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Nonprofit Leaders Network

Meet the Funders (Special Extended Session)

Tuality Health Education Center 334 SE 8th Ave.

About this event

Jeff Anderson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
The Oregon Community Foundation

Alice Forbes, Interim Executive Director
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Continental Breakfast and Networking at 8:00
Presentation at 8:30

NAO is partnering with the Washington County Nonprofit Network to kick off the series with this special funders breakfast held in Hillsboro.

We’ll begin the session with a brief summary of findings from The Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report (ONSR)—a comprehensive report that examines the sector as a whole—including a description of its size and scope, the current condition of nonprofits and clues about their economic and social relevance, and social impact of the nonprofit sector in Oregon.

Then we’ll join local grantmakers for a dynamic conversation to explore effective grant strategies. We’ll take a look at the increasing needs of our community and explore ways we can work together to address these needs through grant stewardship. You will gain a deeper understanding of the latest trends in foundation giving and learn about:

  • Application strategies in this competitive grant seeking climate
  • Changing foundation and corporation philanthropic priorities
  • Project and organizational factors that most influence grant decisions

Participating Foundations

  • Comcast
  • Juan Young Trust
  • Kaiser
  • Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Northwest Health Foundation
  • PGE Foundation
  • Spirit Mountain Community Fund
  • The Oregon Community Foundation
  • The Standard
  • United Way

About the Presenters

Jeff Anderson is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at OCF. Prior to joining OCF in 1998, Anderson was Associate Vice President for Development at Lewis & Clark College, where he coordinated a major comprehensive campaign from 1991 to 1997. Anderson has served on volunteer committees for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon, Entrepreneur’s Foundation of the NW, and the Black United Fund. He currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Alice Forbes, Interim Executive Director, has been at NAO since March 2008. She oversees all aspects of the NAO infrastructure, including finance, HR, and administration. In addition, her work includes membership benefits, consulting projects, training presentations, and responding to the NAO Helpline. Prior to NAO, Alice worked for several Portland-based consulting firms, helping nonprofit organizations and government agencies build organizational capacity, from program and exhibit development to strategic and business planning.

About the Network

Executive Directors Network is designed to strengthen your management skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

Additional Details

EDN Season Pass Holders will be preregistered to attend this event.

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We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders save up to $40 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all eight network sessions (listed on the right).

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