Klote’s method really works, not only as a fundraising protocol but also as faith formation. Working with our Klote Consultant has been an enjoyable adventure for vestry, campaign committee and visitors, as well as for parish staff.
Ideally, to be truly successful, a fundraising campaign is an enthusiastic, encouraging, and up-building experience for all involved. Our Consultant continually returned us to these most satisfactory by-products of a well run campaign. He is skilled at framing the endeavor and redirecting the tone as needed.
When leadership were hesitant and balked at some of the key details of the Klote method, our Consultant was gracefully persuasive regarding the reasons for sticking to best practices. When vestry’s engagement of a consultant drew fire from a tiny but vocal minority, he skillfully faded into the background. When his up front expertise would enhance effectiveness in meetings and visits, he moved easily into a more prominent role.
Our Klote Consultant steadfastly provided the right balance between support for and expectations of volunteer leadership. He is personable and has a fine sense of humor, with a boundless supply of energy. He appreciates fundraising as a spiritual exercise, made explicit in a religious context. His discernment of the dynamic interrelationship of grace, gratitude, and generosity is quite keen.
St. Bede's Church
Menlo Park, California