Vote With Your Mission - with Kim Klein

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Nonprofits can be a powerful force for change, if we work together.

Here in New Mexico, there are about 5,500 active nonprofits.  Hundreds of thousands work for change as volunteers.  In New Mexico, the nonprofit workforce is approximately twice as large as the government workforce.

What if we spoke with one voice for the common good too? What if everyone who could vote, did?  Far more people volunteer than vote—what if we changed that?  We believe it’s possible, and this workshop will help you begin the important first step: starting a conversation that helps us realize our collective power.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why you would want your nonprofit to help clients, constituents, staff, board and volunteers vote
  • Identify strategies to engage people in civic life even if they can’t vote
  • Acquire methods to help people understand tax policy and other issues that appear on the ballot through fun and nonpartisan exercises
  • Understand why and how nonprofits are effective at encouraging participation? 
  • Know that it is legal to encourage people to form opinions about issues that appear on the ballot, to express their views, and to vote their values




Executive Directors, Board Members, Volunteer Managers.  Bring a learning partner to more effectively bring back the learning into your organization.

Come to Vote With Your Mission and stay for Fundraising for Social Change; you will receive a discount on registration for Fundraising for Social Change.


Kim Klein is an internationally known speaker and trainer. She is the author of five books including Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times and the classic, Fundraising for Social Change, now in its sixth edition.   She co-founded the Grassroots Fundraising Journal in 1981 and was its publisher for 25 years. She has provided training and consultation in all 50 United States, five Canadian provinces and 21 other countries.  She serves on the board of the California Association of Nonprofits and on the Advisory Board of Nonprofit VOTE.  She was a team member of the Building Movement Project for 12 years.  In addition to her fundraising work, she focusses on the role nonprofits need to play in creating fair and just tax policies, and why and how nonprofits can—and must—speak for the common good.  Kim believes that the nonprofit sector has a critical role to play in the creation and maintenance of a democratic society.

September 24, 2014 9:00 AM through 11:30 AM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, 87106
Phone: (505) 401-7444

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