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Boards in Gear

White Salmon Valley Community Library 77 NE Wauna Avenue
White Salmon

About this event


Thursday, May 11, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


White Salmon Valley Community Library
77 NE Wauna Avenue
White Salmon, WA 98672


$10 NAO Members & Washington Nonprofits Members
$15 Nonmembers

NAO Members can select the member price when registering. Contact Tom Lang at [email protected] if you are having difficulties registering.

Produced in Partnership with Washington Nonprofits

This event is produced in partnership with Washington Nonprofits. Registration is through the Washington Nonprofits website. For questions, contact Tom Lang at [email protected].

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Event Details

Jeanne Kojis, Executive Director, Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington
James K. Phelps, JD, ACFRE, Interim Development Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

This interactive, hands-on workshop will cover board responsibilities, operations, development, fundraising, and advocacy. It is based on the Boards in Gear resources developed in partnership with some of our state’s leading board experts. You will leave with concrete action steps, tools, and connections.Strengthening the practice of nonprofit boards within a community will lead to more effective and sustainable results as that community addresses poverty, education, the environment and other critical issues.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for board members and the people who work with them, namely executive directors and program staff. It offers ideas for new board members and those who have served for a long time. It is appropriate for organizations of all sizes, whether they have staff or not.

About the Presenters


Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington since 2008, Jeanne Kojis has a degree in nonprofit management and communications, with a certificate in public relations. Jeanne first served on a board of directors at age 16, and in the years since she has served on boards supporting the arts, education, the environment, and human services organizations. Other community service has included the Washington OSPI Gifted Education Advisory in the 1990’s and the Washington State Charities Advisory Council 2007-2012.​​

James Phelps began his professional development career in 1990. He worked as the Executive Director of Lane County AIDS Hospice Services and Salem Outreach Shelter. He 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 consulting business, JKP Fundraising, LLC, in 2011. Phelps is a past member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Board of Directors and is a Past President of the Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of AFP. Phelps has presented for the AFP International Conference on Fundraising, Willamette Valley Development Officers, and the Oregon & SW Washington, University of Oregon Collegiate and Portland State University Chapters of AFP. Phelps acquired his Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) in 2011. ​​