What to expect at Guiding More Good 2020

Registration for our 16th annual conference, Guiding More Good, is now open! This day-long event for nonprofit boards, staff, and volunteers provides informative talks and interactive workshops alongside opportunities for networking. Click the button below to see the full schedule, registration rates, and workshop descriptions. February 29, 2020 9:30am – 5:00pm CH2M HILL Alumni Center, OSU Corvallis, OR The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship is always…

What Small Nonprofits Need to Know about #GivingTuesday

Since 2012, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been known as #GivingTuesday. This annual day of giving, recognized around the world, serves to bring attention to philanthropy and encourage generosity after the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While many organizations debate the return on investment of #GivingTuesday efforts, it can’t be ignored that donations made on this day are increasing. In 2017, #GivingTuesday donations…

Toolbox: Building Trust with Incoming Leadership

PURPOSE AND INSTRUCTIONS The purpose of this exercise is to help your board transition seamlessly from one leader to the next by building trust. Whether using this activity with an incoming executive director or board president, identifying ways to capitalize on opportunities and culture changes will keep your board and staff on track to meet their strategic objectives. Distribute a copy of this handout (available…

What have you learned from CNS?

We want to hear from you! We have been fortunate to help thousands of nonprofits and their dedicated staff, board members, and volunteers throughout more than seventeen years working in Oregon and its surrounding areas, first as Financial Stewardship Resources and now as the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship. Throughout the many programs we’ve had in our years, we’ve covered topics such as financial accountability, board…

Directors & Officers Insurance

If you’ve ever wondered about Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability insurance for your nonprofit, Barker-Uerlings Insurance is here to answer your questions. This guest post is from Steve Uerlings. What is Directors & Officers Insurance? Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance helps cover defense costs and damages (awards and settlements) arising out of Wrongful Acts allegations and lawsuits brought against the members of an organization’s…

Melissa Metz, Grand Chapter of Oregon

“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.”

Emily James, Heartland Humane Society

“CNS offered a Learn@Lunch series of workshops in my area covering some great fundraising and board development topics. These workshops were inexpensive, accessible, and thoughtfully executed in a “bite-sized” fashion to reach busy non-profit staff and volunteers with vital information. L@L is a great model and will make me look for more CNS programming. Thank you for being a great resource for non-profits, CNS!”