Nonprofit Expert Roundup: What do you predict for the nonprofit sector in 2020?

The nonprofit sector is always in flux. In the new year, Oregon has changes in the laws governing nonprofits (see our tip sheet here). Donations from both individuals and businesses are down. Organizations across the state and the country wonder how this will affect our work. We asked a variety of nonprofit experts, “What do you predict for the nonprofit sector in 2020?” Many of…

Center for Nonprofit Stewardship receives grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation for nonprofit workshops in Klamath County

The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship (CNS) has been awarded a $4,000 grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation (CCUIF) to build stronger nonprofits in Klamath County with training workshops, advice, and other support. CNS’s Nonprofit Learning Series in Klamath Falls will include three half-day workshops held every other month from July to November. Each half-day workshop will consist of three hours of curriculum on board…

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…

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…