Effective nonprofits, and indeed the effectiveness of the entire nonprofit sector, depends on capable and committed leaders. NAO believes that the development of high performing, confident leaders, who inspire action, are responsive, skilled, and forward looking is essential to the success of any nonprofit mission.

The Nonprofit Network of Central Oregon (NNCO) provides regular professional development opportunities, tangible tools and strategies, and a chance to connect with peers in a collaborative learning environment.

Although this series is designed for nonprofit leaders, it is open to anyone who wants to learn more about effective nonprofit leadership.

2016-2017 Schedule

All sessions take place at Partners In Care in Bend from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Topics will focus on key elements that support effective organizations. Advanced registration is required for all events. Click on an event below to register.

October 26 Employment Practices & Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Update
November 16 Board Chair & Executive Director Relationships
January 25 Strategic Alliances
February 22 What Donors Expect & What We Should Deliver
March 22 Leading Stressed Out, Burned Out, & Freaked Out Employees
April 26 Creating Earned Income Ventures
May 24 Structuring Productive Roles for Volunteers
June 28 Telling Your Nonprofit Story: Creating Strategic & Manageable Communications

Attend the Series as a Member Pass Holder

Are you a NAO Member? Join the NNCO series as a Member Pass Holder! Your Member Pass includes a package of 10 seats to use at any NNCO session. Use your Member Pass to:

  • Attend the NNCO series
  • Bring a friend or colleague
  • Engage your entire team, including board members, volunteers, and staff
  • And more!

Purchase NNCO Member Pass

$200 (10 Seats)

Member Passes are available for Members Only, log in or join today!

Scholarship Fund

Thanks to a generous gift from the Partnership to End Poverty, we are offering the Nonprofit Network of Central Oregon (NNCO) Scholarship Fund to provide access to professional development and capacity building training events throughout the state. Organizations can apply for 50% reimbursement of the total cost of event fees - including accommodation and travel expenses! Each organization can be awarded up to $500 annually. Funds are limited and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible organizations. Learn more

Thank You Sponsors

Principles & Practices

NAO has partnered with Independent Sector to disseminate the Principles for Good Governance & Ethical Practice as a means to provide sector-wide best practices to support self-regulation among actors in the charitable sector. Network sessions will draw on the 33 Principles and delve into specific principles if appropriate to the topic.

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Not sure if this series is right for you? Want to know more about the Member Pass? Call our Training Coordinator at 503-239-4001, ext. 123 or email training@nonprofitoregon.org.