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!”

EONC Funders Forum

This year at Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference, attendees will have a chance to participate in our Funders Forum. This is an exciting opportunity for nonprofits to hear from and talk with funders from across the state. We encourage you to take advantage of these sessions – the funders are there to listen to you and to learn from you while sharing their experience! Part 1:…

Planned Giving – Continuing the Legacy

This month, we have a guest post from Elena Fracchia, a Wealth Advisor for one of CNS’s sponsors, Columbia Bank. The parents of Baby Boomers have often been called “the Greatest Generation” by historians. While their contributions to society are beyond reproach, to the nonprofit community, those Baby Boomers deserve their own place atop great generational achievements, as they largely created the industry of nonprofits. And…

Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference

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

Social Media Marketing: Instagram, Twitter, and Other Platforms — Part 4

In our social media marketing series of blog posts, we’ve written about Facebook pages, posts, and messaging. You can see the full series here: Using Facebook to Engage your Nonprofit’s Network Making the Perfect Post on Facebook Facebook Messaging In our final post in this series, we address social media platforms other than Facebook. For each platform, it’s important to take into account the typical…

Starting a Nonprofit: When, Why, and How

People frequently contact the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship about how to start a new nonprofit. If this is something you’re considering, we’ve written up a few ways to analyze if starting a new organization is necessary and if so, how you can proceed. Consider existing nonprofits that may need your help. You most likely want to start a nonprofit organization because you see a need…

Social Media Marketing: Facebook Messaging — Part 3

We’ve put together this short guide to help you get the most out of social media marketing. This is the third in a series of posts, and today, we’ll cover how to use Facebook messaging. You can see the other posts here: How to best use your Facebook page How to make the perfect post Messenger increases your accessibility. When people can contact your organization…