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, financial accountability, and organizational and board development.

Our Keynote Speaker is Chuck Sams III, the Board Chair of the Oregon Cultural Trust. Chuck has worked in the nonprofit natural resource management field for over 20 years. He also serves on the boards of Cayuse Holdings LLC and Gray Family Foundation. In this keynote address, he will discuss how the nonprofit sector is key to meeting our communities’ needs in order to support a thriving society.

EONC will host a variety of funders from Oregon during a two-part “Meet the Funders” panel. During part one, the funders will introduce themselves, discuss requirements, priorities, and timelines, and host an open discussion. During part two, attendees and funders will meet in small groups for round table discussions. Funders such as The Ford Family Foundation, Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, and MJ Murdock Charitable Trust will attend.

The full schedule will have three breakout sessions and twelve total workshops for attendees. Other highlighted topics include:

  • Board Member Recruitment & Retention
  • De-Mystifying Human Resources
  • Fundraising for a Small Shop
  • Fine-tuning Your Budget Process
  • Understanding Your Financial Statements.

See the full schedule, with session descriptions, and speaker details here.

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 will be provided.

We will hear from Nickie Shira about Adrian 2040, a visioning initiative to revive Adrian, Oregon, a small town in Malheur County. This is an inspiring story about how communities can come together to save rural parts of our state.

If you cannot attend the conference, but would like to come to the reception, please register here.

The early bird rate of only $99 ends August 28th! Sign up now to save $51 off the regular rate of $150. We hope you’ll join us for this affordable learning opportunity to educate and empower your nonprofit’s board and staff!

“Wonderful resource for anyone involved in non-profit work! Awesome seminars, fun networking & valuable education/information! I recommend CNS to all of my colleagues!” – Amber Merrifield, Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce

The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship is a nonprofit organization with programs and services that develop more high-quality nonprofit leaders, improve organizational effectiveness, and increase accountability. Relevant and quality support is essential to helping nonprofits thrive–and when nonprofits thrive, communities thrive!

Four Rivers Healthy Community Foundation empowers community partners focused on strengthening health, education, livability and leadership in the Western Treasure Valley. Their vision is a community that’s a safe and healthy place to live, work, raise a family and enjoy life.