Member Benefits

Become a DER member and connect
with a community that cares

Member Benefits

Become a DER member and connect
with a community that cares

A Friendly and Engaging Learning Environment

DER is a membership-based organization that has proudly supported the San Francisco Bay Area fundraising community for over 50 years by providing high-quality, affordable educational workshops, social events, and other special programs. By becoming a member, you will support the important ongoing work of DER, receive special member benefits (see below) and advance your professional development while contributing to the skills-building of local fundraisers and the nonprofit industry as a whole.

Our Friday luncheon series has hosted many of the top names in fundraising, including executives from successful institutions of all sizes and consultants who have shaped the field of fundraising. All of our programs also provide excellent networking opportunities. 

Whether you are looking for your next professional position, seeking a new member for your team, need to locate consulting services, or just want to meet like-minded peers who understand and care about the opportunities, challenges and issues we all face as fundraisers, DER is a great way to meet new professional colleagues in a friendly, engaging atmosphere.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

Professional Membership – Individual  |  $110

This membership is for consultants, employees of consulting firms, staffing and professional search firms, and other small businesses and corporations.

Non-Profit Membership – Individual  |  $85

This membership is for employees of nonprofits and foundations, including managers, directors, vice presidents, executive directors, CEOs, and board members.

Emerging Leaders Membership – Individual  |  Sliding Scale

This 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 April 1, 2022 and it is available to potential new members only.

Questions about Membership? Contact DER Membership Chair, P Tyrone Smith at ptyrone@dersf.org

Member Benefits

SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING

Discounts to special events, including the 2021 Corporate Philanthropy Panel (January) and Hank Rosso Forum (October).  Ability to apply/register for special programs like Masterminds and more!

DISCOUNTS

Discounts to all lunchtime professional development programs. Monthly program rates in 2022 are $20 for members and $45 for non-members.

MEMBERS ONLY

Access to the “Members Only” section of the DER website, including program speaker materials and other content available for download.

EMPLOYMENT

Free job postings on the DER website.

MEMBER DIRECTORY

Connect with your peers through our member directory.  Access to members-only networking and social events throughout the year!