Learn – Network – Grow

In a Community of
Fundraising Peers



Email: gasp@dersf.org

GASP - Grantwriters' Anxiety Support Program

Grantwriters' Anxiety Support Program (GASP) helps new and intermediate grant writers (0-3 year’s experience) build confidence and skill in their work.  


GASP provides an opportunity for those working in the nonprofit development field or for those interested in learning more about careers in development: 

  1. to share proposals currently in development with peers and “mentors” who will offer feedback and 
  2. to discuss topics of interest regarding the grant seeking process.  
  3. GASP also offers participants a chance to develop new professional relationships, help in a dvancing their careers and strengthening the support network for Bay Area development professionals. 

 to hear about the latest and greatest resources the Foundation Center has to offer.

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





Full participation in DER programs may be eligible for CFRE International certification points.

Presented by Development Executives Roundtable (DER)


GASP is offered at no-cost to participants


Lessons from Global Grantmaking:

How it is done and why it is needed



Wednesday, August 20, 2014
4:00-6:00 PM

The Foundation Center
312 Sutter Street, Suite 606
San Francisco


To Register:

Many Bay Area organizations address critical human and environmental issues on an international level. Join individuals from several organizations that conduct, fund and raise funds for such projects. Learn about current and anticipated trends in international grant making. Panelists will also describe what they look for in proposals, what motivates them to endorse a proposal to their boards, and how to best position your organization for fundraising success. Q&A and time to talk with panelists and other attendees will follow the moderated panel. 



Katherine-Zavala, Regional Director, Latin America/IDEX-International Development Exchange

Katherine has worked with IDEX since 2005 specializing in building partnerships, bridging networks and advocating for social justice giving. Katherine co-chairs the Latin American Funders Working Group and represents IDEX membership in the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance. 



Paul Carroll, Program Director/Ploughshares Fund, San Francisco, CA

Paul leads the Ploughshares Fund’s grantmaking efforts and works closely with its development team. He is a well-regarded expert on U.S. Dept of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons programs and North Korea.


Elizabeth Share, Founder/Wisegiving; Director of Foundation Relations/The Center for Investigative Reporting

Elizabeth has been helping foundation and corporate donors and nonprofits increase the impact of their work in communities worldwide for over 25 years. She is Senior Advisor with New Philanthropy Advisors.


Adam Weiner, Grants Manager/The Pachamama Alliance; Evaluation/Grantwriting Consultant

Adam has worked in international development for over ten years, writing/managing grants the past seven. At The Pachamama Alliance he raises funds to support environmental and social justice projects in the Ecuadorian Amazon.   


Registration information: 

There is no charge to attend GASP sessions, however, space is limited and advance registration is required by August 13, 2014.



Paula Randall, Development Director, Community Institute for Psychotherapy; Development and Communications Consultant


To Register:


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