Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM PDT
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Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Online Roundtable for Executive Directors: Virtual Nonprofit Fundraising

Is "Virtual Fundraising" a challenge in your organization?

Join fellow Nonprofit Executive Directors and a panel of experts to discuss the challenges and opportunties in virtual fundraising. Discuss what works, what doesn't work, and learn how to virtually engage donors and successfully fundraise in a virtual world, regardless of your company's size or resources!

Registration Information 

Registration Fee: $10.00

This roundtable will be by video conference.  Participation will be limited to a small number to allow for dialog among all who join.  The password protected link to join is included in your registration confirmation email.  Please do not share this link.

If you have trouble registering, send an email to info@svscore.org

Expert Panel

Dee Dee Kiesow, BAS Non-Profit Strategist, Funding Consultant, Benefit Auction Specialist  

Honored with the privilege of ASKING for and raising millions of dollars for nonprofit agencies throughout her 30-year career as an ED, Founder and Majors Gifts officer, Dee Dee Kiesow is now speaking and training to bring clarity to the VIRTUAL GALA arena. Her unique way of raising m oney with a two-way interactive approach and using technology as a tool and not a replacement for the fundraiser landed her a keynote speaking position for the National Benefit Auctioneer Assocations' Annual Summit.

Dee Dee became an expert in the Philanthropic Approach to Gala Fundraising after witnessing a 300-person gala unravel at the hands of an "auctioneer." "An entire year's work squandered and the suffering would continue due to the lack of funds raised." They did everything wrong!

Dee Dee was hired the next day. Her vacation was spent at auction school, determined to gleen everythign she didn't know from the experts. Combining both genres of fundraising, she saw a 450% increase over the previous year at the next gala. The results continue 100% of the time. 

Dee Dee Kiesow is an internationally recognized and award-winning fundraiser. She is a trusted advisor, menotr, trainer and Benefit Auctioneer. She is also known for her 7 Step Miracle Money Machine process. Her mission in life to empower others to go where no-one has gone before...To seek and secure the prosperity for those you serve-from joyful givers. Dee Dee really is the undisputed expert in how to raise BIG money serving humanity in ways that brings you joy and love!

Karen Law, Development Associate, Palo Alto Players


Karen loves every opportunity to bridge different worlds. Classically trained in music, dance, and engineering, she aspires to define life success by the accrual of meaningful stories and human connection. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University and went on to work in technical and leadership roles in research, consulting, and corporate settings. In parallel, she is a performing artist, recently appearing onstage and in the orchestra for shows including Palo Alto Players' Flower Drum Song, Sunnyvale Community Players' Fiddler on the Roof, and South Bay Musical Theatre's Thoroughly Modern Millie, as well as choreographing for various social dance groups in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Elizabeth Santana, Managing Director, Palo Alto Players


Elizabeth Santana became Palo Alto Players' Managing Director in 2017. 

In 2015 she joined the company as its Development Director, bringing over ten years of leadership and administrative experience in both the nonprofit and corporate sector. Prior to that time she worked at Google providing administrative support, managing events, and leading communications in the Legal Department. She has also worked for Opera San Jose and Children's Musical Theatre San Jose and was associate producer for RWS and Associates production company in New York City.

Elizabeth spent five years as a working actress in New York City, performing with regional and summer stock theatres across the country and o nboard Crystal Cruiselines as part of the Repertory Theatre at Sea. Locally she has performed with Cabrillo Stage, 42nd Street Moon, City Lights Theatre, CMT Marquee Productions, and in 2014 she received a Bay Area Theatre Critics Cirlce nomination for "leading actress in a musical" for her performance as Sandra Bloom in the West Coast premiere of Big Fish at Palo Alto Players. 

Elizabeth is a graduate of San Jose State University with a B.A. in Theatre and Creative Arts and an M.S. in Communications. She lives in San Jose with her husband, Doug and daughter, Madelyn Rose.



Susan W. Hayes  


From 1996 to 2015 Susan Hayes served as president & CEO of ReSurge International (formerly Interplast, Inc.) where she ushered ReSurge through a strategic evolution from a direct service organization to one also educating overseas medical professionals and building permanent surgical capacity in developing countries.

Hayes came to ReSurge with 16 years of management, fundraising and media experience in public broadcasting and previously was a political science instructor at Syracuse University and the University of South Carolina and a policy analyst at think tank Syracuse Research Corporation. 

She has served on a number of nonprofit boards throughout her career and currently serves on the boards of the SPOON foundation, the National Captioning Institute, and Good Karma Bikes.  Her honors include a 1998 Outstanding Women of Silicon Valley award, a 2002 Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award, a 2012 Silicon Valley Business Journal Health Care Heroes Award; and the 2015 William C Lazier Leadership Award from ReSurge International.

Hayes holds BA and MA degrees from the University of South Carolina in government & international studies, an MA in political science from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and completed PhD coursework in political science at the Maxwell School.  She is an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School Business Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders.

Hayes was actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa from 1973 to 1990, and has pursued a lifelong commitment to eliminating racism and promoting women’s rights. In retirement she provides pro-bono counsel to a variety of domestic and international nonprofits