Nonprofits need funding to promote the greater good.
Development staff are often the ones who articulate the impact of programs and services, and they are charged with attracting the donors and volunteers needed to reach their organization’s goals. Without effective development professionals, nonprofits struggle to raise the resources they need to raise the quality of life for all those touched by their programs and services.
Development Executives Roundtable (DER) has helped San Francisco Bay Area fundraisers be better at their jobs and advance their careers for over 50 years. We believe that providing high quality, affordable education and networking opportunities not only improves the lives of local development professionals, but also improves the lives of the people and communities impacted by their causes.
There Are Several Ways to Support DER:
The best way to support DER is to become a member and be an active participant in our educational events.
While DER collects fees from members, these funds only cover a percentage of DER’s total operating budget. Your donation ensures that DER can keep offering a robust range of fundraising educational and networking programs that are accessible for everyone.
If you are an individual, your financial gift to DER supports a thriving community of your peers and ensures you have access to the tools you need for professional success.
If you are a corporation, foundation or nonprofit organization, your gift to DER builds a qualified workforce in the Bay Area and expands the pool of prospective employees for local nonprofit organizations.
Our programming not only helps professionals learn the tools of the trade and access a network of support — it also increases job satisfaction and improves staff retention.
DER is a 501(c)(3) organization. To make a tax-deductible gift to DER, click below.
Contact us to learn more about volunteering with DER.
Volunteerism has been a vital part of DER’s culture since its founding over five decades ago, and we invite you to share your talents and expertise with us.
DER’s work is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Serving on the DER Board is a great way for development professionals to demonstrate leadership abilities while supporting our mission.
DER volunteers are also used to assist with our monthly luncheons and education programs. Volunteers support program committee chairs by identifying relevant topics, helping plan and promote DER’s calendar of educational events, recruiting panelists and speakers, and being onsite to help set up and manage events.