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.

TVNPA is dedicated to keeping our members and guests safe while still providing compelling programming. Beginning in March 2020, we adjusted our monthly programs to be held via Zoom. Currently most of our meetings are “hybrid” – allowing an in person option as well as an opportunity to connect virtually.  Please check meeting registration for details.

In-person programs are held at either at TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center or  The Bankhead Theater in Livermore from 10am-noon.  Location information is specified in the registration page for the event.

We thank the Bankhead Theater for its support of TVNPA programming!

Past Monthly Program Topics:

September 2022Fundraising in 2022: National Trends & Local Perspectives
Panel discussion lead by Shaké Sulikyan.
Drew Lindsay, Chronicle of Philanthropy
Marisa Melo, Meals on Wheels – Alameda County
Aarika Riddle, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream
Lisa Tromovitch, SPARC Theater
August 2022Leading Others Through Change
Arthur Barinque – Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
June 2022Fundraising in the Post Pandemic World
DeeDee Kiesow – The Six Figure Fundraiser
May 2022Going for the Gold…. Or Even Platinum!
Will Anzenberger, Development Manager – Valley Humane Society
Denise Bridges, Development Directory – Open Heart Kitchen
April 2022Re-engaging Donors in a Hybrid World
Lisa Salomon, Salomon Strategic Development
March 2022In Conversation with the Tri-Valley Mayors
Newell Arnerich – Town of Danville
Karla Brown – City of Pleasanton
Melissa Hernandez – City of Dublin
Sridhar Verose Vice Mayor – City of San Ramon
Bob Woerner – City of Livermore
Read all about this event in the Pleasanton Weekly!
January 2022How to Get Noticed! The Magic of Marketing Demystified
Robin Fahr, VP Marketing, Visit Tri-Valley
November 2021Building Dynamic Nonprofit Board and Executive Team Partnerships
Mary Hiland, Ph.D., Founder & President Hiland Consulting
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