Fundraising in the Post-Pandemic World!

Bankhead Theater 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA

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

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

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

  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

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund Check Presentation

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

We will present the checks to the recipients of the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund's Grant Program - second quarter. All are welcome to come an learn about the programs of these local nonprofits these funds will impact. Please email if you plan to attend.

Leading Others Through Change

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

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. Outcomes • Understand why change initiatives fail and how to ensure their success • Implement a framework to actively lead change efforts • Begin to plan for the success of future change through close evaluation of the current initiative • Continue to plan for the success of future change through close evaluation of the current initiative • Identify, acknowledge, and manage resistance to ensure an efficient transition   Please note:

Fundraising in 2022: National Trends & Local Perspectives


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 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.” On September 8, 2022,  we will discuss fundraising in 2022. 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

TVNPA Member Workshop – #IamRemarkable

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

Build confidence and exercise your self-promotion muscle during this complimentary #IamRemarkable workshop. Shaké Sulikyan, a trained #IamRemarkable facilitator, will lead an interactive session where you will participate in group discussions and exercises to develop the confidence and skills to promote yourself effectively. In this workshop you will: share data and research regarding self-promotion and bias participate in exercises that help you articulate your achievements and practice self-promotion have a discussion and share take-home exercises #IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. The space for this workshop is limited  - registration is required. Shaké Sulikyan is a nationally recognized nonprofit executive and change-maker. She’s dedicated her life to making the world a better place. Shaké has over two decades of experience in aligning talent and resources to drive large-scale initiatives,

TVNPA’s 7th Annual Grantmakers Panel

Bankhead Theater 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA

TVNPA is pleased to bring back our Grantmakers Panel, featuring local foundations, city & 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 In this panel discussion, speakers will share grant requirements and insights on nonprofit funding as well as address questions from attendees at the program. Moderated by Carolyn Siegfried, Executive Director of the Pedrozzi Foundation and  former TVNPA board chair, take

TVNPA & Axis Community Health Presents: Unite Us

CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 164 N L Streeet, Livermore, CA

Does your organization seek to connect users of your services to other service providers? is a free online platform for non-profits that enables participating organizations to seamlessly make referrals to other services as well as receive referrals.  This confidential, secure system facilitates referral completion and reduces the paperwork barrier for clients. Join us for this free lunch and learn with Karina Gomez, MSW, Community Engagement Manager with Unite Us. Learn about the networks’ features, including built-in client consent, confidentiality (HIPPA, FERPA, and 42 CFR Part 2), and data reporting features.  Participation in the Unite Us platform is free for non-profit organizations, thanks to generous support from Kaiser Permanente. We encourage service providers and supporting community organizations to attend. TVNPA and Axis are excited to support Bay Area organizations in learning about this bi-directional referral resource and to invite current users to share their successes with the platform.  As more

Power of Giving Celebration 2022!

Bankhead Theater 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA

Join us for our 2nd Annual Power of Giving Celebration! This not to be missed event gathers impact-makers from across the Tri-Valley who make a difference in the lives of our community. Together we will celebrate the nonprofits, philanthropists, volunteers and change agents who make the Tri-Valley, the Tri-Valley! This event will gather our philanthropic community for an evening of celebration, inspiring testimonials, and lively entertainment. Experience tasty bites and complementary wines and a fabulous raffle complete with with SF Giants Tickets, certificates for local cuisine and more. The evening's ceremony includes inspiration from emcee Dr. Dyrell Foster, President of Las Positas College; a powerful presentation from keynote speaker Colleen Gregerson, Executive Director of Battery Powered; hilarious entertainment with comedian Regina Stoops, and the grand finale awards presentation recognizing the amazing nonprofit and philanthropic leaders serving the Tri-Valley!   Keynote Speaker - Colleen Gregerson Colleen Gregerson is passionate about innovating