I recently returned from participating as a "Curbside Consultant" in the Peninsula-Silicon Vally Conference: Raising Money in the Real World co-sponsored by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (recently created by the merger of the Peninsula Community Foundation and Community Foundation Silicon Valley) and held on September 21, 2006. The Conference featured several panel discussions and workshop sessions on fundraising, particularly from foundations.
As a Curbside Consultant, I spoke to individuals on various legal issues affecting nonprofits, particularly with respect to charitable solicitations. I was somewhat surprised not to attract a larger crowd during these turbulent times with respect to laws affecting charities, but I was very happy to participate in this excellent conference, meet people doing fantastic work, and listen to an inspirational keynote speech by Stewart Kwoh, President and Executive Director of the Asian-Pacific American Legal Center and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Kwoh talked about crossing boundaries as nonprofit leaders and as organizations to achieve greater successes for our communities.
You can download the Resource Sheet on Selected Fundraising Issues I passed out at the Conference at the link below: