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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Check-in and Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9 a.m.
Light snacks and coffee provided. 

Event Description

Nonprofit Leadership Panel: Best Practices in Board Management


  • Sarah Spangler, Nonprofit Education Specialist, NAO
  • Quin Collins Pehrson, Executive Director, Redwood Foundation for Education
  • Laura Pinney, Executive Director, Rogue Valley Mentoring

Join us for a conversation that will explore various facets of board service. We'll cover a range of topics including managing difficult boards, best practices in recruitment and retention, and tips for navigating the board/staff relationship. Come with your questions and prepare to engage in conversation with our speakers and your fellow attendees. 

For accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Panelists

Sarah Spangler, Nonprofit Education Specialist, NAO

Sarah Spangler is a Nonprofit Education Specialist at NAO. Sarah has worked in the nonprofit sector in different capacities for almost 10 years; as a nonprofit volunteer, committee member, program coordinator, development director, executive director, and board member. Sarah is an active community member and feels at her best when she is surrounded by others who are passionate about building stronger, more equitable, and more compassionate communities. 


Quin Collins Pehrson, Executive Director, Redwood Foundation for Education

Quin serves as the Executive Director of the Redwood Foundation for Education, bringing over a decade of experience in nonprofit administration, asset building, and public policy. She is passionate about investing in local schools, students and communities to ensure young people have the opportunity to thrive. Quin received her undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and went on to earn a Master in Management with a focus in Nonprofit Administration from Southern Oregon University. In addition to her leadership role at the Redwood Foundation for Education, Quin serves as a Director on the Boards of Neighborhood Partnerships, the Rotary Club of Grants Pass, is an NAO Board Member, and the Three Rivers Community Orchestra.  


Laura Pinney, Executive Director, Rogue Valley Mentoring

Laura Pinney has worked with nonprofit organizations, communities, schools, and individuals across North America, bringing connective practices, and fostering education programs that nourish communities for over 15 years. She has a background in expressive arts therapy, the art of mentoring, community systems, and nature connection. Laura is passionate about building bridges of connection that create meaning for individuals and foster stronger, more resilient communities. A mother of two, and known for her laughter, compassionate questions and deep listening, Laura is thrilled to be able to work with RVM to support our youth to find a true sense of belonging and purpose through their connection to this amazing community.

Thank You Sponsors

Friend Sponsor: First Interstate Bank
Foundation Supporters: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust,  The Kinsman FoundationThe Carpenter Foundation, and The Roundhouse Foundation.


$40 NAO Members
$60 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.

RVNN Member Pass holders may register for events within this specific network. Your unique discount code may be used for ten registrations (per pass). Passes are shareable across your organization.

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Please note: NAO will follow the masking guidelines of the venue in which we are holding this session. To make sure you have the most accurate information, all registrants will be notified of the venue-specific policy in advance of the session.

May 31st, 2023 from  8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
ACCESS Olsrud Family Nutrition Center
2020 Cardinal Avenue
(behind OLD COSTCO location-directly across from Cash and Carry)
Medford, OR 97504
Event Fee(s)
Price $60.00
Event Particulars
City Medford
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Southern Oregon
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding