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  The Bankhead Theater or TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center 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!

Thank you to Sandia National Laboratories for sponsoring our 2023 Community Programs!

Past Monthly Program Topics:

September 2023How to Develop a Major Gifts Program
Juliana Schirmer, TVNPA Communications & Development Director
July 2023Cyber Security: How Not to Get Hooked on Phishing
Denise Grayson, Sandia National Laboratories
Ruchi Banerjee, Sandia National Laboratories
June 2023Set Yourself Up For Success – Sustainable Fundraising Practices
Lara Calvert, Spectrum Community Services
Angie Carmignani, MAC & Associates
Jen Lenard-Benson, Sunflower Hill
May 2023Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Robert Nuddleman, Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C.
April 2023Ins and Outs of Perception; Crafting the Culture and Brand of Your Organization
Melanie Sedak, Valley Humane Society
March 2023In Conversation with Tri-Valley Mayors
Panel discussion led by Marti Sutton
John Marchand, Mayor of the City of Livermore
Melissa Hernandez, Mayor of the City of Dublin
Mark Armstrong, Vice Mayor of the City of San Ramon
Karla Brown, Mayor of the City of Pleasanton
Robert Storer, Mayor of the Town of Danville
February 2023Banking and Investing for Nonprofits: Through the Eyes of Financial Services
Panel discussion led by Kathy Young
Charles Crohare, Uncle Credit Union
Judith Feuer, Edward Jones
Greg Mellor, First Citizens Bank
Kimbrely Gruidl, Fremont Bank
Matthew Petroski, Armanino Foundation
Lydia Santin, Poppy Bank
December 2022Fireside Chat: Celebrating Our Volunteers
Panel discussion lead by Kathy Young
Chris Carter, Livermore Valley Arts
Carolyn Siegfried, Pedrozzi Foundation
Christine Dillman, Tri-Valley Haven
Susan Houghton, Three Valleys Community Foundation
Angie Carmignani, Nonprofit Consultant
October 20227th Annual Grantmakers Panel
Panel discussion lead by Carolyn Siegfried
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.
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