SVCN has converted our popular one-day conference on nonprofit fund development to a five-part webinar series.

Funding Your Impact

A nonprofit fundraising webinar series

The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits' 6th annual Funding Your Impact Summit will happen VIRTUALLY

Okay, okay ... virtual events aren't particularly exciting at this point, but the content of this webinar series IS exciting!

The theme this year is: Fundraising in Uncertain Times. Although it's important to be honest about the challenging times we're facing--as Kermit the Frog says, "it's not that easy being green"--we are striving to bring you some light, some humor, and some tangible ideas that will bring hope to this time in our nonprofit lives. 


We know budgets are tight, so we've priced FYI very affordably. 

$100 for members for 5* webinars

$180 for non-members

*Since Session 1 already occurred, series registrants will receive access to the session recording. 

Can't make it to all 5 sessions?

No problem! Choose from the ala carte menu!

$25 for members for 1 webinar

$45 for nonmembers

Um, is my organization a member, you ask. Here is where you find out if your nonprofit is a member. Not a nonprofit? Here is where you find out whether your business is a member. Or, email

Now, feel free to take a quick break to listen to Kermit, then, please, register for the webinar series!

Keynote Speaker

September 3, 10:00am to 11:30am

Community-centric fundraising

Vu Le

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the former Executive Director of RVC,a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.

*Please note that this session will not be recorded so no video will be available for registrants who cannot attend.

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Recorded on August 6

Fundraising in a time of national uncertainty

Chelsey Souza discusses the Giving USA report and implications of the pandemic and social justice movements, and reviews strategies for stewarding donors virtually and techniques for engaging board members in fundraising.

Sponsored by Essex & Drake + Sanford Institute of Philanthropy 

Recorded on August 13

From sweat equity to full cost recovery: engaging funders

How can nonprofits engage with donors about what it really costs to serve economically + socially disadvantaged communities? How can leaders leverage resources to support a more just society by understanding organizational needs? David Greco answers!

Sponsored by All Stars Helping Kids


Vera deVera

Duane Wilson

Recorded on August 20

Ethical storytelling

Storytelling opportunities can engage donors by explaining a CBO's mission, vision, values, and services. At the same time, attempting to tell eye-catching stories can lead nonprofits down a slippery slope of sensationalism and stereotypes. This session by Anita Varma offers a set of ethical principles and practices to help guide nonprofit organizations toward stronger storytelling. 


Jessica Paz-Cedillos

Usha Srinivasan

Demone Carter

Sponsored by Markkula Center of Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University

Recorded on August 27

Virtual events -- you can do it!

Vinney Arora hosts a panel of nonprofit event experts,  including Chris Wilder and Anna Nguyen, to discuss how they braved the new territory of virtual (and creative) events and WON! Or, at least, escaped unscathed! Learn tips and techniques to maximize attendance and engagement and more!

Sponsored by The Arora Collective