Hot Topics
for Non-Profits



Unlocking the Doors™ seminars are designed to improve every non-profit’s efficiency and ability to serve by increasing donations.


These information-packed presentations cover today’s hot topics and thought leadership. They unlock the doors to the non-profit information that will help your organization succeed.

Join us in 2018 (To Be Announced)


Who Should Attend

Non-profit directors, board members, donors, development directors and volunteer stakeholders who are seeking to increase results and energize donor and volunteer engagement for their organization.

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  Our Speakers
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Andrew Gottlieb

Andrew Gottlieb
No Typical Moments

Timi Gleason

Timi Gleason
Leadership Coach

Julie Incorvina

Julie Incorvina, CPA








R.J. Kelly
Wealth Legacy Group

colleen lukoff

Colleen Lukoff, CFRE
Lukoff Consulting







Sam Mazzeo

Sam Mazzeo
Wilkinson Mazzeo

Mark Nielson
Accretive San Diego







Cindi Phallen

Cindi Phallen
Create Possibilities

Emily Wilkinson

Emily Wilkinson
Wilkinson Mazzeo





 Our Panelists
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Jason Burns

Jason Burns
Profits for Purpose

Ken Davenport Mission Edge

Ken Davenport
Mission Edge

 Jon Doering Thrivent

Jon Doering



Hot Topics

        • Attracting Corporate Sponsors
        • Growth Benefits of Organizational Fitness
        • Creating Long Term Sustainability
        • Secrets to Capacity Building
        • Delivering Sustainable Results
        • Why being “client centric” will open more doors
        • How to increase donor renewals
        • Tax Highlights for 2015
        • Five Steps to Planning for Growth in Your Nonprofit
        • Charitable Giving as Part of Your Brand
        • The Importance of Strategic Planning
        • The New Language of Fundraising

Thanks To Our Sponsor


Food For Thought – helpful links

A catalyst for dialogue and strategic action in the nonprofit and philanthropic community 

2014 Causes Count report for entire state of CA
Video Preview of the Report
The Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector

2015 State of nonprofits and philanthropy in San Diego Report
2015 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Report

2013 Infographic about foundation giving in San Diego
The Grantmaking Report: Foundation Giving in the San Diego Region

2008 Grantmaking Report, although dated, still the most recent in-depth study commissioned for San Diego
The Grantmaking Report: Foundation and Corporate Giving in the San Diego Region

More reports and information:

Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research – Caster Center – School of Leadership and Education Sciences

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What Others Had to Say About Past Seminars

“Thank you so much for organizing such a great event. Your input was especially helpful. I found myself taking notes and saying “Hey, we can actually implement that today!” Your ideas were compelling and “attainable.” I am indebted to you for your helping move ISP along.”

Lynn Dobosy
Director of Development,
International School Project