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.



For more information, please contact luncheons@dersf.org


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Elevator Pitch 2.0:

Using body, voice and breath to

strengthen your message



Friday, October 9, 2015
12:00-1:30 PM


Preservation Park, Robinson "B" Room

1233 Preservation Park Way

Oakland, CA 94612



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As the face of your organization, it's essential that you make a strong first impression. At its best, your introduction should open doors, engender interest and inspire confidence. This workshop offers a holistic approach to making a strong introduction. You'll learn how to use body language and verbal content to convey credibility and confidence, and connect with others. You'll leave with a new introduction, ideas to create verbal variety for different audiences, and techniques you can put to use right away. 




Laura Paradise

Laura Paradise is a former public interest lobbyist and development director who has worked on behalf of national environmental, poverty and youth development organizations. Now a career coach, Laura's practice dedicated to helping women deepen their ability to contribute to the workforce. Laura is a champion of authentic, embodied self-promotion. She has developed a unique communications methodology that integrates body language, metaphor and breath.



Though you may pay at the door ($15 for DER members, $25 for non-members), you MUST register in advance. Registration is on a "first come, first served" basis and must be completed no later than Wednesday, October 7th at 12pm. Our programs often sell-out before the registration deadline, so please do not delay.

If you choose to pay at the door, we accept checks and credit card payments for pre-registrations only.


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