Nov
13
Wed
Florence Workshop: The Power of Board Members @ Florence Events Center
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

At this half-day event in Florence, Rachel Muir will teach on the unique power of board members when it comes to fundraising. This workshop is full of interactive activities designed to help participants discover motivations that drive donors, explore strategies to advance key relationships, and sharpen their skills to make the ask.

Register today at: http://bit.ly/NLS-Nov13

This event is made possible by partnership with PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation.

Agenda:

8:30am: The Joy of Giving, Unique Power of Board Members & Fundraising Myths Debunked

They say money can’t buy happiness. It can however, if you spend it on others. Donors are 43% more likely to say they are “very happy” than non-donors. Discover the motivations that drive donor’s generosity, how to frame fundraising to set yourself up for success and the unique power of board members in influencing donor gift amounts and retention.

9:45am: The Lucrative Art of Great Donor Discovery

We enjoy quality time with community leaders, entrepreneurs and well-respected business leaders often. How can we bring them in? How can we deepen an existing relationship or forge a new one? What strategies can help you get your foot in the door? We’ll explore winning (and free!) tips, strategies and tools to get your foot in the door, quickly build rapport and how to use events like Jeffersonian Dinners to help you advance a key relationship.

11:00am: Get the Visit, Nail the Ask

Most people are afraid of making the ask but if you can just get the visit you have an 85% chance of getting the gift. Master the art and science of a successful ask with tips to get the appointment.

11:30am: The Art of the Ask

The myth of soliciting a gift is that we are taking something away from someone, “hitting them up” or “targeting them”. The truth is people like to give. Sharpen your skills to make the ask, “listen for the gift”, determine ask amounts, translate body language, and overcome objections. Walk through solicitation scenarios as a group determining ask amount and approach.

12:00pm: Adjourn

Plus breaks and interactive activities!

About the Presenter:

Rachel Muir CFRE, Vice President, Training
When she was 26 years old, Rachel Muir launched Girlstart, a non-profit organization to empower girls in math, science, engineering and technology in the living room of her apartment with $500 and a credit card. Several years later she had raised over 10 million dollars and was featured on Oprah, CNN, and the Today show.

A winner of Oprah’s Use your Life Award, Rachel was named “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and one of Fast Company Magazine’s “Fast 50 Champions of Innovation.”

A sought-after speaker, trainer and nonprofit founder, Rachel’s career spans running successful nonprofit organizations, leading an online fundraising consulting practice, and managing major gift portfolios for some of the country’s largest nonprofit brands.

This event is made possible by partnership with PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation and is sponsored by Banner Bank.

Measuring Success on Grant Applications @ Central Willamette Community Credit Union
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

How do you know if your programs and services are effective—if your organization is making an impact? In this session for development professionals in the Mid-Willamette Valley area, CNS’s Executive Director, Jenn Clemo, will discuss tracking outputs, measuring outcomes, and using data to tell your organization’s story.

If you attended the abbreviated Learn@Lunch session, don’t worry because this workshop will be packed with new information and tools!

Register today at http://bit.ly/MVDP-Nov13

This session is free for all MVDP Season Pass holders and $50 for guests.

Jenn Clemo, Center for Nonprofit Stewardship, Executive Director

Jenn Clemo became the Executive Director of CNS, an organization that provides training and resources to nonprofits, in February 2018. She is a nonprofit professional with nearly fourteen years’ experience in the sector. Jenn possesses a diverse set of skills in nonprofit management, with expertise in fund development, marketing, program design, and evaluation.

She most recently worked as the Development Manager for Rural Development Initiatives, a Pacific Northwest rural community leadership and economic development organization. Jenn has also worked as an independent consultant for GrantMatrix, an Oregon-based grant writing firm, where her consulting services included grant writing, logic modeling, reporting, and budgets for nonprofits across the country. And she has worked as an independent contractor providing professional nonprofit capacity-building services to a variety of clients in the Willamette Valley.

Jenn is a graduate of the University of Oregon and holds a B.A. in English Literature.

 

Nov
23
Sat
Roseburg Workshop @ Douglas County Museum
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join CNS for a Nonprofit Learning Series workshop in Roseburg designed to build a smart, strong, engaged board. Whether you are new to board service or a long-serving member this training will clarify your responsibilities, give your board tools for recruitment and retention, and inspire you to find new ways to engage your board in fundraising.

Register today at: http://bit.ly/NLS-Nov23

Workshop Topics:

Board Roles and Responsibilities

New and even seasoned nonprofit board members may not understand their basic obligations. In this session, the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship’s Program Director, Jess Hampton, will explore the legal duties, roles and responsibilities of volunteer board members in governing charitable and other nonprofit organizations.

Board Member Recruitment & Retention 

As part of CNS’s work with The Ford Family Foundation, Jess Hampton has prepared tools for boards who are concerned about recruitment and retention. In this session, she will present ways to recruit new members and keep current board members engaged. 

Practical Ways to Engage your Board in Fundraising

A common complaint among board leadership and staff is a board that “doesn’t do” fundraising. Please join Jenn Clemo, Executive Director of the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship, for a workshop that will provide strategies for turning your board members into ambassadors for your cause. You’ll come away with practical tools, tips, and activities to rouse your board into fundraising roles that fit the individual and produce results.

Feb
29
Sat
Guiding More Good Conference @ CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This annual event in Corvallis, Oregon hosts a number of expert speakers to provide informative talks and interactive workshops alongside opportunities for networking. The Guiding More Good Conference brings people together from all across the sector to gather innovative solutions, develop knowledge and skills, and renew their energy.

“I have attended the Annual Conference in Corvallis a couple times representing different Boards that I have served on. They always have top notch speakers and I find attending to be a great way to get re-energized.” –Melissa Metz, Grand Chapter of Oregon

Mar
14
Sat
The Dalles Workshop @ The Dalles
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join CNS for a Nonprofit Learning Series workshop in The Dalles designed to build a smart, strong, engaged board. Whether you are new to board service or a long-serving member this training will clarify your responsibilities, give your board tools for recruitment and retention, and inspire you to find new ways to engage your board in fundraising.