Thursday, January 10, 2019 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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Kelly O'Lague Dulka

Child Care Links


Courtney Carmignani Lohman

Saint Mary's College of California


Melanie Sadek
Valley Humane Society


TVNPA sincerely thanks our January program sponsor!




Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance

 Keys To Effective Events:
A Discussion with the Pros

Thursday, January 10, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

No cost to attend!


Fundraising... Mission Outreach... Stewardship... all good reasons to hold nonprofit organization events during the year. Events are an important part of annual fundraising plans, but they can also be a costly drain on resources.

TVNPA explores the Keys to Effective Nonprofit Events in a round-table discussion led by regional nonprofit leaders who use gatherings, mixers, and galas to engage donors and generate funds in support of their missions.

What are the secrets to planning and organizing a successful event? When should you plan an event and how do events tie in to year-round fundraising strategies? What are potential pitfalls to avoid through proper planning and preparation?

You’ll find answers to these questions and more as we outline best practices for fundraising and stewardship events.

TVNPA is pleased to welcome panelists Kelly O’Lague Dulka (CEO, Childcare Links), Courtney Carmignani Lohmann (Director of Alumni Engagement, Saint Mary’s College), and Melanie Sadek (Executive Director, Valley Humane Society) at TVNPA's next program in our ongoing series exploring best practices in nonprofit organizational fundraising.

Launch the new year with a strong start at this informative program led by three Bay Area leaders who each have an excellent track record of holding successful events!

About Our Panelists: 

 Kelly O’Lague Dulka
Chief Executive Officer, Child Care Links

Kelly O’Lague Dulka serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Child Care Links (Pleasanton, CA), a nonprofit organization providing educational programs and social services to children and families in the Tri-Valley and throughout Alameda County. Kelly earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and completed her clinical training at Stanford. A licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience, Kelly was the founder of the Stanford University Medical Center Sexual Abuse Clinic and is an expert in Trauma-Informed Care & Child Abuse Prevention.

Courtney Carmignani Lohmann
Director of Alumni Engagement, Saint Mary’s College of California
Courtney Carmignani Lohmann serves as Director of Alumni Engagement at Saint Mary’s College of California (Moraga, CA). Since 2005, Courtney has been an integral part of executing Saint Mary’s alumni and donor programming at the College and regionally throughout the country. Her responsibilities have spanned the development, oversight and management of all young alumni, reunion, regional, affinity and donor recognition events. Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Politics from Saint Mary’s College in 2005 and a masters degree in Nonprofit Leadership in 2007.

Melanie Sadek
Executive Director, Valley Humane Society
Melanie Sadek is Executive Director of Valley Humane Society (Pleasanton, CA) where she has established the organization as a well-respected non-profit, helping both animals and people throughout the Tri-Valley. In addition to her work at Valley Humane, Melanie is a member of the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education and the Hope Hospice Advisory Committees, as well as an active board member with the California Animal Welfare Association. In 2016, Melanie was recognized with the Tri-Valley Hero Community Spirit Award for her dedication to helping others.


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!