CalSAC’s Giving Ambassadors deepen their knowledge of individual giving fundraising and try on new skills by raising funds to support CalSAC.  They receive resources, tools and ongoing support as well as join a team of fellow Giving Ambassadors to keep energies high, motivation pumping and fun in abundance! 

Introducing the 2018-2019 Giving Ambassadors!

Recognize any faces? Help them reach their goal by clicking their picture and donating to their campaign!

Meet the 2018-2019 Giving Ambassador Teams

Why is CalSAC Prioritizing Individual Giving?


For CalSAC, building an individual giving program is not just about sustaining the organization – it is about building a culture of giving, creating opportunity for every person to contribute to and take ownership for those things that are most important to them.  We believe that everyone can take active, collective responsibility for creating change.  Engaging in giving - whether by donating or asking others to give - is one of the ways change is realized, and how the transformative work of CalSAC is possible.   Read the article featured in the Grassroots Fundraising Journal about CalSAC’s individual giving philosophy and impact.

Giving Ambassadors are:

  • Excited to learn about fundraising best practices.

  • Motivated to support CalSAC’s year-end campaign.

  • Willing to try on the role as a fundraiser, reaching out to friends, family and colleagues to ask them to give.

  • Eager to support their team towards a collective fundraising goal through check-ins, troubleshooting and cheerleading.

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CalSAC provides:

  • Full day training/kick-off event – The day will be full with professional development, networking, resources and tools, designed to equip Giving Ambassadors to successfully fundraise, connect ambassadors to each other and inspire everyone for the work ahead.  Breakfast, lunch and travel (airfare included) will be provided by CalSAC. 

  • Customizable personal fundraising page - Giving Ambassadors will have their own customizable page to send out to family and friends to get them excited about CalSAC.

  • Email and social media templates – Work with existing language to customize a message to ask your family and friends to give.

  • Team support – Giving Ambassadors join a team for the campaign to provide and receive support, inspiration and motivation.

  • 1-on-1 support – CalSAC staff will be available to help throughout the campaign – from technical support to troubleshooting - to ensure success.

The whole experience and personal success surprised me and excited me at the same time...
Being pushed out of my comfort zone and asking for money on top of that was challenging, but receiving the responses I did and experiencing the success was energizing.
— 2017 Giving Ambassador

Registration for the 2018-2019 Giving Ambassador program is CLOSED

Still interested in fundraising on the behalf of CalSAC? Start by going to and, if you have any questions, contact our Director of Development, Lupine Reppert, at or 510-444-4622 x109.

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What excited and motivated me the most was being able to share CalSAC’s mission and my story and how the two interrelate. This is something so important to me and being able to tell that to people I’m close with, and even others I haven’t spoken to in a long time, and seeing how that resonated with them was my motivation.
— 2017 Giving Ambassador