Learn – Network – Grow
In a Community of
312 Sutter Street @ Grant
San Francisco, CA
6th Fl. Conference Room
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation
2201 Broadway (near Grand)
6th Fl. Conference Room
note: building entrance is off of 22nd St.
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Major Gifts Magic!
Major Gifts Magic (MGM) is a free, peer support forum for major gifts officers and directors to share major gifts fundraising strategies and tactics, meet challenges, and solve problems. Peer leaders with expertise in each session's topic will help address issues identified by the group. MGM co-hosts Gillian Gray and Jill Jacobs facilitate discussion and encourage all participants to contribute.
All MGM meetings are free of charge and held either at the Foundation Center in San Francisco, or other East Bay locations (see below for more details).
Major Gifts experience preferred.
How to leverage prospect research to accelerate philanthropic success
Date & Time:
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Children’s Hospital Foundation
2201 Broadway, Suite 600
Terence Kissack is the interim director of Prospect Development at UC Berkeley. Prospect Development manages information about UC Berkeley's donors and prospective donors with the goal of building lasting philanthropic relationships. In the past, Terence worked for a number of small Bay Area non-profits including the GLBT Historical Society and the Prison University Project.
Karolo Aparicio is the Executive Director at EcoViva, an Oakland-based organization working on economic development and environmental sustainability in Central America. Before joining EcoViva he led the Donor Services team at the Global Fund for Women and also led fundraising efforts at the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter, International Rivers, Save the Bay and Global Exchange.
Karolo has an MBA from San Francisco State University, where he also earned his BA, and an MA in Anthropology from Vanderbilt University. He serves on the Program Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter.
Major Gifts Magic is a free, peer support forum for major gifts officers and directors to share major gifts fundraising strategies and tactics, meet challenges, and solve problems.
Gillian has a passion for making the world a better place. She started her career with Voluntary Service Overseas and has worked for local government, stimulating inner city recreation. After an MBA, she moved into management consulting for Global 500 corporations, government and nonprofits. Her experience has honed her skills in developing relationships to effect change and secure major funding.
Major Gifts Manager, The San Francisco SPCA
Jill Jacobs is the Major Gifts Manager at the San Francisco SPCA and has 17 years of experience in development and 10 years of experience in major gifts. She has also worked at Homeward Bound of Marin, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and created a development department from scratch as the Development Director at Buckelew Programs, a regional organization that serves adults with serious mental illness.