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Since its founding, DER’s regular luncheon workshops have provided professional development staff and consultants, Board members and other volunteers—as well as those exploring new career possibilities—opportunities to learn about nonprofit fundraising in an informal and welcoming environment.



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Pro Bono Resources: How to access pro bono support for you organization and have a successful experience


Friday, September 12, 2014
12:00-1:30 PM


Lighthouse for the Blind

214 Van Ness Ave

San Francisco



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Support for your nonprofit organization can come in many forms including cash, donated items, and donated services. At the September luncheon, we will discuss best practices for accessing pro bono resources and making sure your pro bono project is successful for your organization as well as the people who provided the services. The moderated panel conversation will include people from two organizations that provide pro bono services as well as representatives from two nonprofits that have recently received pro bono support.




Joel Bashevkin – Taproot


Joel Bashevkin has been the Executive Director of Taproot Foundation, Bay Area for seven years. With a focus on building a strong pro bono marketplace in the region, he leads the effort to engage business professionals, nonprofits and corporations in high quality, impactful pro bono engagements.  Focused on consulting to organizations undergoing tremendous growth and organizational development, Joel’s nearly 30 year nonprofit career includes the roles of JCC Executive Director, Contemporary Jewish Museum Deputy Director & Boston Food Bank Operations Director.



Steve Bowling  ACT (Alumni Consulting Team- Stanford University)


Steve Bowling is a retired Silicon Valley businessman. He has served as CFO, COO and CEO for various start-up and early public companies, primarily in the computer peripherals and telecommunications industries. He also served as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.  Steve does pro bono business consulting for non-profit organizations in the Bay Area, primarily with Stanford ACT.   He is a member of ACT’s Management Board, a trustee of Mid-Peninsula High School and a member of the Board of the Mandarin Institute.  Prior to his MBA from Stanford, he received his undergraduate degree from Williams College.




Dyan Ruiz – people.power.media (Catchafire nonprofit partner)


Dyan Ruiz is the Co-Founder and Reporter of the non-profit media organization  [people. power. media]. [people. power. media]'s mission is to create multimedia that amplifies voices from marginalized communities to empower their efforts to impact public policy on housing, immigration and poverty issues. Dyan has a Masters degree in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She has freelanced print, radio and video-based journalism for mainstream media in Canada, such as the Globe & Mail and CBC, and US-based independent media like The Real News Network. She has also reported for ethnic press publications, and has contributed to the largest daily newspaper in the Philippines, The Philippine Daily Inquirer. [people. power. media] currently reports on issues in the Bay Area.



You must register in advance, though you may pay at the door ($15 for DER members, $25 for non-members).  Registration is on a "first come, first served" basis and must be completed no later than Wednesday, September 10th at 12pm.  Our programs often sell-out before the registration deadline, so please do not delay.
Please note that if you plan to pay at the door, we can only accept checks as methods of payment. Credit cards may be used only to pay in advance.




On Lok, Inc.

Ian McCuaig is President of DER and Development Director at On Lok.  As consultant and staff he has helped to raise millions of dollars for worthy nonprofits. He is in his fourth year as a mentor for the local AFP Chapter and served as its President in 1999. Ian is a published commentator on nonprofit management issues and has been honored by the San Francisco Mayor and Board of Supervisors.



Mill Valley Philharmonic

Erin Tiedens has worked in nonprofits for over a decade, from volunteering overseas to program management in inner city youth organizations. She now focuses on audience and donor development in small to midsize art organizations. She recently returned to the Bay Area after earning her MS in Nonprofit Management from Milano School of International Affairs, Management, & Urban Policy in New York City.

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