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Funding Your Impact is an opportunity for nonprofits to get the fund development insights they need to start, sustain, or grow their impact.


We’ll share proven fundraising strategies from leading experts and discuss emerging tools and techniques in the fund development field. 

Funding Your Impact will be held from May 2 - May 4, 2023.

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#FYI22 is a five-part hybrid series of in-person and virtual sessions from May 2 - 4, 2023. See session times and full program below.


Discounted Package of 5 Sessions:


$220 non-members

A la carte:

In-Person Keynote
$35 members*

$55 non-members

Virtual Sessions

$25 members

$45 non-members

*Member rate for the In-Person Keynote is
for SVCN & AFP-Silicon Valley Chapter members

Package Deal!

Scholarships Available

SVCN is committed to making our trainings and webinars accessible to nonprofit employees who have been underrepresented in nonprofit leadership and management roles.

Questions about FYI? No problem! Email Marvah Gorlorwulu at for assistance. 


Funding Your Impact Summit Agenda

Day One - Tuesday, May 2

Fundraising Meets the Future: Exploring AI's Ethical Implications

9am - 11am at Texas Instruments, Santa Clara (In-Person)

Are you interested in learning more about the ethical use of AI in fundraising? Join SVCN and AFP Silicon Valley Chapter for our keynote panel conversation, where experts in AI ethics will explore the basics of how AI can be used for fundraising and delve into the ethical implications of doing so. 

You'll discover how AI can help streamline your fundraising efforts, but also learn about the potential risks and benefits of using it. Our experts will address the key question of how we can balance the need for innovation with a commitment to ethical principles. 

Whether you're a seasoned fundraiser or new to the field, this conversation promises to be an eye-opening exploration of the challenges and opportunities presented by AI in nonprofit fundraising. You'll leave with a deeper understanding of ethical fundraising practices and how they can be applied in a world of rapidly evolving technology

Panel moderated by Vinney Arora (The Arora Collective)

Featuring Panelists: Irina Raicu (Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Ethics),
Masheika Allgood (AllAI Consulting), and Maya Ackerman (Santa Clara University's School of Engineering)

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Co-hosted by the
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Silicon Valley Chapter


Day Two - Wednesday, May 3

Elizabeth Fields Workshop Title

10am - 11am (Virtual)

Topic would focus on nonprofit fundraising; specifically the vital importance of stewardship tying in how nonprofits can partner together to diversify their donor pools and reach new audiences. Partnership among nonprofits in a powerful tool in raising awareness and promoting their cause. External audiences want to see a unified front in advocating for the mission at hand. 

Presented by Elizabeth Fields, President & Founder of Jackson Fields Consulting

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Money Talks: How to Tell Your Nonprofit's Financial Story

2pm - 3pm (Virtual)

Crafting a financial story requires a shared understanding and interpretation of your organization’s numbers and how this connects to your current and continued mission success. It is often the connection for funder proposals that bridges the impact the organization has with how much it costs. This session will introduce leaders to ways to develop their financial story, which can be used to align stakeholder and organizational priorities, navigate leadership transitions, and convey how your programmatic work and finances fit together to create a comprehensive picture of your nonprofit's impact.

Presented by Alexandra Chan and Haydée Cuza from the Nonprofit Financial Fund

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Day Three - Thursday, May 4

Reel in Donors: Boost Donations with Video Marketing Mastery 

10am - 11am (Virtual)

Engaging your Board Members as Fundraising Ambassadors 

Join us for an interactive seminar designed for nonprofit organizations eager to harness the power of video marketing. Our expert-led session will guide you through the process of creating captivating videos that capture your audience's attention, inspiring them to become regular donors and fuel your mission. Participants will have a chance to engage in interactive exercises and collaborative discussions, learn the art of crafting engaging video content, and explore cutting-edge video marketing trends.

Presented by Suleman Sheikh, Purple Sheek Media

2pm - 3pm (Virtual)

More than ever, development teams are strapped for time, resources and capacity. Engage, educate and empower Board members to support the culture of philanthropy at your organization. We will discuss action-oriented strategies to recruit and engage diverse board members in fundraising activities, speak on the importance of recruiting a diverse Board, and share how to leverage Board members' unique perspectives as fundraising ambassadors. This will be an interactive workshop with activities and case studies so you can walk away with actionable next steps. 

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Presented by Corinne Kappeler and Allie Ladio from the Coral Collective 

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2023 Program

Power in Partnerships

"If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb 


It’s a challenging world for nonprofits and the communities we serve. Although the road to recovery from the pandemic has been pitted by roadblocks and slowdowns, we have all learned that by working in partnership, we are more effective at overcoming these barriers and even at building something new and beautiful. 


As we navigate the complexities of this time together, Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits invites you to our annual Activate Your Impact Policy Summit, at which we will explore this year’s theme--Power in Partnerships


Join SVCN--in-person--as we explore how collaboration and alignment in the policy and advocacy context can advance equity, build power, and support growing thriving communities. Designed for nonprofits that want to take their advocacy efforts to the next level, our summit speakers will provide inspiration and practical guidance about how to fearlessly drive policies that advance social justice. As always, the summit will provide tools to help nonprofits further policies that will advance their missions.

Activate Your Impact 2023 is planned to be an in-person, one day conference on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.


#AYI23 will take place as a one-day conference on
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
from 8am - 3pm

at Texas Instruments in Santa Clara.


$100 for SVCN Members

$150 for Non-Members

Scholarships Available
SVCN is committed to making our trainings and webinars accessible to nonprofit employees who have been underrepresented in nonprofit leadership and management roles.

Questions about AYI? No problem! Email Danna Elneil at for assistance.

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