LUNCHEON - Creating Your Dream Career in the Nonprofit World

03/13/2020 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM PT


Have you wondered what it is like working with a search consultant or recruiter?  Do you know what the difference is between a contingent recruiter or a retained search consultant?  Which type of firm works for the candidate and which type works for the nonprofit?  Victoria Silverman, Managing Founder of Cook Silverman Search, will clear up the mysteries and provide you tips on creating your dream career.


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Victoria is the Managing Founder of Cook Silverman Search. Previously, she was the founder and principal of VLS Strategies, a nonprofit consulting firm.  Victoria has worked in the philanthropic sector for more than thirty years. Throughout her career, Victoria has worked in senior fundraising, advancement and management positions in higher education, the arts, biotect and environment sectors at Stanford University, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of California and the American Film Institute, among others. She has worked with heads of state, CEOs of major corporations, scientists, Hollywood celebrities and industry leaders.

In 2002, Victoria launched her private practice, VLS Strategies, in order to accommodate the requests of friends and business relationships.  VLS Strategies' consultancy practice focused on advising development and nonprofit management, start-up companies and small businesses. Victoria is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and attended the St. Louis School of Law.  She has been a "heavy hitter" speaker for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and has served on fundraising advisory committees for several nonprofit organizations.  She is also the extremely proud mother of two amazing young women.


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Registration for this event is required.  Registration is $20 for DER members and $40 for non-DER members.

(NOTE: To receive the discounted members' rate, you must sign in to your account before registering.)


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Venue: Lighthouse for the Blind 1155 Market Street, 10th floor, San Francisco, California

Please come through the regular LH reception on the 10th floor and walk down the stairs to the 9th floor. Then proceed to the Board Room.


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Cancellation Policy: If you contact us to cancel your registration before the deadline (03/11 at noon), you may receive credit towards a future event. If you cancel your registration after the deadline, the payment will be considered a tax-deductible donation to DER.  Thank you for your support!

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