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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Your ‘Best Fit’ Funding Model & Trends in Fundraising

Adrienne Graham, Owner, Leapfrog Training & Facilitation, Central Oregon Representative, Nonprofit Association of Oregon 
Jen Rusk, Consultant, Rusk Coaching & Consulting
Tim Rusk, Executive Director, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery

In this interactive workshop we’ll explore six steps you can use to develop a funding model that is the ‘best fit’ for your organization (not a one-size-fits-all proposition!). In addition to hearing your questions and experiences, a local Executive Director will share his insights and learnings from engaging these steps. We’ll close by looking at some emerging trends in fundraising and share ideas on how you can use this information in your organization.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Resource Development

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Resource Development. For additional resources in this category, visit: Resource Development.

About the Presenters

Adrienne Graham, Senior Consultant, Nonprofit Association of Oregon


Adrienne Graham is a Senior Consultant for Central Oregon at the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. Based in Sisters, Adrienne has worked with nonprofits for over 12 years as a nonprofit executive director and 20+ years of providing training, consulting and facilitation to the public and private sectors. Prior to joining NAO, Adrienne owned Leapfrog Training & Facilitation, a consulting firm that provided strategic planning, leadership development and organizational effectiveness services to nonprofits, community groups and associations, including NAO. 

Jen Rusk, Development Director, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery


Jen is the owner of Rusk Coaching & Consulting. With 35 years of experience in the nonprofit sector as a manager, director, consultant, and Board member, Jen offers a unique vantage on nonprofits—as independent businesses, hubs of community services and engagement, and as a growing sector of the U.S. economy. For the past 20 years, she has helped Oregon nonprofits achieve great success in the areas of planning, organization development, and fundraising. She holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters in Process Facilitation and Conflict Studies from the Processwork Institute of Portland. Jen has extensive training and experience in nonprofit consulting and fundraising and is a Certified Professional and Personal Coach through the Coaches Training Institute. 

Tim Rusk, Executive Director, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery


Tim Rusk is the Executive Director at MountainStar Family Relief Nursery, a local nonprofit working to prevent child abuse and neglect for babies and toddlers in Central Oregon. Tim has worked at MountainStar since 2002 and has a Masters in Organization Development. MountainStar provides services to 450 children and their families annually in the tri-county area and has been recognized twice as Organization of the Year by the Bend Chamber of Commerce.  MountainStar budget is $2M which includes public, private and in-kind support.


$25 NAO Member 
$50 Nonmember

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April 24th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
St. Charles Medical Center
Conference Room C
2500 Neff Rd
Bend, 97701
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Bend
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Development & Fundraising, Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Central Oregon
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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