Wednesday, September 25, 2019 
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Continental breakfast and lunch provided 

Event Details


High Desert Nonprofit Leaders Conference
Advancing Our Communities Together

Nonprofit Association of Oregon is excited to convene the 2019 High Desert Nonprofit Leaders Conference in Sunriver, Oregon on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. This full-day conference is focused on bringing together nonprofit leaders, staff, volunteers and others who are engaged in the nonprofit sector for an update on Oregon’s nonprofit sector, to connect with each other, learn from subject-matter experts and network with peers.

The conference theme is Advancing our Communities Together addressing leadership, resource development, nonprofit resiliency, board-staff relationship, etc. Participants have the flexibility to choose breakout sessions based on their interests and needs. The conference lunchtime keynote speaker will be Max Williams, President and CEO of Oregon Community Foundation – you won’t want to miss hearing his perspective on the landscape ahead for Oregon’s nonprofits.

This is a wonderful opportunity to develop and enhance working relationships so critical for the nonprofit sector – all in beautiful Central Oregon! Register today!


8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  Welcome & Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Session One - Choose a track:

Track A: Stewarding Donors for Increased Retention & Greater Development Success
Presented by: Laurel McCombs, Consultant & Trainer - Osborne Group 

Track B: Nonprofits in Today’s Challenges: Staying Strong and Resilient
Presented by: George Myers, Principal Consultant - gmars Consulting

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 12:15 p.m.

Session Two - Choose a track:

Track A: Developing a High-Performing Fundraising Board by Mastering the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
Presented by: Jeri Alcock, Partner & Senior Consultant - Rose City Philanthropy

Track B: Two-Part Harmony: Balancing Leadership Between Board and Staff
Presented by: Kim Ryals, Principal - Cause Oregon

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Keynote - "Working Toward a Better Oregon"
Presentated by: Max Williams, President & CEO - Oregon Community Foundation
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Session Three - Choose a track:

Track A: Social Styles in Fundraising
Presented by: Kristin Romaine, National Trainer - Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

Track B: Strategic Financial Management for Nonprofit Leaders
Presented by: Scott Schaffer, Principal - Public Interest Management Group

3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Session


Conference attendees receive the following special rates at the Sunriver Resort:

  • $179 Standard King Room or Double Queen Room 

To receive this rate call 800-547-3922 and reference Nonprofit Association of Oregon by August 20th. Limited availability. 

Thank You Supports, Partners and Sponsors 

This conference is made possible with support from The Ford Family Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation; in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon and SW Washington; and sponsorship of First Interstate Bank.



$95 NAO Member
$170 Nonmember

NAO Members must be logged in to receive automatic discounted rate when registering.
Contact or 503-239-4001 ext. 123 if you are having difficulties registering.


Sunriver Resort 
17600 Center Drive
Sunriver, OR 97707

September 25th, 2019 8:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
Session One, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Track A
Track B
Session Two, 10:45 - 12:15 p.m.
Track A
Track B
Session Three, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Track A
Track B
Event Particulars
City Sunriver
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Board Development and Governance, Business Development, Communications & Marketing, Development & Fundraising, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Financial Management, Human Resources, Leadership Development, Networking, Operations & Planning, Program & Impact Evaluation
Event Region Central Oregon
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Convening

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