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Kristina C. Kaiser

Kristina C. Kaiser

Director of Development Information Services
California Academy of Sciences

Kristina C. Kaiser (she/her/hers) is the Director of Development Information Services at the California Academy of Sciences.

During her 13 years at the Academy, she has worked in several different fundraising roles. She grew up just north of Chicago and began her career in banking management.

She currently sits on the board of Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control, San Francisco’s city animal shelter.



Speaking at the Digital Income Summit
Monday 28th June

New Digital Fundraising Platforms from the Age of COVID

COVID-19 presented a challenging fundraising landscape for our museums: closure, reduced staffing, and outdated fundraising technology. This program will guide participants to evaluate methods to ramp up digital fundraising and connect with prospects and supporters via innovative new technology. Our museums implemented multiple approaches to engage diverse audiences–reaching aggressive fundraising goals via new digital platforms. Utilizing peer-to-peer, crowdfunding, membership, virtual ticketing, and general operating support goal-driven platforms, we connected with donors in new, cost-effective, and compelling ways. Hear how two different museums quickly pivoted and adapted using new strategies and leveraged technology to expand their donor base.

Kristina C. Kaiser