DeAnna has been involved in fundraising for 3 years. As Advancement Director at MapLight, she is responsible for finding, cultivating, and managing relationships with major donors; grantwriting; and directing small-donor solicitations via direct mail, online, and social media. She also designs and maintains systems for keeping track of leads, donors, foundations, partners, and others, and creates and executes an annual plan to guide fundraising activities and associated organizational commitments. DeAnna also currently serves as board member and secretary for Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services, an emerging nonprofit, and serves on the steering committee of the Northside Community Garden. She earned a BA in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University.
Goldie has been involved in development for more than 15 years. A co-founder in a firm providing development services to clients, Goldie specializes in grant writing, event planning, individual, foundation & corporate research, and major gifts. As a consultant, she assists nonprofits in all aspects of fundraising. She is the Director of Advancement at the National Women's Health Network in DC. As Director of Development at Equal Rights Advocates, she secured funding for the $1.6m organization and coordinated their annual fundraiser, netting a more than 65% profit. Previously, as Senior Development Officer at the Society for Women's Health Research, Goldie was responsible for identifying, cultivating and sustaining individual contributions totaling up to $2.9m annually. This included an annual black-tie event for 700 attendees worth $1.2m in revenue. As the first Director of Development for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, she surpassed budgetary goals and created a budget surplus for three consecutive fiscal years. She developed a successful long-term fundraising plan, including an implementation plan to sustain and increase annual revenue. She has presented to Merrill Lynch and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). She earned a BA in Political Studies from Bard College.
Leah has been involved in development for 15 years. Currently, she directs the fundraising of two related national non-profits, one established and one emerging, both of which operate on a shoestring budget. Leah develops and implements annual fundraising plans, which include individual and law firm giving, major gifts, special events, including a gala, planning giving, and grants. Previously, as Director of Development of Magic Theatre, she oversaw all fundraising programs, including major gifts, special events, including a Gala, direct mail, and corporate, foundation, and government grants. Major achievements included increasing annual contributed income by 60% in three years; expanding the donor base; professionalizing department operations; and implementing an emergency campaign, which raised $500,000 in six weeks. Leah also has worked professionally as a fundraiser for American Conservatory Theater and the Bay Area Discovery Museum. She currently serves on the Board of the Art Monastery Project and is a former Board Member of Jewish Voice for Peace. She earned an MA in Arts Administration from Golden Gate University, a JD from Columbia University, and a BA from George Washington University.
The Leadership Series will take place at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center. The Community Center is easy to reach by public or private transportation. The full address is:
The Salvation Army
Ray & Joan Kroc Center
240 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
The December 4th seminar will be in the Activity Room 3 on the third floor.
The Kroc Center is accessible by both Muni Bus and BART.
Getting There By Bus: Muni bus routes 16X and 31 stop directly in front of the Kroc Center. The 5, 9 and 19 bus routes stop within 2 blocks of the Kroc Center at the corner of Turk Street & Leavenworth Street. Walking Directions from Leavenworth Street to meeting venue: Exit bus stop to right. You are on Turk Street. Venue will be approximately 1 minute walk on Turk Street. Meeting Venue will be on right.
Getting There By Train: The closest BART Station is Civic Center which is 3 blocks from the Kroc Center. The following trains stop at the Civic Center: Blue, Green, Red & Yellow.
Walking directions from Civic Center to meeting venue: Exit Civic Center making a right on Market Street. Make a left on Leavenworth Street (you will cross through Heart of the City Farmer`s Market Park). Follow Leavenworth to Turk Street. Make a right on Turk Street. Venue will be on the right. It is approximately a six minute walk from Civic Center to meeting venue.
Directions by Car:
From East Bay (Bay Bridge)
Take 80 West to San Francisco (towards Bay Bridge). After crossing bridge, exit at 5th Street (left lane exit). Take a slight left at Harrison Street, and then right at 6th Street. Continue on 6th Street until it crosses Market Street and becomes Taylor Street, then turn left at Turk Street. The Kroc Center will be on your right.
From the North Bay (Golden Gate Bridge)
If traveling from The Golden Gate Bridge take US-101 South to San Francisco. After crossing the bridge, continue on Lombard Street. Turn right at Van Ness Avenue. Turn left at O`Farrell Street. Turn Right at Jones Street. Turn Right on Turk Street. The venue will be on your left.
From the South Bay
If traveling from the South Bay you can take Highway 280 North to San Francisco (towards Downtown SF/Bay Bridge). Exit at 6th Street. Continue on 6th Street until it crosses Market Street and becomes Taylor Street. Turn left at Turk Street. The Kroc Center will be on your right. If using Highway 101, take 101 North to the 101/280 intersection, then proceed on 280 North as described above.
For area map, please visit: www.krocsf.org/directions
On Street parking is limited near the meeting venue. There are several parking garages within walking distance of the meeting location.
Turk Street Garage and Open Lot, 175 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
This garage is located at the intersection of Turk and Jones Street. The Garage charges $6 for all day parking. Cash only.
Walking directions from garage to meeting venue: Exit parking garage and make a left on Turk Street. The Kroc Center will be on your right. It is approximately a one minute walk from garage to meeting location.
Toca Park, 265 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
This garage charges $7.00 for all day parking. Cash only.
Walking directions from garage to meeting venue: Exit parking garage making left on Eddy Street. Walk approximately 1/2 block to Jones Street. Make a left on Jones Street. Follow Jones Street to Turk Street. Make a right on Turk Street and the venue will be on your left.
Alternate Transportation Options
Yellow Cab (415) 333-3333
Green and White Cab (415) 626-4733
Our unique one-on-one mentoring sessions offer you the opportunity to sit down with an experienced fundraising professional for 30 minutes to discuss any questions that are specific to your organization. Mentoring sessions cover the same topics as the seminars, and we will assign you a mentor based on his/her availability at your requested times.
Mentoring sessions are available for the cost of $0.00 per session. If you register for a full Summit pass, 0 mentoring sessions are included in the pass.
Below is a list of mentors who will be available at the Summit. Please note that you must register to attend at least one seminar in order to sign up for a mentor.
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM