VIRTUAL EVENT - Share, Learn, & Network with DER's Experts - All of You!

07/17/2020 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM PT


Join your peers and Development Executives Roundtable's Board Members to share resources, tips, insights and facilitate deep discussions on current and relevant topics:

  • The Challenges of Hosting Successful Fundraising Events, facilitated by P Tyrone Smith
  • Managing Marketing and Communication for your Organization During these Turbulent Times, facilitated by Leann Alameda
  • Donor-Advised Funds: Fine or Fake Philanthropy, facilitated by Michael Scott 
  • Strategic Planning for Organizations Losing Earned Revenue Due to Covid-19, facilitated by Melissa Perez

Christine Poremski Rodrigues will host a breakout session on the upcoming Development Executives Roundtable Mastermind for anyone interested in learning more and registering. 

Our July Program will begin with a round of networking introductions led by Troy Arnold, DER Board Member, followed by the mid-year "State of DER" address, led by Stephanie Casenza, President of the DER Board.  Breakout sessions will then be thirty minutes.  You can elect to attend two breakout sessions or simply stay in the Breakout session whose topic appeals to you most.

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Stephanie Casenza, DER Board Member and Development and Director of Development, LSS of Northern California

Stephanie has devoted her life to advancing the mission of a broad range of organizations, both as a professional and as a volunteer. She has served in management roles for child welfare, social justice, higher education, healthcare and arts organizations throughout California. She earned a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and a MS in Executive Leadership from the School of Business at the University of San Diego.

Troy Arnold, DER Board Member and Development and Communications Director, SF Education Fund

Troy Arnold has dedicated his career to raising funds for nonprofits. He has worked for organizations with a variety of missions, including education, youth development, anti-poverty strategies, and the environment. Immediately prior to becoming the Director of Development and Communications for the San Francisco Education Fund, Troy provided fundraising consulting services to a variety of small nonprofits, focused on leadership coaching, fundraising assessments, plans and systems implementation. Troy is dedicated to creating networking and educational opportunities to support his fellow fundraisers so that they can thrive professionally and personally. Originally from the Northeast, Troy moved to San Francisco in 1994, and lives in the Castro with his husband Ira, their dog, cat and chickens. 

Leeann Alameda, DER Board Member and Founder and Principal Consultant, Alameda Marketing Solutions

Leeann Alameda has 20 years of experience in directing and implementing best practices in marketing, communications, branding, and creative solutions in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Leeann has led multifaceted marketing projects for social sector and professional service business clients. As a result, these organizations have clearer and more targeted messaging, greater cohesion in their outreach materials, and integrated plans that raise visibility to support growth and fundraising efforts. Before becoming an independent consultant, Leeann was the first Director of Communications at the nonprofit REDF and she was Head of Marketing Creative Services at Pixar Animation Studios.

Michael Scott, DER Board Member and Individual Philanthropy Manager, Seacology

Michael believes that nonprofits are critically important drivers of beneficial social change and he enjoys securing financial resources to advance charitable causes. He has a Master of Nonprofit Administration degree from the University of San Francisco and a B. of Architecture from Universidade Santa Úrsula, Brazil.

Melissa Perez, DER Board Member and Senior Consultant, Glavin Jacobson, Inc.

Melissa’s career bridges the non-profit and corporate communities ranging from household names like AT&T, United Way and the San Francisco Opera, to small non-profit start-ups like We Teach Science and SPAAT. She has served in both staff and board roles. This gives her particular insight into corporate partnerships, volunteer engagement, and board leadership. In addition to fundraising experience with annual fund, major gifts, and foundation and corporate grants, Melissa has particular expertise in complex corporate partnerships and management of the development office team. Throughout her career she has woven together volunteerism and philanthropy to create meaningful experiences for fellow employees, board members and funding partners. Melissa graduated from The University of Texas with a BBA in Marketing.

P Tyrone Smith, DER Board Member and Chief Do Gooder, Do Good Stuff Consulting

P Tyrone Smith is passionate about working with stakeholders who share a vision to do good stuff. His broad experience, ambitious temperament, and unique core values make him distinctively skilled and qualified for projects of any size and scope. Through is company, Do Good Stuff, P Tyrone partners with clients to produce events and meetings, execute development and communications initiatives, deploy and utilize powerful databases and software technology, assess current operational processes, and provide personalized coaching and training. In concert with other do-gooders, he transforms lofty objectives into tangible results through thoughtful collaboration, detailed planning, and deliberate execution.

Christine Poremski Rodrigues, DER Board Member and Owner, R&P Associates, LLC

Christine is a consultant and owner of R&P Associates. With an MBA from UCLA and more than twenty-five years’ experience in management, fundraising and marketing, she works with nonprofit organizations to create strategic plans, prepare for leadership transitions, develop online training and more. She credits DER with helping her transition to the nonprofit sector in 2003.

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Registration for this event is required.  Registration is $10 for DER members and $20 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: This will be a virtual Zoom meeting.  An email request for breakout sessions will be sent out to registrants before the virtual networking event.  Zoom details will be sent to each registrant's email address from Thursday, July 16th at 6 PM one hour after registration closes and a reminder email one hour prior to the Zoom virtual event on Friday.  Please be sure to check your SPAM or Junk folder for the Zoom information or contact on Friday, June 17th between 8 and 10 AM if you have NOT received an email with your event information.

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Cancellation Policy: If you contact us to cancel your registration before the deadline (07/16 at 5pm), 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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