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This event is being offered statewide! See full Resource Roundup schedule here.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Networking & Breakfast at 9:00, Presentation at 9:30


Mill Casino
Salmon Room West
3201 Tremont St.
North Bend, OR 97459

No Cost

Registration required

Event Details

Amy Carlson, Director of Rural Programs, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Funders Panel
This popular event will feature these foundation representatives:

  • Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation - Barb Bauder, Chief Development Officer
  • Oregon Community Foundation - Damien Sands, Regional Program Officer
  • The Coquille Tribal Community Fund - Jackie Chambers, Fund Assistant
  • The Ford Family Foundation - Christy Cox, Children, Youth and Families Senior Program Officer
  • Three Rivers Foundation, The Giving Arm of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians - Stephanie Watkins, Trustee
  • Wild Rivers Coast Alliance - Marie Simonds, Program Manager

Additional foundation representatives TBA.

Event Partners
Event presented in partnership with the Coquille Tribal Community Fund, and local nonprofit networks New Community Coalition, Bandon Cares, and Wild Rivers Connect 

What to Expect
Come together with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO), foundation representatives, and local nonprofits for one of the 2017 Nonprofit Resource Roundups. NAO is offering this no-cost opportunity for nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers to connect, meet funders, and learn about available resources. Gain tips for a compelling organizational story and funding proposal, and get the latest on current issues facing our sector, and actions you can take to make an impact.

Participants will:

  • Build connections with other nonprofits in the region and grow your network
  • Learn about foundation resources and grant opportunities, and meet funder representatives
  • Connect with NAO resources to support your nonprofit’s success
  • Explore and discuss current policy and proposals that impact Oregon nonprofits

This event is being offered statewide! See full Resource Roundup schedule here.

About the Presenters

Amy Carlson leads NAO’s rural programs, working to build community, grow capacity, and raise commitment among rural nonprofits to serve as effective, networked, and community-centered organizations. Amy brings 18 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining NAO in 2011, she served in community organizing, program development and management, and consulting roles. Amy has built successful programs from the ground up, guiding them through the stages of development to achieve sustainability and impact. She is also proud of her grassroots organizing work, mobilizing hundreds of people across Oregon to get involved with advocacy campaigns. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science from Willamette University and has completed graduate coursework at PSU’s Institute for Nonprofit Management. When not busy engaging rural nonprofit and community leaders, you can find Amy hiking and backpacking in the many amazing natural places we enjoy in Oregon, especially those that involve jumping in high alpine lakes and eating huckleberries.

Barbara Bauder joined Bay Area Hospital in 2008 as the Chief Development Officer. Her areas of responsibility include the Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation as well as all the community relations and marketing for the hospital and executive oversight of the Kids’ Hope Center. Barbara’s previous experience included the start-up of the Oregon Community Foundation’s south coast office where she worked for approximately four years. Her first stop on the South Coast after relocating from both Washington, DC and then Eugene was in forest products as their Human Resources and Public Relations Manager. Barbara currently serves on the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Leadership Coos Steering Committee as well as the Kids’ Hope Center Board of Directors. Barbara was involved in the second cohort of the Ford Family Foundation Leadership Program and previously served on numerous local education committees and boards since moving to the South Coast in 1990.

Christy Cox joined the Ford Family Foundation in 2011 to build and oversee the Foundation's efforts in Early Childhood Development. Christy plans and partners with local and state stakeholders to increase the number of children in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif., who enter kindergarten “school-ready."

Damien Sands' background is in health and human services at the non-profit, county and state level. Most recently Damien was the Executive Director at the Wellness and Education Board of Central Oregon in Bend. Prior experience includes positions at the Oregon Health Authority, Lane County Health and Human Services and Janus Youth Programs in Portland. He brings expertise in both behavioral and public health to our team. In addition, he is a photographer and a fan of small communities, including Brownsville where he lived for many years. Damien holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the School of Urban Affairs at PSU.

Jackie Chambers is a member of the Coquille Indian Tribe as well as an employee, where she serves as the Coquille Tribal Community Fund’s Assistant and helps to manage the Tribe’s smaller donation fund. Jackie graduated from Coquille High School and has a passion for helping people and getting to know their story. She has lived in the local area her whole life and enjoys being outside as well as spending as much time with family as possible. Jackie has worked for the Tribe off and on for many years, but has served in her current position for the last 3 and a half years.

Marie Simonds has worked with Wild Rivers Coast Alliance since March of 2012. Prior, Marie worked for Southwestern Oregon Community College as the Foundation Director and Head Men’s and Women’s golf coach. Marie and her family have lived on the South Coast for 11 years and enjoy spending time exploring the area.

March 22nd, 2017 9:00 AM   through   12:30 PM
Mill Casino
Salmon Room West
3201 Tremont St.
North Bend, OR 97459
Event Particulars
City Coos Bay
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Development & Fundraising
Leadership Development
Public Meeting or Info Session
Presenter Funder Panel & Amy Carlson
Event Region South Coast
Programmatic Approach Convening

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