On Thursday, September 26th, the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship hosts the Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference in partnership with Four Rivers Healthy Community Foundation from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. MDT at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, OR. This day-long event hosts a number of expert speakers to provide informative talks and interactive workshops alongside opportunities for networking.

Chuck Sams III, Board Chair of Oregon Cultural Trust, will be the keynote speaker this year. His keynote address, “Building Cultural Capital in the Pacific Northwest”, will discuss how the nonprofit sector is key to meeting our communities’ needs. Chuck Sams III currently serves as the Communications Director for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. He has worked in the nonprofit natural resource management field for over 20 years.

The 2019 Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference will include twelve sessions that cover topics such as fund development, financial accountability, and organizational and board development. Among the sessions slated is a “Meet the Funders” panel where conference attendees can meet funders from across the state and participate in roundtable discussions. Confirmed funders include Oregon Community Foundation, Collins Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, and Travel Oregon.

Of the other breakout workshop sessions, topics include:

• Fundraising for a Small Shop

• De-Mystifying Human Resources

• Board Recruitment and Retention

• Understanding Your Financial Statements

• On Board! Staff & Board Roles

• Metrics to Drive Grant Performance

• Thinking Outside the Engagement Box—Soliciting Cross Sector Partnerships

The day begins with on-site registration and light refreshments at 8:30 a.m, with the welcome and keynote address scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Registration is open now with a discounted rate available through August 28, 2019. To register or for more information about this training and other services provided by The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship, visit http://www.nonprofitsteward.org or call 541-230-1036.

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