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A Meeting of the Minds: TVNPA’s Critical Development Tools Workshop

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


TVNPA’s A Meeting of the Minds Workshop features “round-robin” discussion groups designed to bring together industry experts with participating nonprofit professionals, board directors and volunteers. We’ll explore four development topics in small group discussions guided by local nonprofit leaders who will rotate between groups. Organizations will be categorized by: The Arts, Health Organizations, Education, and Direct Services.

Workshops will last for 15 minutes each and rotate from one organization group to the next, until all groups have had the opportunity to participate in all four workshops. Workshop topics will focus on discussing nonprofit critical development tools and will feature:

• Marketing and Social Media for Events
• Database Systems
• Stewardship and Cultivation of Donors
• Board Engagement and Fundraising

Following the the round-robin sessions, attendees will convene in the auditorium for a thirty-minute Q&A session with topic experts. TVNPA welcomes you to bring your knowledge, experiences, stories and questions as we dive into exploring critical development tools together at a true “meeting of the minds” in our region!

Workshops Include:

Marketing & Social Media for Events
Event promotion is more complex than ever. Discussions will center on utilizing marketing best practices, including social media tools, to bring in the best attendance and achieve a strong return on investments for fundraising events.

Expert facilitators:
Mony Nop

Realtor, Mony Nop Real Estate
Founder, Rising Youth Leaders
Co-Founder, TVNPA

Sandra J. Wing, MBA, PMP
CEO/President & Founder at Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation

Database Systems
Research and selection of a donor database, also known as a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system, can be one of the most important decisions made by nonprofit organizations. We’ll explore systems that address an organization’s budget, size and needs as well as how to utilize a system for the best data tracking and analysis.

Expert facilitators:
Steve Berley, MBA, PMP
President & Developer at Left Propeller

Vera Packard
Executive Director, Lazarex Cancer Foundation

Cultivation & Stewardship of Donors
How well do we understanding the donor development cycle? This discussion will explore realistic strategies and tactics for cultivating prospective donors and stewarding our current donors to create a base of sustainable organizational support.

Expert facilitators:
Steve Glavan, CFRE
Development Officer of Major Gifts, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Board Director, TVNPA

Heather Greaux
Executive Director, Open Heart Kitchen

Board Engagement in Fundraising
What roles do nonprofit board members play in the development process? Let’s explore how to provide boards with the training they need to support their sense of responsibility and accountability for their fundraising roles as leaders of their organizations.

Expert facilitators:
Nadine Horner, MBA, CAE
External Relations Office for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Board Treasurer, TVNPA

Katie Marcel
Managing Director, Livermore Shakespeare Festival


July 11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Bankhead Theater
2400 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550 United States