|July 26, 2018 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm|
CEN & AFP Silicon Valley Present…
Foundation for the Future: What professionals in the nonprofit workplace need to grow and lead.
Join our panel of nonprofit leaders for lunch and learning!
AFP Silicon Valley and CEN are partnering to host a “Lunch and Learn” style panel discussion dedicated to helping nonprofit professionals understand what it takes to successfully navigate a career in this sector. We're excited to be featuring Michele Lew, CEO of The Health Trust; Anna Waring, Executive Director of Foundation for a College Education; Ryan Eisenberg, Executive Director of AchieveKids; and Lisa Putkey, Program Director at San Mateo County Pride Center. These exceptional leaders will share their diverse backgrounds and personal strategies to effect community change. Whether you are in the initial growth stage of your career, or have a more extensive background but are new to the nonprofit workforce, this session is just what you’ve been waiting for. The nonprofit sector is uniquely challenging and our panel of nonprofit executives will share strategies to develop new professional skills, expand your personal capacities, and acquire the tools, visibility, and network necessary to grow in your career. Seating will be affinity based, giving attendees the opportunity to easily network with other nonprofit professionals in similar stages of their careers. This session is proudly co-presented by the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Silicon Valley Chapter.
Nonprofit professionals looking for strategies to deepen community impact and achieve personal career growth.
Find peer support with colleagues in similar stages of the nonprofit journey.
Gain insight into how you can advance your career.
Learn about how our community’s nonprofit leaders have arrived at their positions, and what you can do to follow in these foot steps.
Cost includes catered lunch from Mendocino Farms
CEN and/or AFP Members: $25 | Non-members: $50
More about our panelists:
Michele Lew, an active community leader in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, began her tenure as Chief Executive Officer of The Health Trust on January 9, 2018. Prior to Joining The Health Trust, Michele served as the Local Government and Community Relations Director for Stanford Health Care. Previously, she served as President and CEO of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) from 2005-2016, a nonprofit health and wellness organization with an $18 million annual budget and 170 staff members. Michele also worked as the district director for former California State Senator/State Assemblymember Joe Simitian. A Santa Clara County native, Michele holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University and a Master’s in Public Policy degree from Harvard University.
Lisa is works for the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ community as the Program Director of the San Mateo County Pride Center. She has previously worked as a Peace Studies teacher, program administrator, community organizer, youth program coordinator, and union representative. She is pansexual, polyamorous and has experience creating and facilitating curriculum and trainings on gender diversity, queer liberation, anti-oppression, peace and environmental justice. Lisa has collaborated with multi-issue, multi-generational activists and educators nationally and internationally to organize peace and justice conferences, workshops, trainings, direct actions and demonstrations focused on amplifying youth and community voices omitted from mainstream narratives. She received her masters in Peace Education from the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica and a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies for the University of California at Berkeley.
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