Sharing insights from the world’s most successful fundraisers.


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Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Givergy is a fundraisers’ best friend! It’s an award-winning company that offers a range of cutting-edge technology platforms to help nonprofits raise more. Be it online, through your own mobile device, or using their dedicated tablets at an event, they have every nature of product to help you raise more.

Ready to promote your cause in a big way? Great Kolor offers printing and placement of giant ads on buses, in train stations and on outdoor kiosks across California. Nonprofits get great rates: while locations, times and venues are very different, Great Kolor historically comes in at – or below – 20 cents on the dollar for outdoor advertising campaigns. The consulting fee is waived for Members and you get access to quarterly email updates on low cost/no cost availability of public service ad space so you can take advantage of “right now” deals!

Over the past 27 years, the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group has been growing quietly within the nonprofit sector, helping nonprofits make efficient use of their insurance dollars and reducing accidents and injury. By keeping nonprofit funds in our sector and working together to lower our risks, money is redirected into services in our communities that otherwise would end up as executive bonuses and shareholder profits.

New Resource Bank is a triple-bottom-line bank serving values-driven businesses and nonprofits that are building a more sustainable world. They see money as an agent of positive social, environmental and economic change and believe banking can transform the economy into one that serves all people and the planet. They put deposits to work for good by lending to organizations that benefit our communities and preserve our planet.


The Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN)’s mission is to improve the long-term sustainability of nonprofit leaders and organizations by offering the highest quality programs, consultation, training, and community-building networks. They fully understanding the challenges of our sector, provide access to exceptional resources, and connect nonprofit and community leaders in ways that strengthen all of us. CEN puts on a variety of leadership development programs, and has a strong focus on the importance of fundraising to attain organizational sustainability.

Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. It maintains the most comprehensive database on grantmakers and their grants, and operates research and capacity-building programs that advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Its website, five regional centers, and more than 450 Funding Information Network locations offer free access to resources.

TopNonprofits: Your digital resource for learning from the best nonprofit leaders and organizations. Blog posts, podcasts, webcasts, lists, examples, and more.

Outreach Partners

Founded in 1971, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate chapter provides professional support, education, and career enhancement opportunities for Bay Area fundraising-related professionals. With more than 450 active members, AFP Golden Gate serves as one of the largest chapters of AFP in the U.S. Our friendly and inclusive chapter inspires a high level of volunteer participation. We are a peer-driven organization, with an executive director and a highly engaged board of directors to lead the way in shaping and producing our dynamic programs and services. We are grateful for the generous contributions of Bay Area foundations, corporations and individuals who make our professional programs possible.

American Nonprofits is a trusted, one-stop resource for improving nonprofit health through the strategic use of human, intellectual, and financial capital.  Through our established digital magazine, Blue Avocado, American Nonprofits provides ready access to the most current and thorough information available regarding industry financial trends, capital resources, best practices, and tools to help nonprofit organizations optimize their use of limited financial resources. Our second innovative program is the American Nonprofits Lending Platform, which offers a compelling new model to help address the need for bridge loans to nonprofits.  This model supports foundations, credit unions and other funders interested in new ways to support nonprofits.

Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a nexus for game-changing social and scientific visions, knowledge, and best practices, advancing the great global transformation toward a human civilization that honors nature’s genius, human ingenuity, and future generations. Through their annual National Bioneers Conference, award-winning media, local conferences and initiatives, and leadership training programs, they support individuals, communities, organizations, and funders to connect, collaborate, and co-create a shared future.

The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. We collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning. We work on issues related to society’s most important challenges of breaking cycles of intergenerational poverty, providing effective safety nets, and ensuring core human and civil rights. Our services include strategy consulting, leadership development, philanthropy advising, and developing and sharing practical insights.

Elevating Good is a full service consulting firm that helps nonprofits elevate what matters through inspirational fundraising counsel, management and training.

GIFT is a training, resource and support network by and for folks building resources for social justice. They provide training and consulting services, publish the Grassroots Fundraising Journal, and host Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference. 

Join GrantStation today to power your grant projects and strategies! Get the tools and info you need to secure your funding this year and beyond.

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. We envision a nonprofit sector strong enough to tackle the great challenges of our time. GuideStar’s Nonprofit Profiles provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions, build connections, and learn from each other to achieve your missions.

HandsOn Bay Area creates awesome volunteering opportunities to connect companies and people like you to schools, parks, and nonprofits that need your help.

Kimbia provides online fundraising software that is fast and easy for donors to use, driving nonprofit engagement and revenue. Centered around the donor’s experience, their solutions reduces barriers for donors and event participants, increasing donations and engagement. Backed by industry best practices, Kimbia clients consistently exceed fundraising goals, improve donor acquisition, and benefit from improved, long-term donor engagement.

Media Cause is a marketing & communications agency on a mission.  They are online organizers, digital marketers, designers and techies who help nonprofits, educators, social enterprises, and good causes accelerate their growth and impact.

NEO Law Group provides nonprofit corporate and tax counsel to hundreds of organizations on matters regarding charitable trust requirements, solicitations, registration, sponsorships, gift acceptance policies, restricted gifts, pledges, deductions, commercial fundraisers, and social media. The firm’s lawyers are popular speakers and writers on nonprofit legal issues and contributors to the popular Nonprofit Law Blog and Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio.

NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who’s interested in using technology for social change. Their volunteer leaders host free in-person events every month in 60 cities. Find your closest group or apply to start a new group and connect with a friendly community for those who aren’t experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

RSF Social Finance offers innovative opportunities to invest, give and get funding that generate positive social, economic and ecological impact. Since 1984, RSF has made over $450 million in loans, grants and investments supporting social enterprises in the areas of food & agriculture, education & the arts, and ecological stewardship.

Socialbrite is a leading social media consultancy for nonprofits and a digital learning hub that brings together top experts in social causes and social media. They help nonprofits with all facets of social media: strategy, social PR, trainings, website design, community building, multimedia storytelling, and fundraising campaigns. In addition, they provide thousands of free articles, tutorials, and resources to the social good community.

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) informs and inspires millions of social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, business, and government. SSIR bridges research, theory, and practice on a wide range of topics, including fundraising, nonprofit business models, and more.

Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County: A robust, trusted network of nonprofit organizations, businesses, government agencies, elected officials and civic leaders,Thrive helps to build the capacity of nonprofits, large and small, to strengthen San Mateo County’s critical community organizations and connections. In an increasingly technology-driven world, Thrive is real people, meeting real challenges, with real collaboration — on the ground, face-to-face, 230 strong and counting.

VolunteerMatch believes everyone should have the chance to make a difference. As the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, they connect good people with great causes. To date, they’ve helped nonprofits attract more than $6.8 billion worth of volunteer services—and research shows that two out of three volunteers also donate money to the organizations to which they donate their time.  

The Writing to Make a Difference team empowers changemakers just like you to confidently deliver strong, clear messages that get real results. Their strategic and creative grantseeking and content development experts collaborate with nonprofits to boost your fundraising success, visibility, and social impact. They provide writing, editing, and project management, as well as group training and executive coaching.

YES! is a nonprofit organization that connects, inspires and collaborates with changemakers to join forces for thriving, just and sustainable ways of life for all. We work at the meeting point of internal, interpersonal, and systemic transformation.