Bridging the Gap
October 5, 2023
“Bridging the Gap” is a critical effort to confront and address the community’s multifaceted challenges surrounding poverty, healthcare, education, affordable housing, food security, and economic justice. We are honored to have Dr. Tiana Moore, Policy Director of the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative; Jim Pugh, co-founder of the Universal Income Project; and Dr. Larissa Estes White, Executive Director of the Racial Equity Commission with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. They bring their in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience to enlighten us on combating poverty and inequity. Sheila Burks, Manager of Equity and Inclusion for the Alameda County Community Food Bank, moderates a panel discussion on these urgent topics. Thank you to our sponsors of this program!
How to Develop a Major Gifts Program
September 6, 2023
Learn to tap into the transformative potential of major gifts, cultivate lasting donor relationships, and set the foundation for impactful giving that drives your mission forward. Presented by Juliana Schirmer, CFRE, she will share the mechanics of fundraising and the art of building lasting, impactful relationships. Learn from Juliana how to weave the threads of donor intent, organizational vision, and impactful engagement into a major gifts tapestry that not only funds but also fuels your mission's momentum. Thank you to Sandia National Laboratories or sponsoring TVNPA"s 2023 Community Programming!
Cyber Security: How Not to Get Hooked on Phishing
July 13, 2023
Join us for our July Community Program which will shed light on current cyber-attack trends and provide practical strategies to enhance cybersecurity practices. In collaboration with experts from Sandia National Laboratories' esteemed Enterprise Cyber Security Incident Response team, this program will give insight into the latest threats and techniques that can to safeguard your data and systems. Denise Grayson and Ruchi Banerjee will delve into the ever-evolving world of cyber-attacks and share real-world examples of recent phishing emails, demonstrating how these malicious attempts to deceive individuals can compromise personal and organizational security. You will gain a deeper understanding of the tactics employed by attackers and learn how to identify and mitigate such threats effectively. Thank you to Sandia National Laboratories for sponsoring TVNPA's 2023 Community Programming!
Set Yourself Up for Success; Sustainable Fundraising Practices
June 8, 2023
In this dynamic session, we will delve into the art of fundraising and explore the various cycles and processes that drive successful fundraising campaigns. Our knowledgeable panelists will share insights and expertise on a range of topics, including Direct Mail, Events (both online and virtual), and the essential elements of the fundraising cycle. Thank you to Sandia National Laboratories for sponsoring TVNPA's 2023 Community Programming!
Ins and Outs of Perception – Crafting the Culture and Brand of Your Organization.
April 13, 2023
Have you heard the phrase "Culture eats strategy for breakfast?” Brand and organizational culture are often ignored or placed on the back-burner by organizations, especially nonprofits. We become so focused on being mission driven, that we do so at all costs. Melanie Sadek will walk you through what brand and culture ultimately mean and how you can evaluate and influence these areas for positive outcomes. Nonprofits with a great brand and culture see greater volunteer and employee satisfaction, stronger community trust, and ultimately more financial support. Thank you to Sandia National Laboratories for your support of TVNPA's 2023 Community Programming!
In Conversation with Tri-Valley Mayors
March 9, 2023
Join us at the Bankhead Theater to discuss the connection between civic and community engagement. Featuring the mayors of Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon, we will focus on ways in which the relationship between cities and local nonprofits can be strengthened. Learn what is of importance to our city leaders and how we as nonprofits can best work together. Thank you to Sandia National Laboratories for sponsoring TVNPA's 2023 Community Programs!
Banking and Investing for Nonprofits: Through the Eyes of Financial Services
February 9, 2023
TVNPA is pleased to bring you a special program focused on banking and investing for profits. No two non-profits are the same. Size, maturity, funding sources, and programs all constitute a unique tapestry of organizations that have a common mission to serve our community. This landscape makes it difficult to understand common practices or share learnings across entities particularly when it comes to financial services. Thank you to Sandia National Laboratories for sponsoring TVNPA's 2023 Community Programs!
TVNPA Fireside Chat
December 8, 2022
We invite you to join TVNPA for a festive gathering and "fireside chat" on the importance of thanking your volunteers and incorporating their experiences into your nonprofit organization’s storytelling. Thank you to our sponsors GGS Consulting and Mony Nop Real Estate!
