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Tue, Jun 11


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Wallowa County Area Nonprofit Business Series

A comprehensive series of seminars to sharpen the skills of boards and staff.

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Wallowa County Area Nonprofit Business Series
Wallowa County Area Nonprofit Business Series

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2019, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The Place, 301 S Lake St, Joseph, OR 97846

About the event

Cause Oregon, in partnership with Northeast Oregon Economic Development District, is offering a comprehensive series of seminars this summer to sharpen the skills of nonprofit boards and staff. Whether you're new to the sector or a seasoned professional, the series will provide practical tools for your work.

Classes are stand-alone modules and also build a nonprofit toolkit sequentially. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required. Fees are not refundable but can be credited for future sessions.


  • PR for Your Cause 8:30-10:00AM

    Getting your story in front of people who care is a critical component of fundraising and development. Positive PR raises awareness of your organization, enhances your reputation, builds stakeholder loyalty, and attracts investment in your cause. In this session, we'll explore a variety of ways to promote your work through print and digital media. Participants will leave with a toolbox to build an attractive and compelling public relations strategy.

  • Volunteer Recruiting 10:30-12

    Do you have as many volunteers as you need? Are your volunteers energetic, loyal, dependable and skilled? Volunteers are unpaid staff for nonprofits and as such, present unique challenges with regards to personnel management. In this session, we'll explore recruitment tactics for attracting and retaining the most engaged volunteers. We'll also cover the characteristics of stellar volunteer programs and ways to maximize their contributions to our organizations.

  • Board & Staff Roles 1:00-2:30P

    The relationship between Board and Staff sets the stage for a nonprofit's success. Making your way towards meeting your mission requires this relationship is a healthy one...where clear lines of authority, accountability and process keep respective roles distinct - but complementary and supportive. In this session, we'll review the roles and responsibilities of both Board Members and Staff, elements of a high-functioning Board-Staff partnership, and the special link between Board Chair and ED.

  • A Fundraising Plan 2:30-4:00PM

    Having a plan to raise funds is the #1 predictor of fundraising success. Actual plans may vary widely from one group to the next, but reflecting on the past and setting goals for the future are essential to generating revenue for your cause. In this session, we'll explore a number of methods for raising money. Participants will leave with a customizable road map for attracting investment in their work.

  • Org Assess JUNE 6th 3:30-5:00P

    It's time for a tune-up! Let's take a look at the best practices in nonprofit management, including compliance, board governance and operations, strategic planning, personnel management (paid and volunteer), programming, community relations, fundraising and financial stewardship. In this session, we use an assessment tool that scores your organization in all of these competencies. The tool celebrates what we're doing well and identifies areas that need work. Come see how you're doing!




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