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Date and Time

Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Light refreshments and networking at 8:45 a.m. Presentation and discussion begin at 9:00 a.m. Stay for a hosted lunch with Oregon State University at noon. 

Event Description

The Lincoln County Nonprofit Resource Round-Up is a learning and networking opportunity convened by the Nonprofit Association of Oregon for nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers to connect, meet funders, and learn about valuable tools and resources designed specifically for nonprofits. 

Funders Panel

  • Mychal Cherry, Executive Director, Spirit Mountain Community Fund
  • Angela Sears, Program Coordinator, Spirit Mountain Community Fund
  • Levi Williams, Associate Program Officer, The Ford Family Foundation

Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Work Session: Assessing Your Organization's Health and Vital Signs

After the funders panel and discussion, participants will work together through a facilitated discussion and an assessment tool to identify areas where you can improve your work and connect to resources that can help you become more effective in serving your mission. This exercise explores indicators of health in a nonprofit across the following areas:

  • Running a nonprofit organization
  • Board issues
  • Human resources issues
  • Operational issues
  • Fundraising and resource development
  • How to better include and engage clients

This Resource Round-Up and similar events in other locations are made possible with support from The Ford Family Foundation.

For questions about this event, or help with registration contact  at or at 503-239-4001 ext. 123. 

About the Facilitator and Funder Panelists

Mychal Cherry, Executive Director, Spirit Mountain Community Fund

Mychal was born and raised in Oregon and is a proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde where she began her career in Indian Child Welfare. Most recently she worked for Spirit Mountain Gaming, Inc. as a Marketing Manager from 2009 to 2017. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and is studying for her Master’s degree. She is happily married with 5 children and a grandson in northwest, Oregon. Mychal feels honored to be serving in the role as the Executive Director for the Spirit Mountain Community Fund and representing her tribe.

Mychal Cherry Photo

Angela Sears, Program Coordinator, Spirit Mountain Community Fund

Angela Sears is the Program Coordinator at Spirit Mountain Community Fund. She is an Oregon Native, a proud member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and is passionate about tribal philanthropy. Prior to joining SMCF, she worked in the marketing department at Spirit Mountain Casino. She attended the University of Oregon and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Communications

Angela Sears Photo

Levi Williams, Associate Program Officer, The Ford Family Foundation

Levi Williams is an Associate Program Officer at The Ford Family Foundation. As part of a close-knit team, he assists with the Foundation’s strategies to support strong families and healthy children. He works with Foundation grant-seekers and other organizational partners from rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Levi also conducts site visits of grant-seekers and advises grantees. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Levi worked for Kellogg Springs Camp in Douglas County. He grew the camp, managed staff and supported a board of directors from across the Pacific Northwest. Levi has a bachelor's degree in education from Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. He grew up in Loveland, Colorado.

Levi Williams Photo

Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

As the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Jim is deeply committed to social change and has worked in the nonprofit sector both domestically and internationally for more than 20 years. He is passionate about affecting systemic change results in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors working together to support and strengthen civil society.

Jim White Photo

Lunch Discussion with Dr. Jenna Tilt, Oregon State University

Please consider staying after NAO's Resource Round-up event for a brief presentation and lunch discussion with Dr. Jenna Tilt from Oregon State University related to the project, “Envisioning a Resilient Oregon Coast” funded by Oregon Sea Grant.

This research project will develop a framework to improve coastal community adaptation and resilience to chronic and acute hazards caused by flooding, earthquake, and tsunami events. Participants will discuss how specific long-term community planning actions aimed at mitigating earthquake and tsunami risks may impact nonprofits and the people they serve. Your input through this conversation will help guide the development of computer models that simulate future hazard events coupled with long-term policy actions, and their subsequent community impacts.

Dr. Jenna Tilt is a research social scientist at Oregon State University in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Her research focuses on socio-ecological systems, particularly the intersection between environmental/resource management, land use planning, and social equity.

This lunch discussion is hosted by Oregon State University, and there is no cost to participate.



April 25th, 2019 8:45 AM   through   1:00 PM
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Gleason Room
2820 SE Ferry Slip Road
Newport, OR 97365
Event Particulars
City Newport
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Development & Fundraising, Networking
Event Region North Coast
Programmatic Approach Convening

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