to the library before I could finish it, so I'm only reporting on the first half. It's a great guide book for people doing development or fundraising who want to take a mission-focused approach to their work. I'll report on part two as soon as library fines permit. ...more
Feb 25, 2010 is currently reading it
I'll be working on this one for a while. Don't expect a review anytime soon. ...more
Stephanie McClure
Nov 12, 2012 rated it liked it
good intro
Mira maruto
Sep 20, 2007 rated it really liked it
I like the writing style of Kim Klein in this. One of the most enjoyful fundraising book.
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