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Thursday, September 17, 2020
10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Resource Development Planning & Prioritizing During Uncertainty

Laurel McCombs, Senior Philanthropy Consultant, Osborne Group

We know that nonprofit leaders are facing a high degree of uncertainty as COVID-19 has disrupted every facet of our work and lives. For those with the responsibility to lead your organization's resource development strategy and implementation, that means finding new sources of funding, adopting new methods for virtual donor engagement, and maximizing your donor database. Planning may seem counterintuitive given all of the unknowns. Now, more than ever, your organization needs a resource development plan in place that provides a roadmap that you can adapt and manage during this uncertainty. Join Laurel McCombs of The Osborne Group for a practical, fast-paced session where she will break down what you need to do now to get your plan in place and take control of your fundraising priorities for your mission success. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of planning and priority management to support your fund development success.
  • Know the basic elements of your resource development plan and the most important areas to focus on for effective planning.
  • Receive helpful tools to address potential roadblocks to creating and implementing your resource development plan.

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*Space is limited to 500 participants. Please note that a recording of this webinar will be made available on NAO's webinar page for later viewing.

About the Presenter

Laurel McCombs, Senior Philanthropy Consultant, Osborne Group

Laurel McCombs brings nearly 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector to her role as consultant and trainer with The Osborne Group.  Laurel works closely with clients on topics including donor engagement, development operations, board fundraising and more. In addition to well-received workshops for national organizations, universities, and more, Laurel has presented at the AFP International Conference, CASE-NAIS, and AFP Congress.  Prior to joining TOG, Laurel worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America where she coordinated capacity-building support to agencies across the country.  Laurel has a degree from USC and lives in Portland, OR.


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online COVID-19 events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank, First Interstate Bank, Comcast, Heritage Bank and Nike
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement



A link to access webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

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September 17th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Fundraiser or Festival, Operations & Planning, Public Meeting or Info Session
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Thought Leadership, Voice

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