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Cultivate Conference

Cultivate Conference CULTIVATE is a fundraising conference in San Diego, California gathering fundraisers and nonprofit leaders for 1.5 days to enrich collective knowledge, facilitate meaningful connections, and equip cause champions with practical tools to elevate their organization’s impact. Thank you for attending CULTIVATE 2024! Join our Email List to be notified as soon as CULTIVATE […]


Fundraising Academy is driven by relationships. From our unique Cause Selling approach to our cohort-based learning model, we center empathy, active communication, and social emotional awareness in every step of the fundraising process. In philanthropy, developing local connections and relationships with donors and professional peers lead emerging fundraisers to long-term success.

National University

Build your career and connect with local San Diego area fundraisers at National University. Home to the Fundraising Academy headquarters, National University launches many of our pilot initiatives and partners with some of the most influential thought leaders in Southern California and the country.

When IT Hits The Fan: Everyone’s Role In Crisis Communications

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can prepare your organization for crisis before it hits. Organizations of any size and in any sector of the nonprofit world can be pulled into a controversial issue. But you can be prepared and confident when the time comes.

The Magical Force Of Major Gift Donors

Kristin Romaine Development Director, VerturLab Kristin believes saving our earth is the most urgent philanthropic and humanitarian effort or our time. Currently serving as Development Director at VertueLab, a clean tech acceleration program for early stage startups in the Pacific Northwest, she is implementing philanthropic models to provide innovation funding for climate change solutions. Kristin […]

Thought Leader Series: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

This webinar covers the latest thinking on well-being in the nonprofit workplace based on presenter Beth Kanter’s book, “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout.” Hear examples and insights from nonprofits that have created and implemented a culture of well-being in the workplace that supports results.