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.


Grow your Major Gifts Program: Hands-on Wealth Screening Training

JERI ALCOCK, CFRE, West Coast Sales Manager, DonorSearch

Jeri is a proud data crusader who helps great causes find their greatest champions. At DonorSearch, she manages relationships with consulting firms, recruits new technology partners, and works with organizations to screen their prospects and grow their revenues.

Certified Fundraising Executive with 20 years nonprofit consulting and fundraising experience, founder of DonorDynamics, and former Director of Development and Community Relations at Community Action Organization.

SARAH TEDESCO, Executive Vice President, DonorSearch

Sarah serves as the Executive Vice President for DonorSearch and directly oversees customer service, production and implementation, marketing, and the renewal department.  Sarah is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a double major in English and Psychology.  Sarah enjoys working with clients on strategic initiatives and product development collaboration.


Donor Advised Funds

PAMELA DOHERTY, Director of Development, The San Francisco Foundation

With 24 years of experience in the philanthropic arena, Pamela Doherty is Director of Development at The San Francisco Foundation, where she works closely with individuals, families and private foundations who are considering a DAF.Previously, she worked as a consultant specializing in nonprofit management, board governance and fundraising. Prior to that she served as Chief Executive Officer for Carondelet Foundation, the fundraising entity for a healthcare network in Southern Arizona. Pamela was the founding Executive Director for the Center for Planned Giving at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, where she worked with individuals and families to craft effective strategies for charitable giving and for leaving a legacy. She also provided counsel and training on charitable gift planning to nonprofit organizations and professional advisors. Pamela achieved the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 1998.