Dan Thorndike

Dan Thorndike, Ashland, Oregon, earned his BA at The Colorado College and his J.D. at the University of Washington School of Law. Dan was in private law practice from 1980-1992. He has been General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Medford Fabrication since 1992.

He has served as President of Britt Music Festival; President of Rogue Valley Family YMCA; President of Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University; Chairperson of Ashland School Board and school board member for eight years; and President of the Southern Oregon University Foundation. Dan has previously served on the OSF Board of Directors and served as President; and currently is the Festival’s Endowment Trustee vice president. Dan also served as chairperson of the Oregon Water Resources Commission, and now serves as co-chair of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.

Dan is a coach for the Ashland High School Nordic Ski Team. Dan is married to Joan and has two children, Camila and Isabella.

Dan’s Monday Session:

Challenges of the Mature Nonprofit

Join our expert panel of seasoned board members and executive directors for a discussion about the challenges of established nonprofits.

Gain a fresh perspective on some of the issues mature boards can face. Learn different ways to approach the challenges related to succession planning, board and staff recruitment, and development. Explore ideas for successfully navigating your nonprofit through times of change. Gather some great ideas for reinvigorating your mission and reigniting board and staff enthusiasm.

You can participate by bringing your questions about some of the challenges your established non-profit is experiencing to our panel of experts.

Janet Troy will moderate a panel of experts including Brenda Johnson, Dan Thorndike, Gail Lopes & Jane Kenworthy