As the landscape of giving changes, nonprofits will have to adapt and re-calibrate development efforts.

Funding Your Impact is Santa Clara County’s premier conference on nonprofit fundraising. This summit will bring together foundation, corporate and nonprofit leaders to discuss ways to grow nonprofit fundraising and revenue.

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


Package of 5 webinars
(for price of 4):
$100 members
$180 non-members
A la carte (each webinar):
$25 members
$45 non-members

Funding Your Impact will take place as a six-part series of live webinars from May 18 - 20, at 11am and 2pm each day.

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.


Day One - Tuesday, May 18

#1 - Storytelling AI: Using Artificial Intelligence to Make Actually Intelligent Social Media Fundraising Decisions

The lack of traditional fundraising events during this pandemic has adversely affected nonprofit recovery efforts. In today’s increasingly virtual world, a digital alternative can enable nonprofits to move past in-person fundraising and adapt to the new normal. In this session, learn about Storytelling AI--an innovative solution and alternative to traditional fundraising in the COVID-19 context. Presented by Alexander Jivov, CEO & Founder of Hopeful Inc.

#2 - Extra! Extra! Generating & Leveraging Media Buzz to Fundraise

In a time of news overload, especially in the wake of COVID, how do we tell the stories highlighting our work and impact in a meaningful way that generates attention from the press? This panel will give attendees an opportunity to learn effective strategies to amplify their work, engage with media, and ultimately, raise money to serve our community.

Moderated byGabriela Chavez-Lopez, Communications & Membership Manager, SV@Home

Panelists include:David Low, Director of Policy & Communications, Destination: Home
Darlene Tenes, Founder, Farmworker Caravan
Diane Baker Hayward, PR & Media Relations, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
Victoria Ramirez, Director of Policy & Communications, The Health Trust

Day Two - Wednesday, May 19

#3 - Navigating the Corporate Giving Landscape (with Expert Guides)

Corporate philanthropy refers to the all of the ways in which companies achieve a positive social impact through strategic and generous use of finances, employee time, facilities, or their own products and services, to help others in the community and support beneficial causes. This session will feature seasoned corporate representatives who will help nonprofits understand the corporate giving landscape.

Moderated byVicki Tung, Director of Public Affairs, Texas Instruments

Panelists include:Anthony Lin, Communications Manager, Kaiser PermanenteRita Holiday, Community Engagement Manager, Intel
John Hogan, VP Community Relations, Excite Credit Union
Julie Lata, Global Community Affairs, Applied Materials

#4 - Building the (Fundraising) Plane While You Fly It!

During this interactive session, learn how to create an annual fundraising plan that builds nonprofit capacity. Incorporating strategies for diversifying revenue sources and fundraising activities into the fundraising plan will be reviewed. Attendees will explore proven approaches designed to increase giving from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government entities.

Presented by Chelsey Souza, CFRE, President & Owner, Essex & Drake Fundraising Counsel, and Tiona Brady, CFRM, Executive Director, Alameda County Library Foundation.

Day Three - Thursday, May 20

#5 - Strategies for Engaging High Net Worth Donors -- What Works

Despite the region being a hub for tech innovation and wealth, we know the wealth disparity is significant. In this panel session, hear perspectives from philanthropy leaders on approaches to successfully engage with local high net wealth individuals and donor-advised funds. Presented by Aude Anquetil, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Magnify Community, featuring Sawako Sonoyama Clarin and Maeve Miccio.

#6 - What Even Is "The New Normal?" (FREE)

Join Vinney Arora and SVCN for this interative conversation between participants to strategize around fundraising events as in-person events begin phasing back in. What does a hybrid in-person / remote fundraising event look like? What are some best practices to safely return in person while maintaining the advantages of the accessibility, affordability, and convenience of remote programs. What exactly is "the new normal" going to look like this year and beyond?

Co-moderated by Vinney Arora, Founder, The Arora Collective, and Danna Elneil, Learning & Member Engagement Manager, SVCN.