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GASP - Grantseekers Anxiety Support Program


Grantseekers Anxiety Support Program (GASP) helps new and intermediate grantseekers (0-3 year’s experience) build confidence and skill in their work. It also provides information for newer development and executive directors and grants managers.


GASP is an opportunity:

 ▪     To gain an overview of and practical details on topics of interest in the grant

       seeking process.

 ▪      To gain an overview of institutional funding in particular fields.

 ▪      To develop new professional relationships and advance careers.

 ▪      To share in-process proposals with peers and “mentors” who offer

        feedback—when announced.


Program Date:  Quarterly


Offered in San Francisco  and other East Bay locations (see program information).






Presented by Development Executives Roundtable (DER)


GASP is offered at no-cost to participants



  What are your Financials saying to Funders?

Do they support your campaign

or program goals?



Wednesday, May 4, 2016

4:00 - 6:00 PM



Foundation Center - San Francisco

312 Sutter Street, Ste. 606

San Francisco, CA 94108

Address and Directions







What are your financials saying to funders? Do they support your campaign or program goals? Lori Campbell, Northern California Loan Fund, Rosa King, Carl and Celia Gellert Foundation, and Lise Maisano, S.H. Cowell Foundation, will provide insights into their analysis of 990s and annual audits and what gives them confidence or pause in making recommendations to their directors for funding.




LORI CAMPBELL is the Financial Management Consultant at NCCLF.  Her experience ranges from running her own consulting company to being Executive Director for Congregation Beth Israel Judea and Chief Financial Officer for Summer Search. 


ROSA KING serves as Program Officer at The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation. Her experience in philanthropy includes donor advised fund portfolio management at Tides, and grantmaking at the Y & H Soda Foundation. She is program chair of the Grants Managers Network Northern California chapter and a regular presenter at family adoption workshops. 


LISE MAISANO recently celebrated 25 years with the S.H. Cowell Foundation.  As Vice President, Grant Programs she manages all grantmaking functions of the Foundation and shepherds Cowell’s Strengthening Families and Communities work. She also served on the board and executive committees of Northern California Grantmakers and the Foundation Consortium and was founding chair of LeaderSpring’s advisory council.


Full participation in the GASP workshop is applicable for 2.0 CFRE points.




There is no charge to attend GASP sessions, however, space is limited and advance registration is required.




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