Program Highlights

Program Highlights


December 2016 - Starting a Non-Profit Organization

October 2016 - Ethics Education Panel and Sales Tax/Use Tax Workshop with Lance Christiansen

September 2016 - Meet the Funders with Foundation Panel

Summer 2016 - Summer Social

June 2016 - Fostering Diversity in Leadership with Karthick Ramakrishnan 

May 2016 - The Value of Collaborative Relationships Panel with Ruth Moir, Louisa Castrodale, and Pamela Jordan

April 2016 - Connecting with Donors Through Compelling Content with Michael Shepherd.  PLUS, a morning workshop on Effective Evaluation with Jenna LeComte-Hinely of HARC, Inc.

March 2016 -Non-Profit Finance with Gary Dack

February 2016 -Fundraising Best Practices with E-Mail Marketing by Mark Mikelat

January 2016 -A Presentation on Planned Giving Marketing by Ray Watts and Patrice Boudreaux of University of Redlands.  Plus, five morning workshops were delivered:

Setting Up A Fundraising Office – facilitated by Paula Kennedy, CFRE

Preparing for the CFRE Exam – Tim Evans, CRFE, is your host

Donor Recognition/Stewardship – Louise Cummings, CRFE, facilitator

Timing and Weaving a Strategic Plan – facilitated by Jim Weaver

New California Employment Laws – facilitated by David Mule

December 2015 - Gary Corgiat spoke on Renewing Your Personal Resilience


Eileen Packer and Liz Nabie, October 2015


On October 16, 2015 Chapter President Eileen Packer and board member Liz Nabie welcomed 48 luncheon guests for roundtable discussions with "experts" during AFP's annual Ethics workshop, PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR COMMON ETHICAL DILEMMAS.  Earlier the same morning, 25 registrants paid rapt attention to a webinar presentation, MAKING EACH RUNG COUNT: HOW TO BUILD A DONOR LADDER THAT GOES FROM ANNUAL GIFT TO ULTIMATE GIFT, organized by Sarah Clapp, the chapter's VP of Programs.


September 2015 Grant Writing WorkshopMeet the Funders Panel September 2015











On September 17, 2015 Liz Nabie expertly led a morning workshop entitled THE LETTER OF INQUIRY:  THE FIRST STEP IN GRANT WRITING with 35 participating registrants.  Attendance swelled to more than 70 guests for the luncheon program, MEET THE FUNDERS, which featured Jonathan Weedman of Wells Fargo Foundation, Celia Cudiamat of The Community Foundation, and Lisa Fujimoto of Change A Life Foundation. 

Spirtos Kelleher June 2015  Ellen Goodman 2015Consultants John Kelleher, CFRE and Andrea Spirtos, CFRE presented THE ABC'S OF BOARD DEVELOPMENT to 40 morning workshop registrants.  Afterwards at lunch, Ellen Goodman, Executive Director of Palm Springs Unified School District Foundation, spoke on MOTIVATION, RETENTION AND ATTRACTION OF BOARD MEMBERS.


Eve Fromberg-EdelsteinBased on her personal experience as a nonprofit board member, executive director, and legal counsel to nonprofit organizations, guest speaker Eve Fromberg-Edelstein answered questions from luncheon participants on May 15, 2015 on the topic, BEST GOVERNANCE PRACTICES OF HIGHLY FUNCTIONING NONPROFIT BOARDS.

On April 17, 2015, Charles P. Howland, Senior Consultant & Principal, Marts & Lundy, led the morning workshop, TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS.  He was followed by a lunchtime panel discussion of CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CASE STUDIES featuring Jeffrey Dvorak, Sue Knollenberg, CFRE, and Peter Sturgeon.
Charles Howland  Jeffrey Dvorak  Sue Knollenberg  Peter Sturgeon

Lee Hausner  Lee Hausner, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director of First Foundation Advisors, 
  was the presenter for our March 20, 2015, luncheon program entitled