Kim Klein

About me

Introduction Kim Klein is the founder and former publisher of the bimonthly Grassroots Fundraising Journal, which celebrated its 25th birthday in 2006. She is also the author of the classic Fundraising for Social Change (fifth edition, 2006), Fundraising for the Long Haul, Ask and You Shall Receive, and Fundraising in Times of Crisis. She is the featured writer for the e-newsletter of Grassroots Fundraising, with her column of answers to questions posed by readers called "Dear Kim." In addition to writing for her own publications, she has contributed many articles to the leading books, periodicals and websites in the field of fundraising. Widely in demand as a speaker, Kim has provided training and consultation in all 50 states and in 21 countries. Her work with the Building Movement Project ( is allowing her to explore an interest in the idea of the commons - what do we and what should we own in common? Kim is in the research and development phase of creating workshops on the commons and on fair and equitable tax policy. Kim believes that the nonprofit sector has a critical role to play in the creation and maintenance of a democratic society.