Learn – Network – Grow

In a Community of
Fundraising Peers

MGM Locations:


The Foundation Center

312 Sutter Street @ Grant

San Francisco, CA

6th Fl. Conference Room



Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation

2201 Broadway (near Grand)

Oakland, CA

6th Fl. Conference Room

note: building entrance is off of 22nd St.



Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM







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

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. 



Please join us for the first Major Gifts Magic session with our new Co-Chairs: Gillian Gray and Jill Jacobs. Many thanks to Valerie Schutz and Regina Neu for creating a terrific major gifts program at DER over the past five years. They recently passed the baton to Gillian and Jill, who are excited to provide the DER community with education and support in major gift fundraising!

Gillian and Jill look forward to seeing you on July 15 for the following interactive session with Katiti Crawford from SFJAZZ.



After the campaign is over: keeping your donors engaged


Date & Time:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
3:00 - 5:00 PM



Children’s Hospital Foundation

2201 Broadway, Suite 600

Oakland, CA

(Three blocks from the 19th Street BART station)




A capital campaign can energize donors and inspire increased future giving. After the campaign: take a big breath, dust yourself off and start again! 

Katiti will share her experience of how to:

·              Stay motivated

·              Find  the right level of engagement

·              Develop a cultivation plan for a future ask down the road! 



Katiti Crawford is the Individual Giving Director at SFJAZZ, a recognized international leader in jazz creation, presentation, and education. She is responsible for all fund development activities related to individual annual fund gifts between $1,200 and $100,000 as well as special capital campaign gifts as designated.

Prior to joining SFJAZZ, Katiti held a variety of development roles as major and planned gifts officer, annual fund director, and manager of campaigns and special projects. She has raised funds for Earthjustice, Planned Parenthood, San Francisco State University, the Grand Teton Music Festival, YWCA, and the Museum of the African Diaspora.  



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.




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