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March 2022

Philanthropy Institute Class: Intro to Proposal Writing

March 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Free

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you won't want to miss one of Candid's most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: • The basic elements of a proposal • The "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal • How to follow up, whether the answer is yes or no Explore the entire list of coursework presented in 2021 -2022 by The Philanthropy Institute!

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In Conversation with Tri-Valley Mayors 2022

March 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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.         Mr. Newell Arnerich is a seven-term Mayor of Danville over the past 27 years while serving on the Danville Council. He serves on a variety of local and statewide committees. He is a director at several Innovations/start-up incubators in the USA and China. Mr. Arnerich, a CEO/Co-Founder, is a successful entrepreneur, professional architect and urban planner with offices in San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Mayor Arnerich serves as a director…

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April 2022

Philanthropy Institute Class: Intro to Project Budgets

April 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Free

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don't know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. We will discuss: • The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project • What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal Explore the entire list of coursework presented in 2021 -2022 by The Philanthropy Institute!

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Re-engaging Donors in a Hybrid World

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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May 2022

Philanthropy Institute Class: Intro to Corporate Giving

May 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Free

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: • The different types of corporate giving • What motivates corporations to give • How to find potential corporate partners This class will teach you to define different types of corporate philanthropy and their motivations. And you will learn how to find information about different types of corporate philanthropy. Explore the entire list of coursework presented in 2021 -2022 by The Philanthropy Institute!

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Going for Gold… Or Even Platinum

May 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

  Candid, formerly GuideStar, is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. This information advances transparency, enables donors to make better decisions and encourages charitable giving. Candid provides information on every nonprofit registered with the IRS. The information comes from several sources: nonprofit organizations themselves; the federal government; and partners in the nonprofit sector. The focus of this program is how you can collect and provide information about your organization to achieve the highest "seal of transparency".  There are four levels/seals: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. We will also discuss nonprofit profiles on Charity Navigator and Great Nonprofits. Attention small nonprofits: When you earn a 2022 Gold Seal from Candid, receive FREE access to Foundation Directory Essential- a resource that helps you win more grants!* *For nonprofits with a budget under $500,000 Program requirements: This will be a hands-on program. In advance of the program, we recommend that…

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Twilight Tastings Fundraiser at Page Mill Winery!

May 12 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

TVNPA is thrilled to invite our community of supporters out to beautiful Page Mill Winery to gather at Twilight Tastings on May 12, 2022! Celebrate the beauty of Springtime in Livermore wine country amongst good company while enjoying delicious food and wine. The event benefits the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund 2022 Grant Program as we enter into our second round of grant distributions to local nonprofit organizations this year. Tickets are $15 per person to attend and may be purchased at the door. No advanced registration or ticket purchases are required prior to the event. During the first quarter of 2022, the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund successfully distributed $25,000 to seven  nonprofit organizations in the region with awards up to $5,000. These unrestricted grants assist organizations in achieving their critically important missions serving people and causes through the Tri-Valley. Contributions are made directly online through our partner organization at CHEF (Community Health…

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June 2022

Fundraising in the Post-Pandemic World!

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

People are more generous than ever right now and knowing how to welcome this generosity has changed drastically. Do you know how to attract generosity and create lifetime donors now? Do you know the number one way to welcome donors, educate them and turn them into your ambassadors? What are you doing right now to maximize opportunities and what will you do next year? Join author, advisor, professional speaker and award-winning fundraiser, Dee Dee Kiesow as she takes you on an adventure to raise record money with less effort. Her high energy program begins with a mindset shift exercise you can use every day - especially in the new world environment where doing things like you used to will leave you behind. The interactive program will make stops at “Doer and  Donor Enrollment Junction” as well as the visit to "The robots do not raise money for you” whistle-stop and…

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Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center!

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  We can't wait to see you all in person once again at TVNPA's CommonPoint Nonprofit Center Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! PLEASE NOTE: There is no need to preregister for this event and you do not need to be a TVNPA member to attend the ribbon cutting and the chamber reception immediately following the ceremony. TVNPA has always believed that "Together, we're better" and we welcome our entire community to attend. Just come on over and celebrate the launch of our new space designed specifically to serve nonprofit organizations! The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA) will host a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Livermore Chamber of Commerce at CommonPoint Nonprofit Center, a co-working space and community resource center in downtown Livermore, fulfilling a long-held vision by TVNPA Co-Founders Kathy Young and Mony Nop. Open since March 1, 2022, CommonPoint is located at 164 North L Street and is…

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JOYA Wine it Up Fundraiser 2022!

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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