Finding Ease: A Zen and Mindfulness Approach to Anxiety
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.
Major Gifts for Small Shops
This interactive, hands-on workshop will focus on how smaller development teams, even those with one staff, can integrate major gifts into its fund development program. The two-hour session will consist of a panel discussion, followed by breakout groups. It is part of a series that began with a focus on major gifts officers, followed by moves management, and continues with this program. Panel: 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; Ziba Marashi, Associate Director of Leadership Gifts, ACLU; moderator: Lisa Hoffman, Coach – Consultant. Please note that January 1, 2019 is a placeholder date; the actual date will be published later this year.