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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Fundraising in the New Environment - Tackling Long-Term Change While Meeting Today's Needs

Laurel McCombs, Senior Philanthropy Advisor, The Osborne Group

Every organization has long-term goals it's looking to reach, whether it be growing major gifts, shifting portfolio balance, or building a powerhouse board, but too often those long-term goals are pushed off by short-term revenue requirements or immediate demands. Development shops must remain nimble and able to respond to opportunities, but not at the expense of achieving the goals that will lead to transformational growth and change. In this session, you will learn how to balance these two competing objectives. Through a combination of focusing on vision and big impact, shifting philanthropic culture, and implementing processes and systems that support better time and priority management, you can do both. You will leave feeling empowered to manage short-term needs while strategically moving forward toward your big, transformational goals.

Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases and rise of the Delta variant, this network session will be held virtually via Zoom.

About the Presenter

Laurel McCombs, Senior Philanthropy Advisor, The Osborne Group

Laurel brings over 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 Clackamas, OR.



$30 NAO Member 
$50 Nonmember

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September 15th, 2021 from  8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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Price $50.00
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City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership,
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
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