Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
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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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TVNPA sincerely thanks our November program sponsor!




Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance

 Putting Your House in Order:
Launch 2019 with a Focus on Strategic Planning

Thursday, November 8, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

No cost to attend!




Start the New Year off right! Explore the value of creating a strategic plan early in the new year to guide your organization towards achieving its annual goals.

Join us in November to tap into the expertise and best practices of Susan Houghton and Chris Carter who will share with us how to develop and execute strong plans centered around your annual goals.

Don't miss this presentation by two of TVNPA’s Founding Board Directors Susan Houghton and Chris Carter as they share their methods and tips to "put your house in order.” End the year with gratitude for your supporters and strategies designed to set you apart with your donors and launch you into success in 2019!

About Our Speakers:

Susan Houghton 

Susan Houghton is a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) and has more than 30 years of experience in public affairs, corporate and crisis communications and philanthropy. She began her career in journalism as a television reporter, but has also served in leadership and managerial roles at Safeway, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Chevron, and Contel. Most of Susan’s career was spent with the University of California, first at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as Director of Public Affairs, and subsequently at UC Berkeley as Director of Development and Communications.

Susan has personally founded three nonprofit organizations, including Sunflower Hill, a Pleasanton-based organization creating residential and vocational options for individuals with special needs. Sunflower Hill was named Nonprofit of the Year in 2017 by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, with the organization’s Irby Ranch project in Pleasanton being cited as the number one project in the state of California by the Tax Credit Allocation Committee. She has a BS degree in Journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a MS degree in Nonprofit Administration from Louisiana State University.


Chris Carter

Chris Carter currently serves as Director of Development for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC), where he oversees all fundraising activities. Prior to working for LVPAC, Chris served for eleven years as a leader in the development department at Saint Mary’s College of California. At Saint Mary’s College, Chris first served as the Director for Alumni relations, and subsequently as the Director for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. While working in higher education, Chris was a longtime member of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) where he led and participated in multiple professional workshops focusing on volunteers and board management. Chris is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Livermore Rotary, while also volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America. His strengths include expertise in donor relations, annual giving, volunteer development, and fundraising programs. His interests include spending time with his family, playing guitar and golfing.


It's easy to register!

TVNPA Monthly Meetings are always open to the community at large at no cost.

There is no fee to attend TVNPA's monthly meetings. Membership in the alliance is not required to participate. Pre-registration is preferred, but not required! We encourage you to bring your colleagues. Simply add additional colleagues when you register for the event.

Public transportation to the Bankhead Theater is available:

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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!