2022 DER Rates

The DER board is excited to announce that starting February 1, 2022, DER will launch three Membership types to better meet our community’s needs. The membership types that will be available are as follows:

  • Professional Membership – $110 per year: This new membership is for consultants, employees of consulting firms, staffing and professional search firms, and other small businesses and corporations.
  • Nonprofit Membership — $85 per year: This membership is for employees of nonprofits and foundations, including managers, directors, vice presidents, executive directors, CEOs, and board members.
  • Emerging Leaders Membership — Sliding Scale: This new membership is a sliding scale scholarship-based membership for emerging leaders and entry-level employees in our fundraising community including volunteers, coordinators, assistants, and aspiring fundraisers. Current members will be able to nominate potential emerging leader members or emerging leaders can complete an application process. We expect to launch this program on April 1, 2022 and it is available to potential new members only.

Questions about Membership can be sent to DER Membership Chair, P Tyrone Smith at ptyrone@dersf.org.

Monthly Programming Rates: Starting February 1, 2022, the following monthly programming rates will go into effect:

  • Non-Member Registration – $45
  • Member Registration* – $20

*Members can register additional guests utilizing the member registration rate as a way to introduce more people to the DER community.

Job Posting Rates: Starting February 1, 2022, the following job posting rates will go into effect:

  • Non-Member Job Posting – $50 per job
  • Member Job Posting – Free

Other Member Benefits:

  • Access to the “Members Only” section of the DER website, including program speaker materials and other content available for download
  • Discounts to special events, including the 2021 Corporate Philanthropy Panel and Hank Rosso Forum  
  • Priority registration for special programs like Masterminds
  • CFRE Credit Management

You can join or renew your membership by going here.

Nonprofits Gather for Insights into Corporate Philanthropy

BY Susan Todaro

It was a packed house on November 17 at the Foundation Center for the Annual Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy Panel. More than 100 nonprofit professionals gathered to learn about corporate giving trends and the philosophies of some of our largest and most philanthropic Bay Area companies.

The luncheon was co-sponsored by DER, Foundation Center West, and the San Francisco Business Times. Panelists included Nicole Snow, Senior Manager, Oracle Giving and Oracle Education Foundation; Blair Blackwell, Manager of Education and Corporate Programs at Chevron Corporation; Amy Millington, President, eBay Foundation; and Stephanie Isaacson, Director of Community Relations, PG&E.

When asked about the overall culture of giving at their companies, a common theme was partnerships and employee engagement. Each of the panelists stressed that it’s a priority to support organizations where their employees are involved and to engage company employees in charitable decision-making.

Each of the panelists also said that they strive to develop ongoing relationships with the organizations they support, rather than just giving out dollars. To develop effective partnerships they seek to fund organizations whose mission aligns with the company and the corporate culture. Partnerships also rely on open communication and listening on both sides. Ms. Blackwell stressed that nonprofits need to be honest with their funders and not let funding dictate what you do and how much you take on as an organization.

Corporate funding priorities are most often related to corporate and community interests. For example, Ms. Millington said that at eBay, their philanthropy is authentically tied to what they do as a company; so much of their giving is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship.

To initiate a relationship with a company, the panelists recommended that nonprofits start by engaging employees in projects and volunteering at your organization. Other recommendations include seeking out employee matching gifts and contacting the local office of the corporation. Ms. Millington also suggested that organizations set up an eBay charity platform on their website at www.charity.ebay.com.