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The Vivanista Fundraising Summit

Friday, November 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 4:30 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Fundraising Summit
Includes Friday November 11 Star Bar and Cocktail party in addition to the Fundraising Summit November 12, 2011.
Ended $99.00 $0.00
Star Bar and VivaBrite Awards   more info Ended $40.00 $0.00
Young Leader - (Under 25 Years Old)
Saturday November 12 only.
Ended $25.00 $0.00
Sorry I can't attend, but I'd like to donate to the Vivanista Foundation Ended

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Event Details

November 11-12, 2011, the Vivanista Fundraising Summit brings together volunteers, leaders, field experts and nonprofit professionals to learn and exchange best practices in creative, effective fundraising. Summit speakers will address a variety of relevant topics in a series of short TED-like talks, discussions and interactive workshops. 

Why You Should Attend:

  1. Improve fundraising profitability ad long-term viability in an uncertain economy. 
  2. Acquire new, tangible fundraising tools that can be integrated immediately.
  3. Gain access to experts for real-life fundraising and donor-loyalty advice. 

COST: $99

Includes kick-off party and all-day conference 

STAR BAR & VIVABRITE AWARDS - Friday, November 11, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM


The Summit kicks off Friday, November 11th Star Bar Cocktail party and VivaBrite Awards, where there will be wine and technology pairings, face-to-face access to fundraising experts, and mingling with fellow attendees. Nominate a VivaBrite >> 

Hosted at 12 Gallagher Lane 

This 3,300 square-foot art salon is split between a grand 2,500-foot first floor and an 800 square-foot private loft area and is located in the emerging Art District or Gallery Row — commonly known as the Moscone West and Yerba Buena Gardens district in downtown San Francisco. 

THE FUNDRAISING SUMMIT - Saturday, November 12, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Vivanista’s Fundraising Summit disrupts the traditional nonprofit conference.  Leveraging successful corporate strategies, the stellar line-up of speakers address hard-hitting issues nonprofits and volunteer groups are similarly facing: branding, media relations, corporate sponsor sales, ROI-based events and how to maintain sustainable audiences. 




Distinguished speakers include:

  • Bryan Breckenridge, Community leader for nonprofits at LinkedIn
  • Adriana Gascoigne, Founder of Girls in Tech
  • Susan Gordon, Director of Nonprofit Services at Causes (Facebook App)
  • Lesley Mansfield, CEO of Razoo, a leading social fundraising platform
  • Tamara Mendelsohn, VP of Marketing at Eventbrite 
  • Giulia McPherson, Deputy Director of Citizen Advocacy at CARE USA
  • Gina Reiss-Wilchins, Director, UN Foundation Girl Up
  • Tamsin Smith, Co-founder of (RED)
  • Rick Smolan, TIME, LIFE and National Geographic Photographer, best known as the creator of the 'Day in the Life' book series 

See full speaker lineup >> 


Hosted at San Francisco Art Institute 





8:15     WELCOME       

Keynote: Rick Smolan - Fundraising Campaigns

Brand or DieCompeting for Donations In A Crowded Uncertain World

CrowdsourcingWeeding thru the Crowd to Drive Real Donations            

Philanthro-TeensLessons From A Rising Generation of Leaders

Event PromotionUsing Social Platforms to Drive Ticket Sales

Young ProfessionalsCultivating And Engaging The Savviest of Volunteers

AuctionsMaximizing Return On-line and In-Person

Auction Wars Battle for the Best Bid, Baby!


12:00 LUNCH

Leadership: Learn To Seize Control and Expand Your Influence

On-line DonationsOptimizing Google Grants

Corporate SponsorshipsSolicitation Made Easy 


Engaging CommunitiesCultivating & Inspiring Volunteers

Stellar Events: What Makes a Memorable Event

Social Media Tricks, Tips and Tweets!



**Please note that all times listed above are estimates.

Learn more, visit us at Vivanista.com

Contact Us

Attendees and Partners please contact Annie Vranizan, annie@vivanista.com

Nonprofits and Press please contact Stacy Colemen, stacy@vivanista.com


Have questions about The Vivanista Fundraising Summit ? Contact the organizer

When & Where

800 Chestnut Street

Friday, November 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 4:30 PM (PST)

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