ONLC – April 10 & 11, 2017

Are You Prepared to Fight the Ice Zombies of Injustice?
You won’t want to miss the 2017 Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference!

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The ONLC Committee has scheduled a dynamic and informative program. Use this website to explore the speakers, sessions, schedule, fees, scholarships, and much more….

Conference highlights include:

Keynote Address by Vu Le, writer of nonprofitwithballs.com and Executive Director of Seattle-based nonprofit Rainier Valley Corps

  • Winter is Here, and We Must Adapt to Fight the Ice Zombies of Injustice –The challenges nonprofits face are numerous and prevent us from being even more awesome. They include restricted funding, the myth of sustainability, society’s misconceptions and unrealistic expectations of nonprofits, bizsplaining, and crappy chairs. Delve into how both funders and nonprofits perpetuate the “nonprofit hunger games.”

Monday Sessions include: Strategies for Successful Events, Challenges of the Mature Nonprofit (expert panel), Successful Public Relations, Managing Volunteers, Understanding Financial Statements, Organizational Succession Planning, Hints for New Grantseekers, and more.

Monday Meet the Funders returns for three popular sessions with foundation representatives from Oregon and beyond.

The Tuesday Breakfast Leadership Forum – The Donor-Centered Board (formerly an evening event) is a great opportunity for nonprofit staff to learn with their board members. Invite your board and staff to an inspirational start to the day and discover how everyone can have a profound impact by engaging in activities that are both appealing and rewarding. This interactive forum led by renowned author and trainer, Penelope Burk, demonstrates how any Board or individual member can have a profound impact on the bottom line by engaging in activities that are both appealing and rewarding. Board members need not attend the rest of the conference – they can register for and attend just this one event, which takes place before work hours.

Three Tuesday Full-Day Workshops:

  • Donor-Centered Fundraising with Penelope Burk – A modern approach to raising money that inspires donors to remain loyal longer and give more generously. This breakthrough strategy is easy to understand; it focuses on the things that make fundraising profitable; and it comes from donors themselves.
  • The Art of Organizational Storytelling: Beginning, Middle, and End with J.C. Geiger – Borrow from the time-tested crafts of playwriting, filmmaking, and fiction to infuse funding appeals with the themes, details, and emotion necessary to compel an audience to lean forward and listen closely.
  • Strategic Planning with a Focus on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion with Angela Powell  In this experiential and hands on workshop, explore the components of a solid strategic planning process, and see how applying a strong equity lens can result in a strategic plan that is both relevant and has clear momentum for action.

Important Dates to Remember:
March 15th – Scholarship requests are due by 5pm!
March 24th – Early Bird Discount ends at midnight!

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