OUR CONSULTING TEAM
Kim Klein is an internationally known speaker and author, and is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down to earth and humorous way. She has a wide range or nonprofit experience, having worked as staff and also always as a volunteer and a board member. Kim is the author of five books including her most recent, 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 degree programs. She also wrote Fundraising for the Long Haul, Ask and You Shall Receive, and Fundraising in Times of Crisis. She is the series editor of the Kim Klein Fundraising Series at Jossey Bass Publishers and a member of the Building Movement Project where she works on a project called Nonprofits Talking Taxes. She is a Fellow with On the Commons and blogs at kimkleinandthecommons. 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 has served as guest faculty at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and Concordia University in Montreal.
She co-founded the Grassroots Fundraising Journal in 1981 and was its publisher for 25 years.
Stephanie Roth is a principal with Klein & Roth Consulting, based in Oakland, CA. She is a trainer, consultant and coach for organizations working for social justice, with a focus on fundraising, board development and meeting facilitation. Stephanie has written widely on the topic of fundraising and organizational development, and is the co-author (with Mimi Ho) of The Accidental Fundraiser: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Money for Your Cause (Jossey-Bass). She was a co-founder of GIFT (Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training), and was the Editor of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal from 1998 - 2009. Stephanie has worked in nonprofits all of her adult life, as staff member, board member, volunteer and consultant, and has taught fundraising nationally and internationally.
Nancy Otto is a consultant to nonprofit organizations in the areas of grassroots fundraising, fundraising training, and organizational development. She has over seventeen years of experience as both staff and board member of several leading nonprofit organizations. For over ten years, she worked at the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California, first as the field representative, and then as the director of the Howard A. Friedman First Amendment Education Project. She also worked at the National Immigration Forum in Washington, DC and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She has served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations, most recently as co-chair of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Rona Fernandez has worked with social justice nonprofits since 1996, and fundraising has always been a key component of her work. She has raised money from individuals in several capacities--as a community organizer, house party coordinator, development director, executive director and board member. Most recently, she was the Managing Director at Californians for Justice, a statewide grassroots organization, and a board member of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network. Rona graduated from the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training's Training for Trainers program in 2005, and co-coordinated GIFT's groundbreaking event, Raising Change: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference in 2006. Currently, she is on the editorial board of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal and has written several articles for the magazine. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Rona is dedicated to helping grassroots groups learn how to effectively fundraise and build a base of donors within their communities.
Stan Yogi has over 20 years experience with non-profit organizations in fundraising and grantmaking. For over 13 years, he was Director of Planned Giving at the ACLU of Northern California, where he was also responsible for securing foundation grants and raising major annual gifts. Prior to joining the ACLU staff, he was a Program Officer for the California Council for the Humanities, a statewide organization which awards grants for cultural and educational programs.
He has raised funds as a board member of social justice organizations, including the Horizons Foundations (the San Francisco Bay Area's LGBT community foundation), where he was Board President. He also served on the board of Northern California Grantmakers. He is the co-author (with Elaine Elinson) of the award-winning book Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California (Heyday, 2009).