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Nonprofit Fundraising

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This class will cover how the vision statement, mission, organizational objectives and case for support, translate into funding strategies. Join us for this low cost workshop! Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4lcobceab&oeidk=a07eetqpiync5b85c5f

The major fund development programs include: annual campaigns, capital campaigns, major gifts, board development, corporate and foundation grants, planned giving, and special events. Strategies and preparation for each type of fundraising will be discussed. Upon completion of the course, class participants will have an overview of the basics of the best practices in fund development today and an appreciation of the hard work, but great satisfaction that comes with raising money for great causes.

Key Topics
Overview of aspects of a comprehensive development plan
Pros and cons of special events
Key components to have in place for major gift campaigns
Practice doing the "ask"
Grant Proposal keys to success
Components of a successful fundraising board of directors

You will learn

If you are ready for your capital campaign
Basic understanding and appreciation of all aspects of a comprehensive development plan

What people have said

"Well organized and very interactive"
"Great Presentation - excellent seminar"

About the Speaker:

Nivisha Mehta has 15 years of experience in major gift fundraising, grant writing, special event planning and sponsorship, marketing, and program strategy and development for nonprofit organizations. In that time, she has raised more than $6 million and developed expertise in fundraising across diverse ethnic communities in the Bay Area. As a founder of the South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital, a nonprofit dedicated to combatting the epidemic of heart disease and diabetes that disproportionately impacts people from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Nivisha has raised more than $2 million for the Center’s expansion.

At Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Nivisha worked as the Cisco Giving Counselor and then managed the Cisco Foundation Habitat for Humanity Grants program, reviewing, processing, and approving all requests for national and international grants. Nivisha has volunteered on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter since 2003. She chaired National Philanthropy Day twice and became the organization’s president in 2016. Nivisha majored in marketing at Santa Clara University, from which she graduated with a B.S. in Commerce. She completed Fundraising School through the Center on Philanthropy at the University of Indiana and received her certificate in nonprofit management from San Jose State University.