• Social entrepreneur, Kathleen Bennett has worked in the field of fund development for 20 years. She raised eight million dollars in seven years for The Girls’ Middle School in her positions as founder, head of school, and board chair and then went on to work as a fund-development consultant to small non-profits in Silicon Valley. See what her clients’ testimonials have to say about her and her workshop.

  • Social entrepreneur, Kathleen Bennett has worked in the field of fund development for 20 years. She raised eight million dollars in seven years for The Girls’ Middle School in her positions as founder, head of school, and board chair and then went on to work as a fund-development consultant to small non-profits in Silicon Valley. See what her clients’ testimonials have to say about her and her workshop.

  • Social entrepreneur, Kathleen Bennett has worked in the field of fund development for 20 years. She raised eight million dollars in seven years for The Girls’ Middle School in her positions as founder, head of school, and board chair and then went on to work as a fund-development consultant to small non-profits in Silicon Valley. See what her clients’ testimonials have to say about her and her workshop.

  • Social entrepreneur, Kathleen Bennett has worked in the field of fund development for 20 years. She raised eight million dollars in seven years for The Girls’ Middle School in her positions as founder, head of school, and board chair and then went on to work as a fund-development consultant to small non-profits in Silicon Valley. See what her clients’ testimonials have to say about her and her workshop.

  • Social entrepreneur, Kathleen Bennett has worked in the field of fund development for 20 years. She raised eight million dollars in seven years for The Girls’ Middle School in her positions as founder, head of school, and board chair and then went on to work as a fund-development consultant to small non-profits in Silicon Valley. See what her clients’ testimonials have to say about her and her workshop.

  • Social entrepreneur, Kathleen Bennett has worked in the field of fund development for 20 years. She raised eight million dollars in seven years for The Girls’ Middle School in her positions as founder, head of school, and board chair and then went on to work as a fund-development consultant to small non-profits in Silicon Valley. See what her clients’ testimonials have to say about her and her workshop.

  • Social entrepreneur, Kathleen Bennett has worked in the field of fund development for 20 years. She raised eight million dollars in seven years for The Girls’ Middle School in her positions as founder, head of school, and board chair and then went on to work as a fund-development consultant to small non-profits in Silicon Valley. See what her clients’ testimonials have to say about her and her workshop.

  • Social entrepreneur, Kathleen Bennett has worked in the field of fund development for 20 years. She raised eight million dollars in seven years for The Girls’ Middle School in her positions as founder, head of school, and board chair and then went on to work as a fund-development consultant to small non-profits in Silicon Valley. See what her clients’ testimonials have to say about her and her workshop.

  • Kathleen Bennett is a force of nature in and of her herself, but the real magic of her course is learning from and working with the other nonprofit leaders who attend.

    Kim Nye Fall, 2016
    Executive Director of TESS Research Foundation
    Menlo Park, CA

  • Now I not only understand the value of strategy, storytelling, and stewardship,I also feel excited about asking.  

    Rita Mancera, Fall, 2015
    Executive Director, Puente de la Costa Sur
    Pescadero, CA

  • The role-plays provided practice that was encouraging, supportive and challenging at the same time.

    Linda Leu, Fall, 2016
    Executive Director, IMPACT Bay Area

  • Spectacular class! I increased my confidence in getting to the “ask” and learning how to steward our donors. Kathleen cuts to the chase.

    Sandy Welch, Fall, 2016
    Board Member, Waldorf School of the Peninsula

  • This class was invaluable. I entered the class with no idea how to raise money from major donors; now I have a plan in place and am poised to execute it.

    Elizabeth Weal, Fall, 2016
    Founder and Executive Director, Sequoia Adult School Scholars

  • The class was personally transformative in the way I think about the people who care for and provide financial support for my organization.

    Anna L. Waring, Ph.D., Workshop Participant
    Executive Director, Foundation for a College Education

  • This was the workshop that got my team over the fear factor for making “the ask. We’re making quantum leaps like never before because of Kathleen’s workshop. The key to getting everyone on the same page was having three people from our organization participate.

    Susan Rosenberg, Spring, 2014
    Co-Founder and board member, Canopy
    Palo Alto, CA

  • Kathleen was extraordinarily generous with her time, energy, and creativity. I was most impressed by her unusual ability to be a hard-headed realist and think outside the box at the same time.

    Doug Thompson, Fall, 2013
    Head of School, Mid-Peninsula High School
    Menlo Park, CA

Spring WORKSHOP 2017

The Art of the Ask Workshop:

Introduction to
Major Donor Fundraising

5 Fridays from 8:45am to 3:30pm.
There will be five sessions within these six weeks: March 10th through April 14th depending on spring break schedules.

Introduction to Major Donor Fundraising is designed to help executive directors, development directors, board members and volunteers RAISE MORE MONEY for the causes they champion as well as view fundraising with confidence and a sense of fulfillment. At the end of nine weeks, they will be able to

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors.
  • Develop a campaign plan and formulate donor strategies.
  • Make “THE ASK” in face-to-face meetings.

Major Donors are the backbone of non-profit fundraising success.Yet 50% of donors stop giving after their first gift. With a multitude of worthy causes vying for donations, how do you find and keep these donors? Kathleen’s hands-on, project-based workshop answers this question.