Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Bankhead Theater
2400 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550

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Kathy Young, TVNPA President 
Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance
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Jan Masaoka
Chief Executive Officer
California Associations of Nonprofits



Randy Pond
Chief Financial Officer
Pensando Systems



Kate Wilkinson
Director of Philanthropy & Strategy Engagements
Open Impact


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Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance
Forum 2018

Thriving in the New Philanthropy Era

Thursday, April 12, 2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Member Tickets: $15
Non-Member Tickets: $30


In the last decade, traditional notions of philanthropy have shifted from supporting charitable causes to making a social investment. How can traditional, community-based nonprofits address these disparities to adapt and thrive in this new environment?   

Join TVNPA as we explore these transitions in American philanthropy. Tax reform has placed new restrictions on the charitable donation deduction. Donors are increasingly sending funds overseas and authorizing third parties to make gifting decisions on their behalf. Overall giving is on the rise, just as the surging US economy has created a new generation of deep-pocketed philanthropists, with a strong concentration in the Bay Area. To benefit from this largesse, however, nonprofits need to recalibrate their fundraising strategies.
Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance is pleased to present its 2018 Forum Thriving in the New Philanthropy Era, supporting nonprofits in adapting to the shifting dynamics found in today’s philanthropy climate. The event features three local leaders who will focus their sessions on these important issues. Our dynamic panel of speakers includes: Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits; Randy Pond, CFO at Pensado Systems; and Kate Wilkinson, Director of Strategy and Project Leadership for Open Impact.


Event Schedule:  

8:30 am: Registration in Lobby
9:00 am: Welcome from TVNPA, Chris Carter with Founders Kathy Young & Mony Nop
9:15 am: Session 1- Introduction to the Giving Code, Kate Wilkinson
9:40 am: Session 2 - Corporate Philanthropy in our Communities, Randy Pond
10:20 am: Break
10:30 am: Session 3 - Public Policy and the Tax Code, Jan Masaoka
11:10 am: Session 4– Let’s Talk Solutions, Kate Wilkinson
11:45 am: Presenters Q&A Session
12:00 pm: Closing Remarks, Chris Carter

Program facilitated by Chris Carter, TVNPA Board Director/LVPAC Development Director

Please note: TVNPA's 2018 Forum takes the place of our regularly-scheduled Monthly Program for April. This special forum requires that attendees purchase a ticket to participate in the event. Program start time has been moved to 8:30 am!


About Our Presenters:

Jan Masaoka is the CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits, a statewide alliance of more than 10,000 nonprofits. Jan is a leading authority on nonprofits, specializing in board development, business planning and the role of nonprofits in society. She has written three books about nonprofits and founded Blue Avocado, an e-magazine for nonprofits. While serving as Executive Director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, Ms. Masaoka was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year. She has also been been named eight times as one of the fifty Most Influential People in the US nonprofit sector. She serves on the National Public Policy Committee of Independents Sector.

Randy Pond
is CFO at Pensando Systems and has held executive leadership positions with Cisco Systems, Crescendo Communications, and Xerox Engineering Systems. Mr. Pond has served as Board Chair of the American Leadership Forum's Silicon Valley affiliate, National Chair of the March of Dimes Campaign to End Premature Birth, Board Chair of CARE Enterprises, Board Chair of the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum, Board Secretary of the Cisco Foundation, and Trustee and Vice Chair of the Ball State University Foundation. He has also served on the boards of CARE USA, Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare and the Islamic Networks Group.


Kate Wilkinson directs Strategy and Project Leadership for Open Impact, a strategic advisory firm that partners with nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to effect positive social change. Ms. Wilkinson was a key contributor to "The Giving Code," a groundbreaking Open Impact study that explored the role of the social sector in addressing the needs of the least well off. She co-founded Chkumbuso Women and Orphans Project, a community based organization in Zambia. She has also served as Executive Director of the National Music Day Foundation and has worked for the Clinton Global Initiative and Skoll Global Threats Fund.



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Free parking is available in the Livermore Valley Center parking structure, located across Railroad Ave. from the Bankhead Theater and adjacent to the Livermore Transit Center.

We look forward to seeing you there!