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July Peer Roundtables

Peer Roundtable Cancellation & Refund Policy





ED Roundtable:

Special Session on Strategic Planning

with Morrie Warshawski

Wednesday, July 11th


JFK University

Fee:$25 (includes lunch)

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Morrie Warshawski is a consultant, facilitator and author.  His clients over the past 30 years have included an eclectic mix of nonprofit agencies and foundations both large and small throughout the US , as well as many individual artists.  Warshawski is the author of Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Television and The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Get Charitable Donations from Individuals in a Houseparty Setting.  He created LESSONS LEARNED: A Planning Toolsite for the National Endowment for the Arts, which contains information on his specialty strategic - planning ( ).  A complete resume and list of Warshawski's clients and publications can be found on his website - .




East Bay Fundraising Roundtable:

Growing Your Membership Program

with guest expert Theresa Nelson, Fundraising Consultant

Thursday, September 27th

8:30a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The CBO Center-Oakland Office.

359 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Fee: $15.00

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Join your colleagues in a wide-ranging discussion of ways to get the most out of a membership program.


Theresa Nelson has 20 years of experience advising nonprofit organizations, corporations and public agencies. Her consulting practice includes recent clients such as the University of California , Berkeley ; the YMCA of the East Bay ; The Tech Museum of Innovation; the Tri-City Homeless Coalition; the City of Oakland ; The Perinatal Council; Oakland - Sharing the Vision; and the SETI Institute. Theresa worked as the Director of Development & Marketing and the $52 million capital campaign at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland , and as Director of Membership & Marketing and Life Endowment (capital campaign) at the national office of the Sierra Club in San Francisco, in addition to other director of development positions.





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Peer Roundtables are regular meetings designed to encourage peer learning, foster peer support, and support community building amongst members of the East Bay nonprofit community.


Current Peer Roundtables:


New Executive Director Breakfast Club

Co-sponsored with the Craigslist Foundation

meets 1st Friday of every month, beginning on February 2nd, 8:30 - 10:00 am at The CBO Center 's Oakland office

(Note: for first-time EDs only)


Executive Director Roundtable - Walnut Creek

meets 4th Friday of every month at City National Bank

Executive Directors only, please


Executive Director Roundtable - Oakland

meets 2nd Thursday of every month

9:00 - 10:30 am at The CBO Center 's Oakland office

Executive Directors only, please


East Bay Fundraising Roundtable

meets 4th Thursday of every month

8:30 - 10:00 am, odd months in Oakland, even months in Pleasant Hill

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Once registered, you must notify The CBO Center at least two (2) full working days prior to the peer roundtable to effectively cancel your registration. If you cancel at least two (2) working days prior to the peer roundtable, you will receive a voucher which may be applied to future workshops. Vouchers are valid for twelve (12) months from the date they are issued, and may be used by anyone in your organization. Late-cancellations and no-shows will be charged the full amount of the peer roundtable and no voucher will be issued.

We reserve the right to cancel any peer roundtable; registrants will receive a full refund or credit for any peer roundtable cancelled by The CBO Center.