Celebrating 50 years of

Developing Together!


DER provides exceptional fundraising education in an inclusive and supportive atmosphere. 




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Programs & Events

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

Monthly Workshops 


Offered the second Friday at various locations, the monthly workshops offer presentations and panel discussions on timely issues in the fundraising field. Click the following links to join, register for a workshop or get on our mailing list.

Support Groups

Major Gifts Magic (MGM) 


A forum for major gifts officers and directors to share major gifts fundraising strategies and tactics.  Designed specifically for senior level professionals and volunteers directly involved with the major gifts solicitation process.


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Fundraisers Anxiety Busters (FAB) 


A forum for intermediate and seasoned fundraisers, and nonprofit staff and volunteers with fundraising responsibilities to share fundraising strategies and tactics, meet challenges, and solve problems.  


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Grantseekers Anxiety Support Program (GASP) 


Provides new and intermediate Grantseekers with an opportunity to network and exchange ideas with their colleagues.  


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Web & Audioconference Series 


Presented locally by AFP-Golden Gate Chapter, DER, Mechanics Bank, and The Globe Newspaper Group, these broadcasts are shown free of charge at the East Bay Community Center. Offered monthly. 


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