Upcoming Events

Taking the Mystery out of Moves Management

Topic:  Major Gifts Management
Event Date:  August 2, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 pm
End Time: 1:30 pm

Additional Information:

This experienced panel of major gifts professionals will share how Moves Management is used to cultivate prospects toward giving a first time significant contribution, and steward major donors to continue and increase their support. Case studies of real prospects and donors will illustrate how to effectively use this system as a major gifts officer, and as part of a larger development team. There will be an opportunity for participants to workshop their own prospects and donors in breakout groups led by panelists during the second half of the session. Please attend with written background information on a potential donor (keeping the individual or couple anonymous) you’d like to work with during the breakouts.

Panelists: Shernaz Polad Boga, Associate Director of Leadership Gifts, ACLU Foundation of Northern California; Katiti Crawford, Director of Donor Engagement, SFJAZZ; and Leigh Illion, Director of Leadership Gifts, Alameda County Community Food Bank; Brenda Laribee, Fund Development Consultant. We will also be joined by Ziba Marashi, Associate Director of Leadership Gifts at the ACLU, who will be a breakout group leader.
Moderator: Lisa Hoffman, Coach – Consultant.

Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety

Topic:  Dealing with Anxiety
Event Date:  September 23, 2018
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Additional Information:

Please join a gentle day of compassionate mindfulness, meditation and therapeutic practices to find ease and comfort in dealing with anxiety. You’ll learn how to identify and interrupt automatic, entrenched thoughts and feelings that so often lead to that familiar downward spiral. You’ll also find support and kind community as you try out skills and tools to reduce the pain and challenge of these difficult states of mind and heart. The workshop takes place at San Francisco Zen Center’s Green Gulch Farm, in Muir Beach, California, against the backdrop of a quiet and lush valley a 45 minute walk from the ocean.