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Putting Your House in Order – Launch 2019 with A Focus on Strategic Planning

Thursday November 8, 2018
10:00 AM - Noon
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street
Livermore, CA 94551

​Start the new year off right! Explore the value of creating a solid strategic plan early in the year designed to achieve annual goals. Don't miss this presentation by development experts Susan Houghton & Chris Carter as they share their methods and tips to "put your house in order.” Join us to learn strategies to launch you into success in 2019!

Susan Houghton
Susan Houghton is a Certified Fundraising 
Professional (CFRE) and has more than 30 
years of experience in public affairs, corporate 
and crisis communications and philanthropy. 
She has held leadership managerial positions 
a multiple corporations, including Safeway, 
Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Chevron, 
and Contel. At the Lawrence Livermore 
National Laboratory, she served as Director 
of Public Affairs and at University of California 
Berkeley, she served as Director of Development and Communications. She has personally founded three nonprofit organizations, including Sunflower Hill, a Pleasanton-based organization creating residential and vocational options for individuals with special needs. She has a BS degree in Journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a MS degree in Nonprofit Administration from Louisiana State University.

Chris Carter
Chris Carter currently serves as Director of 
Development for the Livermore Valley Perform-
ing Arts Center (LVPAC), Prior to working for 
LVPAC, Chris served as a leader in the 
development department at Saint Mary’s 
College of California. At Saint Mary’s College, 
Chris served as the Director for Alumni 
relations, as well as became the Director for 
Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. Chris 
was a longtime member of CASE (Council for
 Advancement and Support of Education) 
where he led multiple professional workshops focusing on volunteers and board management. Chris is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Livermore Rotary. His strengths include expertise in donor relations, annual giving, volunteer development, and fundraising programs.