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Date and Time

Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:45 a.m. - Noon 
Light refreshments and networking at 8:45 a.m. Presentation and discussion begin at 9:00 a.m. 

Event Description

The Polk County Nonprofit Resource Roundup 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

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

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 Roundup 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

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.

Michael Cherry, Executive Director, Spirit Mountain Community Fund

Michael 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. Michael feels honored to be serving in the role as the Executive Director for the Spirit Mountain Community Fund and representing her tribe.

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.


Jim White, Executive Director, 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.  


No cost to participate, but registration is required


November 14th, 2019 8:45 AM   through   12:00 PM
Dallas Civic Center
945 SE Jefferson Street
Dallas, OR 97338
Event Particulars
City Dallas
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Development & Fundraising, Networking
Event Region Northern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Convening

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