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 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. Kim co-founded the Grassroots Fundraising Journal in 1981 and was its publisher for 25 years.