Accessible Fundraising Education
DER delivers innovative programs and events that are affordable and fun.
Developing Together
DER provides quality fundraising education to San Francisco Bay Area professionals in an inclusive and supportive environment.
A Community of Peers
DER offers a friendly and supportive environment for fundraising professionals to interact with their peers.

Celebrating 50 years of developing together

Our Mission

DER’s mission is to provide quality fundraising education in an informal, inclusive and supportive atmosphere.

View Our Programs

Luncheon Workshops

Network, share job leads and hear local fundraising experts present on a range of practical development topics in an informal, interactive and welcoming environment.

Fundraisers AnxietyBusters (FAB)

A peer support forum where new and intermediate fundraisers troubleshoot problems and develop creative solutions.

Major GiftsMagic (MGM)

A peer support forum for directors and major gifts officers to share major gifts fundraising strategies and tactics, address challenges, and solve problems.

Grantseekers Anxiety Support Program (GASP)

Program officers and institutional giving experts answer questions and give tips on the grant preparation process.

Upcoming Event


The Finish Line: Year-end Fundraising for Non-profit Professionals

Registration Deadline: November 22nd 2016

what people are saying

  • Being a DER member is an important part of my professional identity.

    Robert Weiner Fundraising Technology Consultant
  • The programs deliver very practical ideas that I can take away.

    Valerie Schutz Associate Director of Philanthropy, The Nature Conservancy
  • DER was very welcoming when I joined.

    Stephanie Casenza Director of Development & Communications, Sunny Hills Services
  • We think it's really important that DER exists.

    Pam Cooke Nonprofit Search Consultant, Cook Silverman

DER Jobs


As a service to our members and their employers, DER lists job postings on our Jobs page and in our newsletter. Posting an open position is free to DER members, and costs $25 for non-members.