Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

You’re invited to the last AFP Silicon Valley member mixer of 2023!

Join us on Thursday, November 30th for a Winter Happy Hour at Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria in Mountain View.

Early Bird Registration is $25 and the price goes up to $30 on 11/24. Your registration includes one drink ticket (beer, wine, or non-alcoholic drink) and pizza and appetizers!

Let’s celebrate  together (festive holiday sweaters or clothing that sparkles is not required, but encouraged) the end of 2023 as we look forward to an amazing 2024 for our Chapter.

Thursday, November 30

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, 790 Castro Street, Mountain View


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Leveraging Donor-Advised Funds for Fundraising Success

Tuesday, December 12, 2024

11:30am - 1:30pm

LinkedIn Offices in Sunnyvale

AFP Members $35 / Non-Members $50


This presentation will equip development professionals with knowledge about donor-advised funds (DAFs) so that they can speak with confidence about this gift vehicle. Attendees will learn the benefits of working with DAF donors to increase philanthropic commitments to their charities; how a DAF can accept complex assets; how to use DAFs to bring multiple generations into the philanthropic conversation; how DAFs can be used for estate planning purposes, and more.


Speaker Lisa Barr, CAP® is Senior Director, Head of U.S. West at National Philanthropic Trust (NPT). NPT is the largest independent provider of donor-advised funds, and its mission is to provide philanthropic expertise to donors, foundations, and financial institutions, enabling them to realize their philanthropic aspirations. Lisa cultivates relationships with financial advisors, providing consultative support to help clients achieve their philanthropic goals. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Prior to joining NPT, Lisa was Director of Philanthropic Entrepreneurship at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She has also held executive director and fundraising roles at nonprofit arts organizations on the East Coast. Lisa is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Northern California Planned Giving Council. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Boston University Questrom School of Business and a Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University. Lisa holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation and is a certified 21/64 philanthropic advisor.

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