Ask and You Shall Receive, Leader's Manual: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations and Projects Set / Edition 1

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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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Ask and You Shall Receive is hands-on, practical, spiritual, andspeaks to all of us who are committed to promoting a progressivereligious voice. As a Jew, I particularly appreciate the range ofexamples and the commitment to ecumenism." —Marjorie Fine,cochair, Interfaith Funders Network

"This is a blessing of a book, written by a woman uniquelyqualified to guide religious activists seeking financial supportfor the work of justice. From novice fundraisers to experiencedprofessionals training volunteers, people who need fresh ways topresent ideas and strategies need this book." —The Reverend SusanStarr, community minister, First Unitarian Church of Oakland

"Good works rely on good work, and Kim Klein's careful guidance inbuilding support for good works really helps us in the religiouscommunity do the work we intend to do." —The Reverend Hugh Wire,fundraising consultant, and board chair for fundraising, Seeds ofLearning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787951306
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/7/2000
  • Series: Kim Klein's Fundraising Series, #34
  • Edition description: Leaders Gu
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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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