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 Honing Your Story: How to Create Short Messages that Attract Donors



Friday, February 12, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 PM


Registration opens on January 12th,

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Lighthouse for the Blind

214 Van Ness Avenue

San Francisco, CA


  When your organization and your programs are complex it can be hard to have a clear, compelling message that captivates donors. When your staff and board members are not using a unified message your story isn’t told as well as it needs to be.  Jennie Winton, founding partner of Mission Minded, will help you create a new elevator pitch that staff and board will want to use, and that donors will love to hear. Drawing from Mission Minded’s popular Minute Message Model you’ll leave the luncheon with an exciting new message you can try out on colleagues when you get back to the office.



Jennie Winton - Founding Partner of Mission Minded


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Major Gifts Magic



 Please check back for more information on the next MGM session



The Foundation Center

312 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94108



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Fundraisers Anxiety




 Please check back for information on the next FAB session



The Foundation Center

312 Sutter St., Ste. 606

San Francisco, CA 94108


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Grantseekers Anxiety Support Program



Please check back for information on the next GASP session.


The Foundation Center

312 Sutter St., Ste. 606

San Francisco, CA 94108



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Holiday Party Update

DER's Holiday Party has become a much-anticipated annual tradition for many nonprofit  professionals. Last December, as you will recall, a major winter storm forced us to postpone the Holiday Party to January. The response to this move was overwhelmingly positive. We heard from so many of you who recommended that we make this move permanent.
December, of course, is already a very busy month with celebrations, shopping, and travel, not to mention our profession's focus on year-end giving. Based on all of these reasons, we are planning to host a social gathering, a Post-Holiday Party if you will, in late January. Watch for more details in the coming weeks.
If you are interested in volunteering with the planning, email party@dersf.org. 
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