Learn – Network – Grow

In a Community of
Fundraising Peers

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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Mobilizing Your Board for Greater Engagement:

Focus on Purpose, Not Performance



Friday, April 29, 2016
12:00-1:30 PM



Golden Gate University

536 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

University Auditorium, 5th Floor

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Have you ever commented to a colleague, in frustration or dismay, about board performance?  How you can't seem to get them more engaged?  How you would love their participation as you build a stronger major giving program?

Kay Sprinkel Grace has worked with hundreds of boards and thousands of board members (and been one herself) and knows all the resistance points (and how to get past most of them) that board members can reveal when they are asked to become more involved in major giving or other activities that rely on their connections in the community. Kay will look at board member engagement in major giving, board roles (touching briefly on her proven "AAA" program) and new ideas (drawn from the work of Richard Chaitt and Barbara Taylor at Harvard) about what we might just be missing when we think about our boards: What IS their purpose?  And how can developing a new sense of purpose resolve the issues of performance? 

Join us for this lively and provocative session.




Kay Sprinkel Grace understands the challenges of 21st century philanthropy as well as its opportunities, and brings her experience from working with countless nonprofit organizations to bear on the current issues affecting donor development, fund raising, outreach, message strategy and volunteerism.

As principal of her own organization since 1989, her clients include public media, hospitals, universities, arts and cultural organizations, environment and social justice organizations, churches and education, as well as community-based services. A sampling of her recent clients includes KQED; Oregon Public Broadcasting; Sustainable Conservation; On Lok Senior Health Services; Encore.org, California Pacific Medical Center; AIDS Service Foundation of Orange County; Oakland Symphony; Los Angeles Philharmonic; African-American Shakespeare Company; Barter Theatre; Girl Scouts of Northern California; Population Action International; Futures Without Violence; and others. A goal of her consulting is to mentor and strengthen leaders within organizations to grow their success while achieving their immediate goals.

To learn more about Kay Sprinkel Grace, please click here


Full participation in the Luncheon workshop is applicable for

1.5 CFRE points.



$25.00 - non-DER members, $15.00 - DER members 







Pre-registration and online payment is REQUIRED. Payments at the door will NOT be accepted for this luncheon. Registration is based on a "first come, first served" basis and must be completed no later than WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th at 5 pm. Our programs often sell-out before the registration deadline, so register early!



Individuals who sign up to attend a DER lunch and pay their fee online but subsequently cancel their registration will not be entitled to a refund. However, if they cancel prior to the online registration cutoff date, they will be entitled to a credit for a future lunch. To qualify for the credit, they must notify the DER Administrator (administrator@dersf.orgvia email 48 hours prior to the scheduled luncheon.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the DER Administrator at administrator@dersf.org.




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