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La Vanguardia 2023 Graduation
Dear 2022 cohort!
Congratulations on your graduation from La Vanguardia Academy fundraising program!

It has been a great experience for the team of Somos El Poder to have you involved as part of the first La Vanguardia Academy Program, a project-based learning program for Latinx college students and early/mid-career professionals interested in transitioning into a career in fundraising. This fundraising certificate program is providing you with best practices in fundraising from seasoned Latinx fundraisers all over the country.

The content overview from the program included:
Overview of Fundraising Systems and Methods
Individual Major Gifts
Individual Mailings (Paper and Electronic)
​Prospect Research
Cultivation Design
Social Media and SMS Fundraising
Planned Giving
Creating a 12-Month Plan
Capital Campaigns
Corporate Fundraising and Small Business Campaigns
Grant Writing and Institutional Fundraising

• Introduction and Welcome Armando Enrique Zumaya-Founder-Somos El Poder
• ​Saludos y Felicidades - Manuel Santamaria, Vice President, Community Action, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
• ​KEYNOTE - "The Power of the Latinx Entrepreneur Spirit" Tom Chavez, Co-Founder, super{set} | CEO and Co-Founder, Ketch
• Student Testimonials and Thank You's- We will hear from three students about the class, their experience and a chance to say a few words.
• Acknowledgement of Each Student- We will read the names of each graduate and confirm their graduation
• Vanguardia Alumni Association - We are going to introduce our new Alumni Association

You will receive a graduation certificate and package in the mail. Your name will be shared with top search companies to assist in securing a fundraising position or to keep options open for you. Please join us for the graduation!!

Feb 28, 2023 04:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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