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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 Cultivating and Soliciting

Major Gifts -

Stories and Lessons

Learned from the Field




Carolyn Doelling

Director of Philanthropic Services

East Bay Community Foundation



Date and Time:

Friday, August 12, 2016

12:00-1:30 PM




 East Bay Community Foundation

 James Irvine Foundation Conference Center

 353 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

 Oakland, CA 94612

Location and Directions




As the East Bay Community Foundation’s Director of Philanthropic Services since 2005, Carolyn Doelling has worked with hundreds of individual and institutional major donors in our community. She will share with us stories from the field and lessons learned from cultivating relationships with major donors and then asking for their investment in EBCF when the time is right. Doelling will also draw from her previous experience in the for-profit sector and longtime volunteer involvement with community nonprofits to speak to and answer questions about the best way to cultivate and solicit major gifts – must have skills in the toolbox of any successful fundraiser!

This is the second session of DER’s three-part series on major gifts. The May lunch focused on major donor acquisition and September’s lunch will be on major donor stewardship.

Join us at the East Bay Community Foundation in downtown Oakland for the heart of major donor work – cultivating and soliciting gifts.



 Carolyn Doelling - Carolyn is Director of Philanthropic Services for the East Bay Community Foundation. In that capacity, she is responsible for relationships with the Foundation’s over 400 individual and institutional clients. Before joining the Foundation in 2005, Doelling headed her own consulting firm specializing in strategic marketing and training for major international corporations such as Citibank, Wells Fargo, and Hewlett Packard. Doelling has long served on the governing Boards of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the Crowden Music Center in Berkeley, and the Berkeley Public Education Foundation.To be announced


This workshop is pending approval for 1.5 CFRE credits.



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








Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Registration is based on a "first come, first served" basis and must be completed no later than WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th at 12 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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