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Get Others to Support Your Work: Role of Boards in Community Engagement

Ecotrust Conference Center 721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland

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Dahnesh Medora
Director of Programs & Senior Consultant
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Pizza, Salad, No-host Bar & Networking at 5:00
Presentation at 5:30

Community engagement is a key strategy for success in both the business and nonprofit sectors. How does your organization convey what it stands for? How does your organization partner within the community? In this session of the Nonprofit Board Network, we’ll explore how your organization can increase its visibility, and fundraising success, through community engagement. Learn:

  • How to build strong, productive community relationships
  • Approaches to and strategies for effective engagement
  • How to be a great partner for community engagement efforts

Join fellow nonprofit leaders for a lively discussion about their successes and failures with various approaches to community engagement. Learn how to connect people to the work of your organization, raise awareness of your mission, and inspire and mobilize support by building lasting and meaningful community relationships. Come prepared with your questions, and leave inspired to strengthen your community engagement practices.

About the Presenter

Dahnesh Medora serves as Program Director and Consultant for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. Dahnesh develops and coordinates strategic program initiatives and provides consulting support to nonprofits. As both a consultant and coach, Dahnesh has provided consulting and training on leadership development, organizational change, and cross-cultural effectiveness.

Before joining NAO in 2007, Dahnesh was the Director of Organizational Services for the National Community Development Institute in Oakland, California where he provided capacity building support to community-based organizations working primarily in communities of color. Prior to NCDI, Dahnesh directed external relations at the Tides Center and Foundation in San Francisco and assisted new and emerging nonprofits seeking fiscal sponsorship and infrastructure support. Long interested in support for community-based efforts across the globe, Dahnesh spent time in Nagoya, Japan working with a nonprofit management support organization through a fellowship with the JUCEE Program, and with SENAC in Sao Paulo, Brazil to help support a new program aimed at strengthening grassroots nonprofits.

Dahnesh received his BA in International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College and his MA at Michigan State University where he studied ways nongovernmental organizations are linked to their constituents. Dahnesh has served on a number of nonprofit boards including Youth Action for Global Justice, Community Toolbox for Children’s Environmental Health, the Consortium for Global Development, the Berkeley Community Foundation, and the Foundation Center of San Francisco.

About the Network

Nonprofit Board Network offers regular opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere for you to learn about nonprofit governance, network with board members from other organizations, and meet the experts. Nonprofit Board Network gives you a chance to interact with respected thinkers and practitioners in the nonprofit world and to share information and experience.

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Dahnesh Medora
Director of Programs & Senior Consultant
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Pizza, Salad, No-host Bar & Networking at 5:00
Presentation at 5:30

Community engagement is a key strategy for success in both the business and nonprofit sectors. How does your organization convey what it stands for? How does your organization partner within the community? In this session of the Nonprofit Board Network, we'll explore how your organization can increase its visibility, and fundraising success, through community engagement. Learn:

  • How to build strong, productive community relationships
  • Approaches to and strategies for effective engagement
  • How to be a great partner for community engagement efforts

Join fellow nonprofit leaders for a lively discussion about their successes and failures with various approaches to community engagement. Learn how to connect people to the work of your organization, raise awareness of your mission, and inspire and mobilize support by building lasting and meaningful community relationships. Come prepared with your questions, and leave inspired to strengthen your community engagement practices.

About the Presenter

Dahnesh Medora serves as Program Director and Consultant for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. Dahnesh develops and coordinates strategic program initiatives and provides consulting support to nonprofits. As both a consultant and coach, Dahnesh has provided consulting and training on leadership development, organizational change, and cross-cultural effectiveness.

Before joining NAO in 2007, Dahnesh was the Director of Organizational Services for the National Community Development Institute in Oakland, California where he provided capacity building support to community-based organizations working primarily in communities of color. Prior to NCDI, Dahnesh directed external relations at the Tides Center and Foundation in San Francisco and assisted new and emerging nonprofits seeking fiscal sponsorship and infrastructure support. Long interested in support for community-based efforts across the globe, Dahnesh spent time in Nagoya, Japan working with a nonprofit management support organization through a fellowship with the JUCEE Program, and with SENAC in Sao Paulo, Brazil to help support a new program aimed at strengthening grassroots nonprofits.

Dahnesh received his BA in International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College and his MA at Michigan State University where he studied ways nongovernmental organizations are linked to their constituents. Dahnesh has served on a number of nonprofit boards including Youth Action for Global Justice, Community Toolbox for Children's Environmental Health, the Consortium for Global Development, the Berkeley Community Foundation, and the Foundation Center of San Francisco.

About the Network

Nonprofit Board Network offers regular opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere for you to learn about nonprofit governance, network with board members from other organizations, and meet the experts. Nonprofit Board Network gives you a chance to interact with respected thinkers and practitioners in the nonprofit world and to share information and experience.

When
May 10th, 2011 from  5:00 PM to  7:00 PM
Location
Ecotrust Conference Center
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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General Admission $25.00
NAO Members & Affiliates $22.50
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