Join us in Microsoft’s state-of-the-art Silicon Valley Conference Center (Microsoft Silicon Valley Conference Center, 1065 La Avenida, Building 1, Mountain View) as we share insights, tips, and tools from some of the world’s most successful fundraisers, including:
All Nonprofit Fundraising Masters programs also feature executive roundtables, where you get to introduce yourself to the group and share needs, resources, contacts, and best practices.
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Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Nonprofit Fundraising 101
Darian Rodriguez Heyman is an accomplished fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and best-selling author. His work “helping people help” started during his five-year tenure as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he edited the best-selling book, Nonprofit Management 101 (Wiley & Sons). More recently, he authored the best-selling Nonprofit Fundraising 101, the first truly comprehensive yet practical guide to all aspects of fundraising for your cause, and stepped into the Executive Director role at Numi Foundation, where he oversees their clean water and curriculum development programs. Heyman also co-founded the only global conference series dedicated to social media for social good, Social Media for Nonprofits, as well as Sparrow: Mobile for All. Heyman is an in-demand fundraising consultant and board retreat facilitator, and a frequent keynote speaker at social impact events around the globe.
Lynne Twist, The Soul of Money
For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty and hunger, supporting social justice, and promoting environmental sustainability. From working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, to serving in the refugee camps in Ethiopia, and helping save the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, Twist’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times we live in. Her best-selling book, The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources (W.W. Norton & Co.), shows us that examining our attitudes toward money—earning it, spending it, and giving it away—can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity.
Michael Brune, Executive Director, The Sierra Club
Michael Brune was appointed to his position at the Sierra Club, a nonprofit founded by preservationist John Muir in 1892, in January 2010. Prior to working there, Brune was the Executive Director of the Rainforest Action Network for seven years. He also worked as an organizer for Greenpeace. In 1999, while working at RAN, Brune ran a successful campaign to get Home Depot stores to stop purchasing and selling wood from old-growth forests, earning him Time magazine’s honor as its top environmental story of that year. Brune is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Daily Kos. In 2008 he published a book called Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal.
David Risher, CEO and Co-Founder, Worldreader
Risher has led educational and large-scale technological advancement for over two decades, first as general manager at Microsoft, and thereafter as Amazon's Senior Vice President for Retail. He founded Worldreader in 2010, and in addition to leading the organization and serving on its board, he is a member of the ESADE Business School's International Advisory Board and Princeton University's Comparative Literature Advisory Council. Risher has his MBA from the Harvard Business School and is a Schwab Foundation Social Enterpreneur of the Year Awardee, a Draper Richards Kaplan social entrepreneur, and an invited member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Miguel Gavaldon, Founder, Fundraise with Confidence
Gavaldon is a coach, trainer, facilitator, and consultant serving nonprofit organizations, philanthropic institutions, schools, and government agencies. With a passion for merging the principles of fund, organizational, and personal development, Gavaldon partners with executive directors, management-level staff, and board members. Previously, Gavaldon served as an executive director and development director for several organizations from 1999 to 2011, including San Rafael Canal Ministry, Fresno Barrios Unidos, and Equal Justice Society.
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Nonprofit Fundraising Masters builds the fundraising capacity of the social sector by producing live educationalprograms that feature on-stage interviews with renowned industry experts who collectively have raised billions, and by facilitating dialogue among our attendees. Our programs connect experienced and emerging nonprofit leaders to the tools and service providers needed to maximize fundraising results.