CBO fundraising class, Feb 26

Now, more than ever, it is critical that non-profits and community-based organizations steward and retain their best donors. These “missionaries” for local agencies can make all the difference as you stretch to do more with less. Join fundraising colleagues and guest presenter Rob Kusel, Vice President at Essex and Drake, for a discussion of tools […]

East Bay Fundraising Roundtable, Nov 20

The CBO Center will present “Creative Ways to Thank Donors,” with Kelli-Ann Nakayama, Thursday, November 20, 8:30 – 10:00 am at the John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill. $25 includes programs and breakfast – click to register Learn about donor stewardship and retention. Join your peers in an informal discussion of meaningful and unusual ways […]

Seminar shows non-profits how to prospect for donors, Sept 16

Prospecting Basics is an introduction to the process of identifying new donors for your organization. Diagnosis: Fundraising Success will help more experienced fundraisers determine if it is time to evaluate your agency’s fund development practices with a development audit. Prospecting Basics is taught by the Foundation Center, and Cheryl Clarke and Susan Fox – creators […]

CCRP’s fundraising is all talk no walk

To hear Contra Costa Republican Party (CCRP) Central Committee members Patty O’Day, Arne Simonsen, and other palace guards of county Republican Iman, Tom-Ali Del Becarro, tell it,—praise be his name!—the CCRP’s financial picture is so rosy, there is no need to disclose financial reports to anyone; not even other board members during meetings. But recent […]

CBO Roundtable on fundraising tech, Feb 21

The CBO Center will host an East Bay Fundraising Roundtable on February 21, at JFK University located at 100 Ellinwood Way, in Pleasant Hill. The Roundtable will be held from 8:30 am – 10:00 am and discuss “Selecting Your Next Donor Database,” with Robert Weiner. Let an expert help you understand what features you need, […]

Alegria spends $31,000 on consultant to battle Pinole citizens

“That’s a lot of money for some very bad advice,” said one observer. Recent fundraising financial reports show that the Concerned Citizens of Pinole, organizers of the Pinole Recall campaign, raised about $17,675 in 2007, $15,769 between July 1 and December 31. Meanwhile, recall target, Maria Alegria’s financials show her raising $30,865 in 2007, $30,447 […]

Meet the Grantmakers: Nonprofit funding in Contra Costa County

The CBO Center will sponsor a Meet the Grantmakers event on Tuesday, August 28th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, at the Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Panelists will describe their organizations’ funding programs and guidelines as they pertain to the East Bay, as well as provide “insider tips” for making a […]