Session Descriptions & Schedule

Save the Date! April 15 & 16, 2019

The Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference brings together 350+ nonprofit leaders for educational sessions on current, relevant and inspiring topics facing nonprofits today.  The ONLC also provides a forum for nonprofit representatives to meet face to face with regional as well as local funders (mostly Oregon and Washington).

The conference continues to be produced by a volunteer committee of foundations and nonprofit representatives, and is underwritten by the generous support of local funders, both foundations and businesses.

2019 ONLC Schedule 

ONLC Location: Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites, Ashland, Oregon

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 16th

ONLC Location: Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, Ashland, Oregon

  • 7:00 – 8:00     Registration and Complimentary Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 9:10     Welcome and Keynote
  • 9:30 – 10:45    Breakout Session 1
  • 11:00 – 12:15   Breakout Session 2
  • 12:15 – 1:15      Lunch (provided)
  • 12:30 – 1:00    Mini-Session TBD
  • 1:30 –  2:45     Breakout Session 3
  • 3:00 – 4:15      Breakout Session 4
  • 4:30 – 5:45     Networking Reception – Join us for wine tasting from local wineries, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a no-host bar hosted by the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO)

Tuesday, April 17th

  • 7:00 – 8:30     Leadership Forum Breakfast: Board and Staff together with (optional, additional cost – can be added during registration)
  • 9:30 – 3:30     Full Day Workshops (Lunch Provided)

Monday, April 15, 2019

8:00am – Keynote Address

Save the World… or Savor It? Being Reached by the Widow, Orphan and Stranger

Keynote Address by Gregory Boyle, Founder, Homeboy Industries

Jesuit priest, author, speaker, and world-renowned expert in gang intervention, Gregory J. Boyle will deliver the 2019 ONLC Keynote Address.

In his keynote address, Gregory Boyle will share how compassion, kindness, and kinship are the tools to fight despair and decrease marginalization.  Through his stories and parables, all will be reminded that no life is less valuable than another.”  

Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California. From 1986 to 1992, Fr. Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in the city, located between two large public housing projects and the territories of numerous gangs. There, he and parish and community members started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, now the largest, most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re­entry program in the world. Homeboy trains and employs former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to more than 10,000 people who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life

9:30am – Breakout Session 1 Options

11:00 am – Breakout Session 2 Options

Lessons from the Field: Kinship as an Intervention

Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, dates its beginnings to 1988 and is now the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world.  Homeboy is a community of kinship in which those seeking to leave the gang life behind can find hope and receive support to redefine their lives.  In essence, Homeboy helps former gang members discover and inhabit their true selves.  Gregory Boyle will speak about universal kinship and redemption, and how the healing power of unconditional love reminds us that no life is less valuable than another.

Presented by Gregory Boyle, Founder, Homeboy Industries

12:30pm – Lunch Mini-Session

1:30pm – Breakout Session 3 Options

3:00pm – Breakout Session 4 Options

4:30pm – Nonprofit Association of Oregon’s Networking Reception

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

7:00am – Optional Tuesday Morning Leadership Breakfast Forum


9:30am – 3:30pm – Full Day Workshops

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