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Ask and You Shall Receive: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations and Projects Set, Leader's Manual

Kim Klein (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-7879-5130-6
176 pages
August 2000, Jossey-Bass
Ask and You Shall Receive: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations and Projects Set, Leader


Fundraising expert Kim Klein has trained thousands of groups and individuals to cultivate assets that make good works possible. The Ask and You Shall Receive training package is a do-it-yourself, start-to-finish program on jumpstarting fundraising efforts. A peer-led program designed for use with its companion Participant Manual, the Ask and You Shall Receive Leader Manual walks you through the most common fundraising scenarios with dependable information, methods, prompts, and preparation guidelines. Realistic time allowances keep the training within reach of busy volunteers.
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Table of Contents


Who Gives and Why?

What Do You Think about Money?

What You Need Before You Begin Raising Money.

Completing the Case Statement.

The Role of Volunteers in Fundraising.


Overview of Fundraising Strategies and Their Uses.

Special Events.

The Wide World of Mail.

The Direct Mail Package.

Judicious Use of the Telephone.

Planning Major Gifts Campaigns.

Approaching Prospects for a Major Gift.


Creating a Budget.

Putting It Altogether in a Fundraising Plan.


Biography of Kim Klein.
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Author Information

Kim Klein is an internationally known fundraising trainer, speaker, and consultant. She has worked in religious and secular settings as a staff member, board member, and volunteer. She is co-owner of nonprofit publisher Chardon Press, and author of Fundraising for the Long Haul and Fundraising for Social Change, which is now in its fourth edition and widely used as a textbook. Founder of Grassroots Fundraising Journal, she also has a popular video series on fundraising.
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"Ask and You Shall Receive is hands-on, practical, spiritual, and speaks to all of us who are committed to promoting a progressive religious voice. As a Jew, I particularly appreciate the range of examples and the commitment to ecumenism." --Marjorie Fine, cochair, Interfaith Funders Network

"This is a blessing of a book, written by a woman uniquely qualified to guide religious activists seeking financial support for the work of justice. From novice fundraisers to experienced professionals training volunteers, people who need fresh ways to present ideas and strategies need this book." --The Reverend Susan Starr, community minister, First Unitarian Church of Oakland

"Good works rely on good work, and Kim Klein's careful guidance in building support for good works really helps us in the religious community do the work we intend to do." --The Reverend Hugh Wire, fundraising consultant, and board chair for fundraising, Seeds of Learning
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