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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking & Continental Breakfast at 8:30, Presentation at 9:00


Partners In Care
Wyatt Room
2027 NE Wyatt Court
Bend, OR 97701
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FREE to Member Pass Holders*
$25 NAO Members**
$50 Nonmembers

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Event Details

Allison Handler, Consultant, Solid Ground Consulting
John Miller, Associate, Social Enterprise Solutions, LLC, Interim Executive Director, Executive Transition Services, Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Principal Owner, Haven Consulting, LLC

This engaging NNCO session will introduce participants to the benefits, risks, rewards, and realistic expectations for creating an earned income, social enterprise venture. Participants will walk away with tools for assessing readiness and determining if it's the right time to move further into the business planning process.

About the Presenters

Allison Handler

A former land use planner with an MS in environmental studies, Allison Handler has 20 years of experience with organizations dedicated to land conservation, affordable housing, and community development. Over the past several years, she has worked extensively with housing and community development organizations around the country to develop social enterprise ideas. This includes assessing their readiness to implement them, and putting in motion the plans to test and launch new lines of business.

John Miller

John Miller For nearly 20 years John Miller has worked in the non-profit trenches, leading organizations that deployed a variety of successful social enterprises. Prior to that, John worked in the for-profit sector, leading startup and established companies. In each organization John built his knowledge of management, leadership and the cultivation of social enterprises to create thriving organizations. After leaving the University of Oregon, John opened up the first "commercial only" Kinkos in the nation, and grew the store from a 4-person shop to a 35-person "mega store," boasting some of the top sales in the nation. Wanting to have a more positive social impact from his work, John joined DePaul Industries in 1997 where he created and operated business lines that employed people with disabilities. It was at DePaul that Roy Soards mentored John in the intricate workings of social enterprise and how to manage and grow the mission and fiscal health of a nonprofit. After leaving DePaul, John became Executive Director at HOST Development, where he helped build and sell 300 affordable homes with little to no government support and was recognized nationally as a leader in building a selfsustaining nonprofit business model. John currently serves on the Nonprofit Association of Oregon's Executive Transition Services team.

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April 26th, 2017 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
Partners In Care
Wyatt Room
2075 NE Wyatt Court
Bend, OR 97701
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Bend
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Business Development
Leadership Development
Presenter John Miller, Allison Handler
Event Region Central Oregon
Programmatic Approach

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