Andrea Kihlstedt is cofounder of Asking Matters. She is well known as a consultant, writer and trainer in fundraising. Over the past 28 years, she has worked with tiny start-up organizations and large national institutions. She has guided and goaded each of them to create the culture and context that will inspire people to ask. And in campaign after campaign, her clients have succeeded in raising more money than they had thought possible.
Andrea has written two books on fundraising. The first, Capital Campaigns, Strategies that Work (Jones & Bartlett) is now in its third edition and has become a standard reference for organizations large and small. Her last book, How to Raise $1 Million (or More) in Ten Bite Size Steps (Emerson & Church) boils down the lessons of major gift fundriaing into small nuggets punctuated by real-world stories.
Andrea has just finished writing a book on Asking Styles and is also working on a book with Andy Robinson about training your board to ask.