Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference

September 25th & 26th, 2019
Four Rivers Cultural Center
Ontario, Oregon

In partnership with Four Rivers Community Foundation, the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship is proud to present the Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference this September.

The event hosts a number of expert speakers to provide informative talks and interactive workshops alongside opportunities for networking. The 2019 conference will include a variety of sessions that cover a wide scope of topics such as fund development, financial accountability, and organizational and board development.

Attendees can also attend a networking reception the night before. This reception will give you a chance to meet other nonprofit board members and staff, funders from across the state, and more. Refreshments and a no-host bar provided. We will hear from Nickie Shira about Adrian 2040, a visioning initiative to revive Adrian, Oregon, a small town in Malheur County. If you cannot attend the conference, but would like to come to the reception, please register here.

Wednesday Night Reception $19
Early bird registration $99
Regular registration
(after August 28th)

Register Today!

See the full schedule, including session descriptions and speaker details!

September 25th Reception:

This reception, held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, will be full of ample opportunities for networking with funders, exhibitors, and other attendees. We will have a short learning program and offer appetizers and a no-host bar.

September 26th Schedule:
  • 8:30am: Registration Opens
  • 9:30am: Welcome and Keynote
  • 10:15am: Breakout Session 1
  • 11:45am: Networking Lunch
  • 1:00pm: Breakout Session 2
  • 2:30pm: Afternoon Break and Snack
  • 2:45pm: Breakout Session 3
  • 4:15pm: Close

All Sessions

See all session descriptions and speaker details here

Reception: Adrian 2040 with Nickie Shira and The Ford Family Foundation

Keynote Speaker: Chuck Sams III, Board Chair, Oregon Cultural Trust

Breakout Session 1:

  • De-Mystifying Human Resources
  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • Understanding Your Financial Statements
  • Fundraising Made Easy!

Lunch: Advocacy, Policy, and Nonprofits with Jim White, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Breakout Session 2:

  • Meet the Funders: Part 1
  • On Board! Staff & Board Roles
  • Fine-tuning your Budget Process
  • Metrics to Drive Grant Performance

Breakout Session 3:

  • Meet the Funders: Part 2
  • Thinking Outside the Engagement Box—Soliciting Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Board Member Recruitment and Retention
  • Fundraising for a Small Shop


FRCC Logo The Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference will be at the Four Rivers Cultural Center on the Treasure Valley Community College campus.

Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave
Ontario, OR 97914



Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ontario
212 SE 10th St
Ontario, OR 97914
(541) 889-7100

A block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express has been reserved at a special rate for conference attendees (only $99 plus taxes!). These rates are available until August 28th by calling 541-889-7100 and mentioning “Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference.”


Host an Exhibit Table in the Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference Exhibitor’s Gallery

Share a table at our Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference to reach nonprofit leaders from across the region! We offer access to approximately 175 nonprofit staff and board members. As a vendor, you will receive a six-foot skirted table, two chairs, a trashcan, and an invaluable opportunity to share your goods and services. Limit two staff members. If you are interested in bringing more than two staff members, please contact us. Vendor fees include meals and plenary sessions. Registration is not included.

$45 for nonprofit and government organizations
$95 for commercial business

If you’re interested in a vendor table at EONC, please contact our Program Associate, Emily Loveall, at eloveall@nonprofitsteward.org or 541-230-1036.