Our Events

DER provides quality fundraising education and networking opportunities that are affordable and fun, with seminars, workshops and expert panels designed for everyone from those who are new to fundraising to those with more advanced development skills. Please see our list of upcoming events and register online for an event that interests you. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us for more information on our event programs. 

See our Programs page for more details on the various types of event programming we offer.

January Luncheon

Stewarding Donors When Impact Is The Bottom Line

Lynn Luckow, Founder & CEO of LikeMinded

Registration closes Wednesday, January 10, at noon.

Speaker’s Bio:

In addition to his prescient decision to build and launch the Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Publications’ Series in the 1980’s, Lynn has continued to support and advance our field as CEO of Northern California Grantmakers and Craigslist Foundation, and Founder / CEO of LikeMinded. Having consulted for or served over 50 local and national nonprofit boards, his view of our field is up close, personal and grounded in practice.

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February Luncheon

Cold Calling With Confidence

Armando Zumaya, Chief Development Officer at USS Hornet Museum

Registration closes Wednesday, February 9, at noon.

Speaker’s Bio:

Armando is a nationally recognized nonprofit fundraising trainer, lecturer, consultant and writer. He is a 32-year development veteran who has raised 7-figure donations for missions that include museums, performing arts, health, and education. He has lectured at AFP, APRA, DER, SAWA, AFP International, Compasspoint, and the Foundation Center. He has authored noted articles in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Currents, The Grassroots Fundraising Journal, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and the Nonprofit Times.

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