10:20am – 11:50am
Attendees choose one workshop per session
Cultivating Sponsors and Community Partners
Facilitated by Elena Fracchia, Columbia Bank
Success in the world of corporate sponsorship sometimes feels like learning a whole new vocabulary and approach to development. In this panel workshop, you will hear from corporate and nonprofit representatives on how to find the right match, how to craft incentives and giving levels, build a network of prospective partners and sponsors, and cultivate relationships that are rewarding for all. Our panelists are Elena Fracchia from Columbia Bank, Jodi Sommers from Essex General Construction, and Mija Andrade from Oregon Supported Living Program.
Board Roles and Responsibilities — Great for new board members!
David Atkin, Center for Nonprofit Law
New and even seasoned nonprofit board members may not understand their basic obligations. In this session, explore the legal duties, roles and responsibilities of volunteer board members in governing charitable and other nonprofit organizations.
Pitching the Media: How to work with news outlets to share your story
Colby Reade, Murdock Charitable Trust
At a time when it has never been easier to share your own story via digital channels such as your website, blog, newsletter, social media, etc., it has never been more important to have your story told by influential 3rd parties. Media outlets still carry significant clout with the general public as trusted resources for important information and can help spread the word about a given story to a diverse audience with a single broadcast, printed issue or online post. But in a marketplace more saturated with channels than ever before, how do you figure out the “right” spot to place your news? And when you know where you want your news to land, how do you pitch it so a reporter will pick up the story?
In this session, we will walk through the entire media pitch process, including:
- – How to identify the strongest outlet for your story
- – How to build relationships with reporters and editors
- – How to structure your pitch so it gets noticed
- – What you need to think through to maximize media attention when you have it
– How to use a single news story to your advantage over and over
Human Resources: Not Just for Big Organizations
Christine Frazer, HR Any Day
What exactly is Human Resources? In this session, Christine Frazer will cover your most common HR questions. We’ll touch on topics such as recruitment & selection dos and don’ts, Oregon HR laws, performance management, and employee benefits.
99 Ways Board Members Can Be Fundraisers
Dianne Alves, Fresh Take Consulting, LLC
Board members have a myriad of responsibilities that are being asked of them by the organization where they serve. Fundraising may be just one of them. Yet it can be the most daunting, and sometimes even scary role. Those uncertain feelings about fundraising often are attached to what you leaned about money growing up.
As a passionate volunteer you want to support your organization, but fundraising can be uncomfortable and even a little scary. Understanding these feelings and how to work around them is just part of what will be covered in this board focused presentation. You will learn why you may be stuck, gain practical skills in all the way you can participate in fundraising without directly asking for money and build a personal plan you can bring back to your organization and share the expertise in the room. Everyone should leave energized and ready to support their organization in a new way.
Nonprofits as a Catalyst for Change
Roque Barros and Yvette Rhodes, The Ford Family Foundation
Learn how your organization can play a catalytic community building role to help unite residents, organizations, businesses and other stakeholders in the community to create the change they want to see. Hear from an organization that is creating the spark for significant change or action in their community.