7th Annual Grantmakers Panel
October 13, 2022
TVNPA is pleased to bring back our Grantmakers Panel, featuring local foundations, city and corporate representatives discussing their grant requirements and charitable giving programs. This popular event is not to be missed by nonprofit staff members, board directors, and volunteers seeking an in-depth understanding of how grants are funded. Panelists will shine a light on their giving criteria and organization requirements, along with providing information on how to form partnerships with grantmakers and apply for grants. Representatives include: Susan Hayes - Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund, Jay Ingram - City of Pleasanton Human Services, Jack Mahoney - Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Michelle Walker Wade - Sandia National Laboratories, Cher Wollard - Livermore Commission for the Arts.
Fundraising in 2022: National Trends & Local Perspectives
September 8, 2022
In his July 2022 Chronicle of Philanthropy cover story, “The Giving Crisis: How Fundraising Can Bring Americans Back to Giving – If It Changes,” Drew Lindsay wrote that the “nonprofit industry [is] staring down the hard truth of declining rates of giving. Fewer than half of American households give to charity, down from two-thirds in the early 2000s.” Drew will join us during this virtual program to provide an overview of the national trends highlighted in his articles, including data from the Giving USA 2022 report. Shaké Sulikyan will moderate an interactive discussion comparing and contrasting the national trends with Bay Area insights. Our panelists, Marisa Melo, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Alameda County, Aarika Riddle, Executive Director of Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream, and Lisa Tromovitch, Founding Artistic Director of SPARC, will share their perspectives on the national trends and how their organizations are engaging more donors and volunteers. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own success stories.
Leading Others Through Change
August 11, 2022
We have all experienced shifts in the workplace, especially now as the world continues to change each day. This program is designed to give participants the tools and techniques to lead our organizations through times of change and crisis more effectively. As a result, participants will leave with a clearer understanding of what happens to people when an organizational change initiative (both expected and unexpected) occurs, and will feel more prepared to address the myriad challenges that come your way.
Fundraising in the Post-Pandemic World
June 9, 2022
Fundraising in the Post Pandemic World-is the first comprehensive assessment for the nonprofit fundraising world in these uncertain times. Dee Dee Kiesow addresses all the elephants in the room including those you cannot see and diminishes the fear of moving forward confidently. From her Six- Figure Fundraising Mindset chart of feelings and the words behind them to her scientific strategies for donor enrollment and lifetime donor value, she included all the variables and opportunities within the post-pandemic new realities. Included are real world scenarios you can apply immediately to your own organization for instant return on investment. This is a must read for you and your organization to escape the fears of Chicken Little and become Paul Revere.
Going for the Gold… Or Even Platinum!
May 12, 2022
Please join our presenters, Will Anzenberger of Valley Humane Society and Denise Bridges of Open Heart Kitchen, as they show you how to leverage your Candid (formerly Guidestar) profile to help you and your supporters.
Re-engaging our Donors in a Hybrid World
April 14, 2022
Building and sustaining engaged donor relationships has always been a critical component of successful fundraising. The model for what that looked like changed dramatically over the last two years, bringing both challenges and innovations to our development practices. As we all begin to reemerge from this period of “virtual reality,” how are we redefining best practices in donor engagement, balancing donor centricity with equitable practice, and rebuilding our donor communities through hybrid events and communications that afford greater access and inclusion? Join Lisa Salomon of Salomon Strategic Development for an interactive conversation and facilitated group discussion that will tackle these questions and provide an opportunity for us all to learn from each other. Thank you to our sponsor - GGS Consulting!
In Conversation with the Tri-Valley Mayors
March 10, 2022
Join TVNPA online to explore ways to foster civic and community engagement at an in-depth conversation with Tri-Valley Mayors . Featuring the mayors of Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and the Vice Mayor of San Ramon, we will focus on how strengthening the relationships between cities and local nonprofits can benefit the entire region. Learn more about our city leaders’ projects and plans and how we as nonprofits can best work together with city leadership. Thank you to our program sponsor!
How to Get Noticed – The Magic of Marketing Demystified
January 13, 2022
Robin Fahr of Visit Tri-Valley is back at TVNPA once again to bring us up to speed on how make your nonprofit shine in the spotlight! Robin will share the tips and tricks on how nonprofits can make the most of limited dollars to build buzz and garner attention. From putting together a marketing event to maximizing your social media, rising above the noise and being noticed—it all takes inspiration, collaboration and no small amount of perspiration!
