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Wednesday November 6th, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration at 2:30 p.m., Presentation starting promptly at 3:00 p.m.
Light snacks and refreshments will be served!

Event Description

Building Constituency: Turning Engagement into Action
A workshop for the Illinois Valley Nonprofit Network and our Josephine County Partners
Brought to you by the IVCanDO and the IV Network

Dania Toscano Miwa, President – Toscano Advisors
James V. Toscano, Principal – Toscano Advisors

An essential element of the mission-driven work that nonprofits and service organizations do each day is the formation, retention and growth of constituency. Identifying those individuals, corporations, foundations and businesses and other community stakeholders who share our values and have potential to work with us in a variety of ways. To achieve mission impact, nonprofit leaders turn positive engagement and relationships with family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues, funders and others in our area into action, including volunteer support, charitable giving, committee work, board membership and legacy giving.

In this session we will discuss the fundamental principles of constituency development and explore methods that turn intentional engagement into real action!

Learning Objectives:

  • Organization-wide shared responsibility for Constituency Building
  • Integration and Alignment of Constituency Building into Mission and Vision
  • Intentional Outreach and Engagement across Multiple Community Levels
  • Focusing Fundraising as Engagement
  • Creating and maintaining Strong Donor Relationships.

This workshop is made possible with support from The Ford Family Foundation!

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Resource Development, Purpose and Strategy

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, Purpose and Strategy. For additional resources in these categories, visit: Resource Development, Purpose and Strategy.

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About the Presenter

Dania Toscano Miwa, President – Toscano Advisors

Dania is the President and co-founder of Toscano Advisors. Her expertise is in the areas of board/leadership training, strategic planning, fundraising, capital campaigns, communication planning, including social media strategy, and recruiting. She has more than 15 years of experience working with/for nonprofits such as the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, American Indian Cancer Foundation Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Pollen Midwest, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Animal Humane Society, the American Indian Cancer Foundation, the Minnesota Zoo Foundation, Northside Achievement Zone, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, and The Museum of Russian Art. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.



James V. Toscano, Principal – Toscano Advisors

Jim has over 55 years of experience in nonprofit management, 40 years of which were as CEO. His expertise includes: strategic planning, governance, outcomes measurement, feasibility studies and resource development in nonprofit organizations. He is a past chair of the Minnesota Charities Review Council and served on over 50 boards and commissions during his career, including the Minnesota Health Care Commission and as Chair of the Medical Education and Research Committee of the State Health Department. A chair and co-chair of the committees that produced the three editions of Minnesota Council of Nonprofit’s “Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence,” he has taught management at the Wharton School, University of Saint Thomas and Hamline University’s Graduate School of Business. He is a graduate of Rutgers College and Yale University and studied survey research at the Bureau of Applied Social Research at Columbia University.



$15 NAO member
$30 Nonmember

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November 6th, 2019 from  3:00 PM to  7:00 PM
Siskiyou Field Institute
1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538
Event Fee(s)
Price $30.00
Event Particulars
City Cave Junction
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Development & Fundraising
Event Region Southern Oregon
Programmatic Approach