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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration at 8:30 a.m., Presentation starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast provided 

Event Description

Strategic Fundraising in Rural Communities

Mike Westby, CEO & President, Westby Associates, Inc. 

From top to bottom, a readiness workshop for nonprofits contemplating a fundraising campaign. This session is for nonprofit organizations of all sizes and would be ideal for Executive Directors, Board Members, and Development staff considering a large fundraising campaign effort.

In this interactive and engaging session you will learn about:

  • Navigating the Board and Executive Director's roles, responsibilities, and relationships.
    • Embrace productive/creative friction
    • Understand difference between governance and support roles
    • Lead from the middle
  • Aligning your campaign with your strategic priorities
    • Ensuring you've done your due diligence before launching your project
  • Best practices to plan and execute a successful campaign.

About the Presenter

Mike Westby, CEO & President, Westby Associates, Inc. 

Mike Westby began his career in journalism, spending his first six years out of college as an award-winning sports columnist. But more than 30 years ago, Mike put down his pen and moved into the development field and hasn’t looked back. He places a distinct focus on major gifts and strategic fundraising campaigns, and over the years he’s represented a diverse group of organizations and missions, including hospitals and healthcare agencies, universities, secondary schools, museums, zoos, aquariums, symphonies, theaters, social service agencies, humane societies, national youth associations, and police associations. Mike has represented projects that have generated in excess of $250,000,000 and counting. 

Mike has an intimate and comprehensive knowledge of individual philanthropy, as well as foundation and corporate giving based on solid relationships with leaders in those respective categories. He’s also been recommended to clients by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the Meyer Memorial Trust, Bank of America, and First Independent Bank, among others. 

Thank you to Columbia Bank for making this workshop possible! 


$15 NAO Member
$30 Nonmember


October 29th, 2019 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
Newport Visual Arts Center
777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 30.00
Event Particulars
City Newport
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Development & Fundraising
Event Region North Coast
Programmatic Approach

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