Noon Online 2/23/2018: Bright Spots FR as Shared Work

Fridays Online: Use the News to Fundraise 06/23/2017
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Noon Online: Bright Spots--Making Fundraising Shared Work & Leadership

When: Friday, February 23, 2018 from 12:00-1:30PM
Where: Online via Zoom video conference link

Noon Online: Given our chapter's large geographic area, this series aims to gather members and colleagues online during the lunch hour to share ideas, build knowledge and network. The sessions have a nominal fee of $5 for chapter members. We use Zoom video conference, which is a platform where you can see everyone else online in real time (half the fun).

Fee: $5 for AFP Golden Gate Members, $40 for General Community
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Earns 1.5 CFRE Credits


CompassPoint has worked with 30+ organizations in applying the lessons from Bright Spots research on fundraising success in small social change and justice  organizations since early 2016, and many of these groups have made significant changes to how they build donor relationships and raise money.  Two of the Fundraising Bright Spots learning community facilitators Kebo Drew, CFRE, and Steve Lew, CompassPoint Sr Project Director, will share the learning community approach they facilitate, and some of the most successful ways that fundraising roles and actions have been distributed more broadly across a small organization.

It's recommended that you read the Bright Spots report written by Kim Klein and Jeanne Bell prior to the webinar: Click here for Bright Spots.

Outcomes from CompassPoint's Fundraising Bright Spots Program can be found here: Bright Spots Program Outcomes.


Kebo Drew, CFRE, is Managing Director at the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, and is a member of AFP Golden Gate. She directs organizational development, strategic thinking, fundraising and communications for QWOCMAP. She joined QWOCMAP as its second staff member in 2007 as a Horizons Foundation Rickey William Leader Fellow, when she developed and expanded the QWOCMAP Community Partner program. She also conceived QWOCMAP’s signature presentation "Reels of Resistance: Film IS Social Justice Activism." Drew has professionally managed development, operations and events for corporations, community, arts and nonprofit organizations for over 15 years. She is also a member of the Frameline (SF LGBT Film Festival) Board of Directors. She holds a B.P.A. in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. Born in Memphis, Drew is a 2nd generation activist. She is also an award-winning poet, dancer and writer who has performed throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe. A Cave Canem Poetry Fellow, Drew has won the Audre Lorde/Pat Parker Award and the Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writers Award. She has also won the Irene Weed Dance Award and Robert Kuykendall Dance Scholarship.

Steve Lew is a certified professional coach who leads fundraising and leadership development groups at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, where he is a senior project director. He helps positional and emerging leaders increase their effectiveness in fundraising, governance, leadership, strategy, and multicultural group development. Steve brings over 18 years of training and consulting experience to each of his projects, along with a decade of hands-on experience in managing nonprofits.  Steve was CompassPoint’s development director and a senior manager for several years, and previously served as executive director and development director in HIV and cultural arts nonprofits in San Francisco.

Steve’s work at CompassPoint has been deeply connected to building the strength of organizations, leaders, and networks in communities of color. He has co-designed and led the Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color and the Next Generation Leaders of Color Program and has been a fundraising and leadership coach for many of these participants for over a decade. He deeply appreciates nonprofit leaders who are on a path to align their personal values, practices, and impact more closely to the change they are working toward in their organizations.

His work has also been informed by his experience in developing and leading richly diverse nonprofit organizations, advocacy coalitions, and planning bodies for over a decade in response to the AIDS and HIV epidemic in San Francisco. As the executive director of an HIV service organization, he led the growth of their direct services and advocacy work from a volunteer operation to a thriving organization with an annual budget of $1.8 million and an annual donor and major gifts program rooted in the San Francisco's Asian & Pacific Islander community. He also served for five years on President Clinton’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Council as a voice for culturally competent community-based programs and for people living with HIV. These experiences sharpened his own understanding of the unique role that community-based organizations and constituent advocates can play in changing policies and systems to be more equitable and to serve the common good.

2/23/2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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