YNPN San Diego
Finding Fundraising That Fits
Fundraising is a vital part of every day life for nonprofits, without it we wouldn't be here! From grants to special events, individual donors to corporate sponsors, nonprofit staff have to decide how to spend their limited time on the fundraising sources that work best for their organization's mission and audience.
YNPN San Diego is excited to bring together a panel of fundraising experts to talk about the importance of diversifying your fundraising sources and why certain types of fundraising work better for
some organizations and not others.
If you have questions you'd like us to ask the panelists, please post them on our Facebook page
or send us a tweet @YNPNSanDiego
and we will add them to the list!
Lenise has worked in the nonprofit sector for over a decade, specializing in fundraising for conservation organizations, with a focus on individual and corporate giving, as well as special events. She was a founding Board Member of YNPN San Diego from 2008-2010, and is still very active with the chapter. She has also delivered workshops on nonprofit fundraising to fellows at the New Leaders Council (NLC), served on nonprofit careers panels at UC San Diego, and will be leading a fundraising workshop at Nonprofit Management Solutions this September.
Elizabeth Castillo, PhD
Elizabeth has 20 years of experience as a successful nonprofit fundraiser. She has raised more than $28 million for cultural organizations, schools, community health clinics, and government agencies in rural and urban communities in Southern California. Her consulting experience includes organizational development and capacity building, strategic planning, needs assessments, program design, and board development. Elizabeth teaches fundraising for the University of San Diego's nonprofit management certificate program. Her research is focused on developing new models for philanthropy and capitalization of the nonprofit sector.
James is the Individual Giving and Donor Relations Manager at Feeding America San Diego (FASD), the County’s largest distributor of donated food. James joined FASD in August 2011, and oversees all individual giving, including a direct mail program for 15,000 donors, recurring giving, major gifts, and donor recognition for both food and monetary donors. Prior to his work at the food bank, James served as Development Manager for the Federation of American Scientists, a science policy think tank in Washington D.C. James received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism from the George Washington University, and is a current graduate student in the University of San Diego’s Nonprofit Leadership and Management program.
Krista Berry Ortega, MS
Krista is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Kids Included Together (KIT) and has a passion for ensuring that all kids are included in their communities. She brings over 11 years of diverse, non-profit management and programming experience from organizations in NYC and San Diego including: LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York, the Ms. Foundation for Women and the American Institute of Architects - San Diego Chapter. She earned her BA in Theatre with a minor in Education from Marymount Manhattan College in 2001 and her MS in Urban Affairs with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from Hunter College in 2006.
YNPN San Diego Members: Free
Check-in and networking begin at 6:00, the program begins at 6:30pm.
Thank you to our panelists for sharing their time and insight with the YNPN San Diego community!