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 2024 is a four-part hybrid series taking place from May 14 - 16, 2024.

At-A-Glance Schedule
Tuesday, May 14 (In-Person)
9:30am Networking + Breakfast
10:00am Keynote
11:10am Panel
Wednesday, May 15 (Virtual)
2:00pm Session
Thursday, May 16 (Virtual)
2:00pm Session

Pricing & Registration

We are offering the whole series as a package deal or a la carte. Save $10 by registering for the package!
If you can't make a session you registered for, don't worry -- you will receive a recording later.


$100 members
$170 non-members
Package Includes:
Keynote (In-person)
1 Panel (In-person)
Networking + Breakfast (In-person)
2 Virtual Sessions


$35 members
$55 non-members
Includes networking + breakfast

In-person Panel

$25 members
$45 non-members

Virtual sessions

$25 members
$45 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 the FYI? No problem!
For assistance, please email Marvah Gorlorwulu at

Funding Your Impact 2024 Program

Day One - Tuesday, May 14

Beyond the Check: Cultivating Meaningful 
Corporate Partnerships (Keynote)

10:00am - 11:00am at Texas Instruments, Santa Clara

Dive into the realm of corporate philanthropy with our distinguished panel of nonprofit leaders. From understanding the intricacies of building long-lasting corporate partnerships to amplifying the impact of corporate giving initiatives, this session delves into the complex landscape of nonprofit-corporate collaborations. Hear from our nonprofit experts on their actionable strategies, best practices, and case studies that highlight effective partnership cultivation.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain unparalleled insights and elevate your organization's corporate engagement programs!

Panel moderated by Josh Selo (Bill Wilson Center)

Erika Evearitt (Silicon Valley Education Foundation)
Shobana Gubbi (Second Harvest of Silicon Valley)
Stani Peycheva (United Way Bay Area )
Co-hosted by

Building Capacity, Building Impact: Strategies for Sustainable Growth

11:10am - 12:00pm at Texas Instruments, Santa Clara

Sustaining a healthy nonprofit is challenging; growing a nonprofit’s impact is even harder! In this continuously changing landscape of giving, some nonprofits have found incredible fundraising success while elevating the needs of the community they serve. Join us for an enlightening session as these nonprofit leaders divulge the strategies, lessons learned, and pivotal moments that have amplified their organizations’ impact.

Whether you're seeking to scale your operations or expand your reach, this panel of BIPOC-led organizations promises to equip you with the inspiration and practical wisdom needed to realize the boldest aspirations of the communities we collaborate with and serve. 

Panel moderated by Veronica Goei (Grail Family Services)

Dontae Lartigue (Razing the Bar)
Maritza Maldonado (Amigos de Guadalupe)
Sara Reyes (Shine Together )

Day Two - Wednesday, May 15

Be A Bridge: Connecting Donors with Your Mission

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Virtual)

What is going on inside the mind of a philanthropist and why do they give to your organization? Learn how to assert your expertise (even when you feel like you don’t have it) and connect those with capacity and passion to your mission. Learn how to get clear on what motivates donors and use this knowledge to deepen connections with current supporters and to build relationships with prospective supporters.

Presented by Cat Slack (Cat Slack Consulting)

Day Three - Thursday, May 16

Demystifying Donor Advised Funds: Understanding Structures and Maximizing Impact

2:00pm - 3:00pm (Virtual)

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are a rapidly growing segment of today’s philanthropy tools. What are they and how do they work? Join us for this candid and accessible overview of DAF structures, donor controls, and the mechanics of grant recommendations. You’ll also hear perspectives on how nonprofits can set themselves up for success to attract DAF funds and maximize your organization’s access to these critical resources. You don’t want to miss out on this chance to the gain tools and insights needed to thrive in today's philanthropic landscape!

Presented by Lisa Barr (National Philanthropic Trust) and featuring Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez (MACLA) and Karen Kwan (Palo Alto Art Center Foundation)

Thanks to our Sponsor!


#FYI23 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:
$120 SVCN members
$120 SVCN members

A la carte:

In-Person Keynote

$35 members*
$55 non-members

In-Person Keynote

$25 SVCN members
$45 non-members
*Member rate for the In-Person Keynote is
for SVCN & AFP-Silicon Valley Chapter 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 FYI? No problem! Email Marvah Gorlorwulu at for assistance.