December 8 – Fall Signature Speaker Series featuring Kim Klein


The Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Ohio Chapter

with support from The Columbus Foundation

presents our

Annual Signature Speaker Series

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 One Day, Three Talks — Plus Holiday Reception & AFP Annual Meeting

 Featuring Kim Klein

  Author of five books including Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times and Fundraising for Social Change.

 Plan to join us on Tuesday, December 8, to meet and hear Kim Klein in two compelling sessions and a TEDx-style presentation.  Choose one, two or all three programs, but don’t miss this opportunity to learn from our internationally-known speaker and author who will deliver her messages in a practical and humorous way.

 Location: The Columbus Foundation, Davis Hall, 1234 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH

 Space is limited, register today!

 $10 for morning session; $15 for afternoon session

Holiday reception, annual meeting, and TEDx-style talk is free and open to the entire community

Attend one or two sessions – or, better yet, all three!

Advance registration is required as space is limited.  RSVP deadline is Friday, December 4.


About Kim Klein

Kim Klein is an internationally known speaker and author, well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical and humorous way.  For more than 35 years, she has worked in all aspects of fundraising:  as staff, as a volunteer and as a board member.  Kim is the author of five books including Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times, which won the McAdam Book Award in 2010.  Her classic text, Fundraising for Social Change, now in its sixth edition, is widely used in the field and in university programs.  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 she has taught in graduate programs in the USA and Canada.  She serves on the board of the California Association of Nonprofits and lives in Berkeley, CA. 


Kim Klein Program Details

Morning Session

7:30 to 9 am


Audience: for CEOs, Executive Directors, Board Presidents and Development Committee Chairs 

Fundraising professionals: send your CEO,

 CFO, or other board leaders!

Afternoon Keynote Session

 3:30 to 5:00 pm


Audience: Open to all

AFP members, CEOs, EDs,  fundraisers and nonprofit guests

Evening Session

5:00 to 7 pm


Audience: Free and Open to the entire community


Kim Klein TEDx-style talk, AFP Annual Meeting and Holiday Reception 


“Secrets of Attracting and Retaining Fundraising Talent”


As a follow-up to

 “Underdeveloped, A National Study of the Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising,” Kim Klein will provide a sneak preview of the findings from a recent project by the Haas, Jr. Fund.

The foundation looked at organizations that are able, year in and year out, to excel in their mission-driven work while keeping costs under control.  A large aspect of the report is what keeps fundraisers in their jobs.  Surprise: it’s not about the money.  What are the structures you can put in place? 

What are some things you can try? 

Come learn and grow, and contribute your own thoughts.


“What’s New, What’s Hot;

What’s Over and What’s Not”

After 35 years of experience helping thousands of organizations solve fundraising problems, Kim Klein shares what she’s learning by looking at

“What’s working and how can we do

more of it.” She will give a sneak

preview of findings from a study of a dozen “bright spots” social change organizations with strong fundraising results, commissioned by the Haas, Jr. Fund, and share how she’s rethinking some of her approach to fundraising advice. She will also ask you to examine whether what’s worked in the past is

still working and how you might think about changing.

You will learn, you will laugh,

and you will not feel alone.


“Fundraising is a

Force for Change”


Whether you can or can’t attend

 either of the sessions earlier in the day, please join us at our annual meeting and holiday reception at

The Columbus Foundation

where Kim will present again. 

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a festive beverage and have a chance

to chat with Kim Klein.


Then, get ready for Kim’s

TEDx-style talk on

“Fundraising is a

Force for Change”

that will inspire and reinforce why you’re a fundraising professional.



Advance registration is required

as space is limited!

Lite breakfast provided.

Registration is $10 for the

morning session

Advance registration is required

as space is limited!


Registration is $15 for the afternoon session

Advance registration is required 

as space is limited for this free reception and program


Registration is FREE

for AFP Members and Guests


Attend one or two sessions – or, better yet, all three!