Kent's official book launch and signing party for his new book "Asking about Asking: Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising" will take place at the Bartlesville Community Center on April 5th, 2011. Prior to the launch, Kent will conduct a fundraising workshop, based on his book, for Executive Directors, Development Staff, Board members and other nonprofit volunteers. This session will teach participants to become more comfortable, confident and effective in all types of asking situations. Sign up for the workshop here.
Back by popular demand, Building Funder Relationships is the topic of Kent's training session at the March 31st, 2011 workshop presented in Tulsa by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. The workshop is coupled with a pre-launch book signing exclusively for attendees of the workshop. Optional individual one-on-one coaching consultations are also available after the workshop. To attend, click here.
Kent is scheduled to conduct a book signing event for his new book, "Asking about Asking: Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising" at AFP's 48th International Conference on Fundraising in Chicago March 20-22, 2011. Drop by and see Kent from noon to 1:00, Monday the 21st at the Conference Bookstore, (just outside the Marketplace). AFP's exciting line-up of keynote speakers this year includes President Bill Clinton, Queen Latifah and Blake Mycoski. Meet fundraising professionals from around the world who have gathered to develop professionally. For more info click here.
Kent gave the keynote address and presented a workshop based on his new book "Asking about Asking: Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising" on March 11, 2011 in Reno, NV. This training day was presented by The AFP Sierra Chapter in partnership with the Alliance of Nevada Nonprofits, the Nevada Grant Professionals Association and the Planned Giving Round Table of Northern Nevada. Kent also held a book signing and conducted one-on-one coaching sessions for attendees. To learn more about coaching sessions for your organization, click here.
Kent was chosen as the recipient of the 9th annual Cornerstone Award, presented by the Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church of Tulsa, OK. He was specifically chosen because he is a visionary. "The success of so many people whose lives you have touched can be directly attributed to your leadership, entrepreneurship, and spirit of determination," says Willard Jones, Senior Pastor. "You have given sound advice to numerous organizations and assisted them in obtaining monetary support for programs that are vital to the community."
Kent presented the morning training session "7 Reasons Campaigns Fail" at the AFP Arkansas Chapter's fall conference. He was also the keynote speaker for the lunch session, presenting his book topic "Asking about Asking" and conducting a lively, interactive discussion. Kent also engaged in a productive dialogue with their chapter leaders about how to build their chapter membership. To book Kent as a keynote speaker or workshop presenter, click here.