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I left (Bootcamp) feeling empowered and motivated with a lot more tools in my own fundraising toolbox that weren’t there before. I am so grateful you are willing to keep the class sizes small, as well as being willing to take students at varying levels of their careers as I learned so much from those around me and really felt you did an excellent job of tailoring the class to focus on our individual levels and needs. … [I am] very grateful that you are offering it and sending us home with such great tools, training and resources.”

Allison Morrissey, Director of Development, San Diego Musical Theatre

“Just a note to express my appreciation for the superb workshop you provided on Friday.  My colleague and I found it to be intensely interesting as well as instructive, packed with super ideas drawn from your vast experience in development work. Thank you!”

—Sara Wilensky Napoli, President and CEO, San Diego Police Foundation

“Kathy’s Fundraising Essentials Bootcamp is a must-attend event for any emerging fundraiser or newly formed development team. The Bootcamp session focuses on proven strategies for prospecting and cultivating donors, and tools for overcoming some of our own personal fears and building confidence. A great way to re-focus yourself or your team on the basics of successful fundraising.”

— Price Adams, Account Supervisor, Nuffer, Smith, Tucker

The Fundraising Essentials Bootcamp was hands-down the most beneficial training I’ve attended in my career to date. The information was relevant, straightforward, and easily comprehended. I walked away with a deeper understanding of my role as a frontline fundraiser, and I am eager to put my new skills to practice.”

Ali Forma, Development Coordinator, Birch Aquarium at Scripps

“I had the pleasure of taking the Fundraising Essentials Bootcamp with Kathy. The knowledge and experience that Kathy brings to the program makes the whole day worth it. You will walk away with a greater understanding of frontline fundraising from prospecting to moves management and everything in between. You will also gain the confidence to get out there and make meaningful connections both for a prospective donor and your institution or organization.”

Kaitlyn Keating, Assistant Director of Development, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

The KDD Philanthropy Bootcamp was exactly what I needed to kick-start my new position in fundraising! Kathy is an excellent speaker and presenter with a wealth of information that she shares with her students. True to its name, this Bootcamp was rigorous, thought provoking and inspirational. My colleagues and I look forward to attending more in the future.”

– Beverly, Development Officer

“Kathy’s enthusiasm for fundraising and philanthropy is contagious! She passionately teaches the very strategies and tools that have made her a very successful development professional.

Heather Cova, Leadership Network Manager, The Fieldstone Foundation

“I really enjoyed attending the Fundraising Essentials Bootcamp. It gave me new perspective on how to engage a donor which I will apply to my work moving forward.”

Nicole Roman, Director of Estate and Gift Planning, San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

“Kathy did a wonderful job of educating, equipping and inspiring us on the art and science of fundraising essentials. Her knowledge and experience was shared effortlessly and generously. I have some real tools, approaches and responses that can be implemented today.

– Bootcamp Attendee

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