Fundraising: How to get support from individuals, family...
Jul 25, 2019
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles)
Hub 101, 31416 Agoura Rd #105c
Westlake Village,USA View map →

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This interactive panel will delve into the psychology and strategy of non-profit fundraising. We will cover the topics of donor management, grant writing, collaboration, the psychology of collaboration, the importance of technology, and tactics for social impact. The panelists combine decades of experience in fundraising, social impact psychology, non-profit management, and grant strategy. Come prepared with your questions and challenges about non-profit fundraising, collaboration, strategy, donor engagement, and board management. 

Important note: Based on those who have already RSVP'd, we want to clarify this panel is for both those in the non-profit space, and those looking to expand their organization's in social impact. This promises to be a great event for entrepreneurs in across all sectors!


6:00 P.M.           Registration, Dinner, Networking and Announcements

7:30 P.M.           Panel Discussion

9:00 P.M.           Event ends


Hub101, Main Hall (Cal Lutheran University Center for Entrepreneurship - 31416 Agoura Rd #105c, Westlake Village) 


Janet Levine

Janet Levine gives you the benefit of 25+ years of nonprofit development experience—and results. Janet has worked in the nonprofit and educational sectors since 1988, beginning her career at USC. Prior to starting her consultancy, she was VP of University Advancement at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Other positions included Dean for External Relations at Pasadena City College, Executive Director of the Foundation at El Camino College and development positions at the American Film Institute, the University of Oregon and the Reason Foundation.

In addition to consulting for a wide variety of nonprofit and educational organizations, Janet regularly teaches courses in non-profit management, fundraising and grant development, both face-to-face and online.

In her for-profit life, she was a magazine editor and writer, insurance broker, and owner of a graphic arts company. She earned an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.

Rhea Mac

Rhea K. Mac is a distinguished service driven Angeleno whose commitment to actualizing social equity emulates throughout her personal and professional endeavors within the space of homelessness and social equity in Los Angeles. 

Rhea holds a BA in Biology, a MA in Anthropology, both from CSUN; and a Master's in Public Policy (MPP), from USC. Rhea's background in environmental conservation evinced her passion for combined environmental and social conservation, which prompted her interest in equity policy. Rhea's previous academic foci collectively motivate her as she strives to facilitate social and environmental sustainability. In particular, Rhea is vested in mitigating homelessness and fiscal poverty at large, within Los Angeles. She seeks to establish a model that focusses on prevention versus treatment, and is dedicated to a multitude of collaborations towards seeing such social equity come to fruition, including: a consulting career that supports various non-profit organizations dedicated to serving people experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness and bolstering social equity, in Los Angeles based communities; membership on various leadership councils, boards, and LA based local government committees; and a passion for social equity driven photography.

Throughout her collaborations, Rhea’s service and expertise translate to non-profit development, grant-writing, fundraising, and organizational strategy; corporate board management, and organizational strategy; and overall capacity building and strategic restructuring. Rhea is dedicated to serving organizations that seek to foster intersectoral collaborations, and increase their donor portfolios.

Rhea believes that her journey has been an iterative process and asserts that her intersectoral experiences, education, and interactions provide her with the requisite tools and skillset to create and implement longevous solutions; especially those that she seeks for social equity. Rhea is a proud Angeleno who shares with many that she will always live and die in LA.

Thomas E. Backer, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas Backer is a psychologist whose life work is devoted to studying and working with people, organizations, and communities to help them meet the challenges of innovation and change.  He concentrates on improving health and human services for vulnerable populations, enhancing nonprofit arts and culture programs, and helping highly creative people deal with the challenges of create work. He is the Executive Director of Valley Nonprofit Resources, which provides services for the more than 4,500 nonprofit organizations in the San Fernando Valley, and the President Emeritus of the Human Interaction Research Institute. 


Brian Frankel

Brian Frankel is a multinational organizational development consultant. CEO’s and General Managers solicit his services to generate revenue, fundraise, tackle challenges, realize their vision, and train their teams. Utilizing his extensive network, Frankel advises American, Emirati and Indian businesses on organizational development in international markets. His global client roster includes Coca Cola, MySpace, Creative Artists Agency, Spin Media, Bahrain Development Bank, management consulting firms, family offices, and celebrities.

Brian Frankel’s experience also makes him a sought-after keynote speaker recently featured at SXSW, American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Dubai Business Women’s Council, MCN Morocco, TiE Dubai, NYU Abu Dhabi, UCLA, CSUN, and the US Embassy in Pakistan. He has been published in Entrepreneur Middle East, Forbes Middle East, and C-Suite Quarterly. 

In 2012 Frankel founded Mentor Matchmaker, a two-pronged approach to connecting professionals. Corporations hire Frankel to build mentor programs in-house for productivity and profitability. The nonprofit sector of Mentor Matchmaker works with survivors of sex trafficking and inner-city youth, connecting them with career mentors and teaching workforce development skills. 

Tickets Pricing for TiE Members:

Free for Charter Members and Early Bird registration before July 18th  (Limited to first 30 registrants)

$15 for General Admission

Tickets Pricing for Non-Members:

$20 for Early Bird registration before July 18th (Limited to first 30 registrants)

$35 for General Admission

For questions, please contact Brian Frankel, 8185857013

  1. ​Hub 101,
    31416 Agoura Rd #105c,
    Westlake Village, CA, USA
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Organiser : Jerry Heikens

Brian Frankel, 8185857013

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