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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Presentation at 8:30 a.m., Networking at 10:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

How to Engage Your Board in Better Fundraising

Clarinda Hanson-White, Consultant, Fundraising On A Mission & James Phelps, Consultant, JKP Fundraising, LLC

Want to improve your board of directors? Would you like your board of directors to be more engaged in fundraising and development? This session will help participants attract the right board members that will assist their fundraising efforts; better understand and manage expectations of Board fundraising; and take the fear and mystery out of fundraising.

Participants will also receive several tools to take back to their organization to help in their implementation of the concepts presented!

  • Sample board matrix
  • Sample board member job description
  • Sample board member agreement
  • Quiz to determine the skill set of your board members

Target Audience
This is the workshop for you, whether you are a board member, executive director or development staff member.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Resource Development

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Resource Development. For additional resources in this category, visit: Resource Development.

About the Presenter

Clarinda Hanson-White, Consultant, Fundraising On A Mission


Clarinda brings practical fundraising solutions to Oregon nonprofits.  Her approach to development has empowered board members, staff and volunteers by taking the mystery and fear out of fundraising.  For over 25 years, Clarinda has worked with small and large nonprofits implementing new strategies for improving fundraising efforts.  Clarinda finds particular satisfaction in helping board members identify where their natural skill set will help fundraising efforts. Her experience in nonprofits includes acting as the interim development director, capital campaigns, strategic plans, fundraising assessments, corporate sponsorships, membership drives, development of fundraising plans, special events, prospect identification, donor solicitation and facilitation of board retreats.  Clarinda is available as a consultant or an interim development director to help your organization reach its full fundraising potential.

James Phelps, Consultant, JKP Fundraising, LLC


James K. Phelps, J.D., ACFRE is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Oregon School of Law. He began his professional development career in 1990. He worked as the Executive Director of Lane County AIDS Hospice Services and Salem Outreach Shelter. He also served as the Library Development Officer at Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Major & Planned Giving Manager at Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette and Development Director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon. Phelps started his own development consultant business, JKP Fundraising, LLC, in 2011. Phelps enjoys helping nonprofits to achieve their dreams. He has served as both interim executive director and interim development director as well as conducting board trainings, organizational assessments and feasibility studies in assisting nonprofits.


$35 NAO Member
$65 Nonmember

If you are logged in as an NAO member you will see your member discount reflected in the cost listed on the following registration page. For questions about this event, or trouble registering contact


October 10th, 2018 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 65.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Development and Governance, Development & Fundraising, Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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