Building Dynamic Nonprofit Board & Executive Team Partnerships
November 11, 2021
Join TVNPA online this month to explore how an organization can build a strong partnership between its executive team and board of directors. The quality of the board/executive team relationship makes a huge difference in your nonprofit’s performance. You can have a board that’s fully engaged and effective! You can build a strong partnership with your board! You can create positive momentum together! Seasoned nonprofit executive and expert consultant, Mary Hiland, Ph.D., will walk us through how to build the strong top leadership team your nonprofit needs and deserves.
Leveraging Donor Advised Funds for Fundraising Success
August 12, 2021
TVNPA welcomes Lisa Barr from the National Philanthropic Trust and David Russo from Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County as we explore how donor advised funds (DAFs) can play a key role in funding organizations. Major gift and planned giving officers, development professionals and nonprofit leaders will learn essential information pertaining to DAFs, gaining a deeper knowledge and solid framework to enable them to speak with confidence about this gift vehicle.
Walking the Path Towards Board Inclusivity
July 8, 2021
Many nonprofit leaders are seeking to build more inclusive boards & teams as they explore ways to support racial justice & address systemic inequality. We bring together Jim Taylor, Vice President of Leadership Initiatives at BoardSource, Dr. Lydia Hughes-Evans, Founder & CEO of Pure Momentum Consulting, and Dr. Renee Ross, Founder of the Ross Collective, to explore the path towards a more inclusive board for your organization and discuss concrete steps to your organization can take.
6th Annual Grantmakers Panel
June 10, 2021
TVNPA is excited to present one of our most popular programs at our 6th Annual Grantmakers Panel to support organizations seeking funding through grants. Join us to explore the grant application process through the lens of experts who offer and manage grants. Thank you to our sponsors!
Fundraising in the “New Normal” Times
April 8, 2021
We’re well into 2021 and organizations remain uncertain of what the future holds for raising funds through events. Chris Carter of Livermore Performing Arts Center and Freddie Silveria of FSA Auctions will describe their successful collaboration at LVPAC’s recent event as they walk us through navigating changes in today’s event development and logistics.
Getting Back to Normal! Keeping Workers & Volunteers Safe
March 13, 2021
As we see the light at the end of the tunnel, businesses are starting to reopen and workers are returning to the workplace. Whether you have one worker or over a hundred workers, you and your company must navigate a myriad of laws and regulations to ensure a safe and healthful work environment for everyone. We will be discussing caution points and best practices in order for you to create a safe path to bringing workers and volunteers back to the workplace. Join TVNPA online to learn more on this important topic!
Meet the Mayors
February 11, 2021
A panel discussion of the mayors of the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon focusing on strengthening the relationship between cities and local nonprofits. The conversations include the projects each mayor holds as a priority and how we as nonprofits can best work together as we move forward in 2021.
Getting to YES! The Art of Influence
January 14, 2021
What does it take to compel a person to take action? Amy Aines coaches us on how to harness the power of communication, illustrating five influence principles that cause people to say YES! Through stories and advice, she will reveal what it takes to create a convincing case and provide a roadmap for building support for the outcomes you desire. Thank you to our Program Sponsor!
Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into Board Culture & Performance
October 16, 2020
Jim Taylor, Vice President, Leadership Initiatives with Board Source. Many boards are interested in becoming more diverse but aren’t sure where to begin the next steps towards advancing their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations. In this session, Mr. Taylor addresses how this relevant work positively affects the mission of the nonprofit. Specific steps and best practices your board can take to foster a more inclusive and diverse culture within your board leadership are outlined. Thank you to our Program Sponsor!
Meet the Candidates!
October 12, 2020
TVNPA is pleased to host an online program for nonprofit staff, board directors, & volunteers in the region to meet Candidates Vinnie Bacon and David Haubert running for the seat of Alameda County Supervisor, District 1. Candidates discuss their view of nonprofits’ role in the community.
TVNPA 2020 Forum: Learn With Us, Lead With Us – Black Lives Matter
September 10, 2020
We dive into deep & relevant conversations with our panelists to address diversity, equity & inclusion in nonprofits & business. We explore how to adopt or expand these organizational core values to forge stronger and healthier communities for all. Thank you to our Sponsor!
Grant Maker Panel
September 23, 2015
In this panel discussion, speakers share grant requirements and insights on nonprofit funding as well as address questions from attendees at the program.