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

Developing Together Since 1965

Our Mission

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

Develop Together With DER

Connect To Peers

Connect To Peers

Get ideas, resources and support from local fundraisers who face similar challenges.
Stay Abreast Of Trends

Stay Abreast Of Trends

Keep your finger on the pulse of the nonprofit sector and adapt to changing conditions.
Grow Your Network

Grow Your Network

Build meaningful connections to develop your career and solve problems collaboratively.
Rekindle Inspiration

Rekindle Inspiration

Join others in the pursuit of fundraising excellence, and know that you are not alone.

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 $50 for non-members.