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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 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 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.