Previous Nonprofit Educational Sessions

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Feb. 16, 2010 – Endowment Building for the 21st Century – Bruce Dickson, Dickson Financial Advisors, LLC

May 19, 2010 – Doing the Right Thing in Challenging Times – Janice Gow Pettey, CFRE, MNM

Aug. 17, 2010 – The Art of Motivating Board Members – Rose Lester, Lester Consulting Group

Oct. 19, 2010 – Donor Cultivation – “Simple” Five Step Process – Kelly J. Nimtz, UC Davis


Feb. 17, 2011 – How to Use the Power of the Crowd – Julie Gallaher, Get on the Map Search Marketing

May 17, 2011 – The Accidental Fundraiser – Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE & James S. Anderson, Goalbusters

Aug. 16, 2011 – Generational Dynamics of Donors – Gordon Fowler, President/CEO of 3fold Communications, LLC

Oct. 18, 2011 –   Why would Someone Want to Fund You? – Miriam Houghton, president, Expressions


Feb. 21, 2012 – The Power of Renew – Catherine M. Connolly, CFRE, Direct Marketing & Membership Consulting

May 15, 2012 – Friends, Followers & Fans:  Ethical Fundraising in a Rapidly Changing World – Julie Bornhoeft, MA, CFRE, Director of Development and Community Relations for WEAVE, Inc.

Aug. 21, 2012 – Future Gifts… relationship building for tomorrow’s needs – Julie Van Dooran, CSPG, Director of Planned Giving for American Cancer Society

Oct. 16, 2012 – How to know if a Capital Campaign Is right for you – Ruth Burgess, CFRE, Private Consultant and Board of Directors, Placer Community Foundation


Feb. 19, 2013 – Collaboration…the secret all successful nonprofits want to know – Gail Catlin, executive director of The Nonprofit Resource Center, Sacramento

May 14, 2013 – Development from the Donor’s Perspective – Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE, and James Anderson of GoalBusters, Flagstaff, AZ

July 23, 2013 – Fundraising in the Era of Big Data – Clay Buck, Wealth Engine, Vice President of Client Services for IDC, Henderson, NV

Sept. 17, 2013 – Behind the Curtain – Secrets of Successful Grant Seekers – Kevin Barri, President, Community Affairs for Wells Fargo Community Banking; Emily Begay, Teichert Foundation; Robyn Parker, Grants Committee Chair for the Women’s Fund El Dorado; Kären Woodruff, Vice President, Community Affairs for the Wells Fargo Foundation


Feb 18, 2014 – Seize Your Opportunities: don’t let that big gift pass you by – Tim Rodriguera, CFRE, The Salvation Army Golden State Division

July 22, 2014 – The Fundraising Trinity Panel: Uncovering the Magic Formula for Fundraising – Board Chair: Susan Peters, CFRE, Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises; Executive Director/CPO: Sean McCartney, Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County; Development Manager: Kathy Hurd, CASA El Dorado

Sept 16, 2014 – Social Media Archtypes… your organization having an online identity crisis? –                  Bryan Merica of IDMLOCO


Feb 24, 2015 – Plan Your Plan, Plan Your Success – Tamara Johnston, consultant for arts and media, social services, and health care

May 19, 2015 – Storytelling: Communicating Your Message with Infectious Passion – Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE of GoalBusters, Flagstaff, AZ

July 28, 2015 – Volunteers – Recruit, Retain and then Rejoice! – Kelly Siefkin, Communications & Development Director for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

Sept 22, 2015 – Estate Planning for the Rest of Us! – Darren Penny, MBA, Estate Planning Expert with Thompson and Associates


Feb. 23, 2016 – Are Your Fans Working for You? – Janet Osterdock, social media consultant, El Dorado Hills, CA

May 24, 2016 – After the Gift: Caring for Your Donors in Meaningful Ways – Beth Hassett, executive director of WEAVE, Sacramento, CA

Sept. 20, 2016 – 7 Key Steps to a Stronger Nonprofit Board – Daniel Dunne, nonprofit consultant, El Dorado Hills, CA


May 30, 2017 – Millennials and Philanthropy – Gordon Fowler, President and CEO, 3fold Communications