Monthly Programs

TVNPA Monthly Meetings are always open to the community at large at no cost.

Learn new skills, network with other nonprofits and businesses, discover answers to unanswered questions, ponder new paths for your organizations.  All of this happens for attendees at each of our monthly program meetings.  Our meetings are held the second Thursday of each month (with a few exceptions:  be sure to check the calendar page).

Monthly programs are free, open to all, and feature knowledgeable experts on topics of import to nonprofits. Programs are made possible by the generosity of our program sponsor The Bankhead Theater, funding from TVNPA memberships, individual donors, and raffles – with wonderful prizes (in-person meetings only).

TVNPA is dedicated to keeping our members and guests safe during the pandemic while still providing compelling programming. Beginning in March 2020, we adjusted our monthly programs to be held via Zoom. We hope to resume in-person meetings as soon as safely possible.

In-person programs are held at The Bankhead Theater in Livermore from 10am-noon. The theater is located at 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA 94550

Past Monthly Program Topics:

August 2021Leveraging Donor Advised Funds for Fundraising Success
Lisa Barr, Regional Director, West – National Philanthropic Trust
David Russo, Senior Director, Planned Giving & Corporate Relations – Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County.
July 2021Walking the Path Towards Board Inclusivity
Jim Taylor, Vice President of Leadership Initiatives – BoardSource
Dr. Lydia Hughes-Evans, Founder & CEO – Pure Momentum Consulting
Dr. Renee Ross, Founder – The Ross Collective
June 20216th Annual Grantmakers Panel – Through the Grantmaker’s Lens: Refining Strategies in Seeking Funds
Nadine Horner, MBA, CAE – Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Allison Magee – Zellerbach Family Foundation
Terry Mock – Clif Family Foundation
C. Davis Parchment – Candid
Nichelle Rachal – The Clorox Company
Mary Ann Rozsa – Rotarian Foundation of Livermore
May 2021The Dangers of Unconscious Demotions
Suzanne Wertheim, Ph.D., Founder & CEO – Worthwhile Research & Consulting
April 2021Fundraising in the “New Normal” Times: Navigating Changes in Event Development & Logistics
Chris Carter – Livermore Performing Arts Center
Freddie Silveria, BAS – FSA Auctions
March 2021Getting Back to Normal! Keeping Workers and Volunteers Safe
Robert Nuddleman – Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C.
February 2021Meet the New Mayors: Strengthening Relationships Between Cities and Nonprofits
Karla Brown (Pleasanton)
Melissa Hernandez (Dublin)
Dave Hudson (San Ramon)
Bob Woerner (Livermore)
January 2021Getting to YES! The Art of Influence
Amy Aines, CEO – Damianakes Communications
December 2020Together We’re Better: Sharing Solutions & Celebrating Community to Close Out a Year Like No Other
October 2020Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into Board Culture and Performance
Jim Taylor, Vice President Leadership Initiatives – BoardSource
October 2020 (Special Meeting)Meet the Candidates (Alameda County Supervisor)
Vinnie Bacon
David Haubert
September 2020TVNPA 2020 Forum: Learn with Us, Lead with Us – Black Lives Matter
Caretha Coleman, Chairman – Dignity Community Care
Jackie Bouvier Copland, Ph.D., Founder of Black Philanthropy Month; Founder CEO of The WISE Fund
James W. Head, President / CEO – East Bay Community Foundation
Harold Roundtree, President / CEO – UNCLE Credit Union
August 2020Planned Giving Isn’t Hard…. You Can Do It!
David Russo, Senior Director of Planned Giving & Corporate Relations – Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
July 20205 Things Fundraisers Must Do Now
Jack Alotto, MA, CFRE – Stanford Institute of Philanthropy
June 2020Telling Our Stories Now
Andy Goodman, Director – The Goodman Center
May 2020Championing Your Cause: Advocacy in Contemporary Times
Catherine Baker in Conversation with Advocate Jennifer Fearing
April 2020Employment Law Update 2020
Robert Nuddlemen – Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C.
February 2020Storytelling, Engagement & Design: Make Your PowerPoints Shine!
Rick Altman – Host of Presentation Summit
January 2020Building Bridges, Forging New Partnerships (Building Business & Government Partners)
Steve McCoy Thompson, Executive Director – Partners in Education Foundation