Masterclass 10/24/2017: Find the Perfect Job

Masterclass: Branding & Messasging 7/19/2016
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Yes, You Can Find the Perfect Job and Build A Career You Love

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM (beverages & snacks provided)
Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired Headquarters @ 1155 Market Street, 10th Floor in San Francisco 94103 Directions, Transit & Parking Options
Earns 3.0 CFRE Credits

 $30 AFP Golden Gate Members
 $60 General Community
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Take this class and wisely invest in your own career! In an environment and community where development jobs are abundant and recruiters are eager to help you move from one position to another, how to you decide whether an organization is the right fit? Will the organization position you well for your future? Is there growth potential? Will your networks expand? Cook Silverman has helped scores of organizations hire development professionals-- and now they turn their lens on those applying for those professional roles! Don't miss this opportunity to benefit from their long experience matching the right people with the right organizations at the right time.

Plus, it's practical! As a result of this masterclass, you will know how to:
  • Create a resume and a cover letter that is easily readable and representative of your skills and passions.
  • Interview with authentic confidence.
  • Interview your new potential employer.
  • Take action after your interview.
  • Network efficiently to gain knowledge and collegial relationships.
  • Create a career trajectory that will enable you to advance in a thoughtful and productive manner.

Materials provided will include a sample resume and cover letter, list of questions to ask a potential employer, articles on interviewing, and questions to be prepared to answer when being interviewed! Are you ready to get serious about finding the perfect job yet?

About Presenters Victoria Silverman & Pamela Cook, ACFRE | Cook SIlverman Search

Cook Silverman Search is a retained search firm focused on senior development positions for nonprofit organizations, predominantly in Northern California.  Cook Silverman is the result of an alliance between Pamela Cook of Pamela Cook Development Search and Victoria Silverman of VLS Strategies. Their client base represents a broad span of organizations, including independent schools, universities, and faith-based organizations, as well as those serving conservation, health care, social service, museums, science, and culture.

Victoria Silverman
is Co-founder of Cook Silverman Search.  She was the founder and principal of VLS Strategies, a nonprofit consulting firm.  Victoria has worked in the philanthropic sector for more than thirty years. Throughout her career, Victoria has worked in senior fundraising, advancement and management positions in higher education, arts, biotech, and environment sectors at Stanford University, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of California, the American Film Institute, the Buck Institute for Age Research among others. She has worked with heads of state, CEOs of major corporations, scientists, Hollywood celebrities, and leaders of industry. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (BA) and attended St. Louis University School of Law.  She has been a "heavy hitter" speaker for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and has served on fundraising advisory committees for several nonprofit organizations.  Victoria is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who of America and Who’s Who of International Business, since the 1990s.  She has served as anAIRI conference presenter, a member of the Rodef Sholom Board of Directors, a YMCA volunteer, a SchoolsRule Volunteer Strategist, and a former member of the Reed Union School District advisory council. Victoria is currently a member of the board of directors of AFP Golden Gate and is the extremely proud mother of two amazing young women.

Pamela Cook, ACFRE
, is the Cofounder of Cook Silverman Search. Pam chairs the Program Advisory Committee of the College of Marin and serves on the Marin Advisory Board for 10,000 Degrees. She is a pro bono instructor for the YWCA of San Francisco/Marin and a sponsor and judge for the Marin Science Fair.  She is a former president of the AFP Golden Gate Board. Pam cofounded Caridad Partners, a women’s giving circle that has provided more than $400,000 to international nonprofits benefitting women and girls.  She has served on the boards of the Fulbright Association, the Institute of International Education, and the SEMI Foundation and she was a Big Sister for ten years. She has more than twenty years of experience as a fundraiser. She worked in development leadership positions for Stanford University, the California Academy of Sciences, the University of Virginia, and the United Way of Silicon Valley.  Pam also managed the Clorox Company Foundation. The author of many articles, Pam has spoken before groups including AFP, The Foundation Center, DER and UC Berkeley Haas Business School.
She is a graduate of Duke University (BA), the University of Virginia (MA), and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Australian National University.  Pam also completed the Coro Community Leaders Program and was named the Hank Rosso Outstanding Fundraising Executive by AFP Golden Gate and Northern California Grantmakers in 2003.

10/24/2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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