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


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Networking & Refreshments at 1:30, Presentation at 2:00


Central Oregon Community College - Madras Campus
Don Reeder Community Room
1170 E Ashwood Rd.
Madras, OR 97741

No Cost

Registration required

Event Details

Adrienne Graham, Senior Consultant for Central Oregon, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Funders Panel
Cheryl Puddy, Associate Program Officer & Regional Coordinator, Oregon Community Foundation
Fran Willis, Donor Relations Officer, Oregon Community Foundation
George Nielson, Board of Trustees, Bean Foundation

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

Adrienne Graham is a Senior Consultant for Central Oregon at the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. Based in Sisters, Adrienne has worked with nonprofits for over 12 years as a nonprofit executive director and 20+ years of providing training, consulting and facilitation to the public and private sectors. Prior to joining NAO, Adrienne owned Leapfrog Training & Facilitation, a consulting firm that provided strategic planning, leadership development and organizational effectiveness services to nonprofits, community groups and associations, including NAO. Prior to launching Leapfrog, Adrienne designed and delivered community leadership and organizational development programs for The Ford Family Foundation’s Community Program. Adrienne is a BoardSource-trained facilitator in NonProfit Board Assessment and Development, is certified in Appreciative Inquiry (AI), a certified facilitator for the national Points of Light Foundation Youth Leadership Institute and is a facilitator-trainer for Study Circles.

Cheryl Puddy

Cheryl Puddy is Regional Coordinator and Associate Program Officer of Grants & Programs for the Oregon Community Foundation in Central and Eastern Oregon. She works with community leaders, nonprofits, their boards and volunteers to share OCF funding priorities and grant opportunities. Collaborating with OCF staff across the state, Cheryl works to convene regional partners around programs such as Central Oregon Latino Partnership, Community 101 Youth Philanthropy, in addition to Education and Arts & Cultural programs. Cheryl and her team of volunteer grant evaluators and scholarship readers help assure that Central and Eastern Oregon benefit from OCF’s statewide reach. Her history in Central Oregon and experience in the nonprofit sector provides a strong base in building relationships among a variety of individuals and organizations. Cheryl graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Education, returning to Bend and establishing several businesses’ while raising her family and enjoying all the outdoor offerings of the high desert.

Fran Willis

Fran Willis is the Donor Relations Officer of Central and Eastern Oregon with the Oregon Community Foundation. She works with advised fund donors and their families around Central and Eastern Oregon to connect them to the causes they care about. A key part of this work is to assist donors and their children to help them identify how to best work together in their giving. To support family’s areas of interest in Oregon, Fran is constantly learning about community and nonprofit needs and programs to then sharing these insights when donors inquire. Her life work is to make a difference by connecting people, ideas and resources. Prior to joining the Oregon Community Foundation, Fran worked from Bend with Bank of the Cascades for four years to run their Oregon and Idaho marketing and corporate philanthropy efforts. Her background includes work as a nonprofit consultant to help organizations share their stories and develop effective community outreach programs. She is currently on the Advisory Committee with the Deschutes Land Trust and the Governor appointed Central Oregon Regional Solutions Advisory Committee.

April 19th, 2017 1:30 PM   through   5:00 PM
Central Oregon Community College - Madras Campus
Don Reeder Community Room
1170 E Ashwood Rd.
Madras, OR 97741
Event Particulars
City Madras
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Development & Fundraising
Leadership Development
Public Meeting or Info Session
Presenter Funder Panel & Adrienne Graham
Event Region Central Oregon
Programmatic Approach Convening

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