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Lane County Nonprofit Network

Building Community Through Win-Win Partnerships With Corporations & Local Businesses (Panel)

United Way of Lane County 3171 Gateway Loop
Springfield

About this event

Date

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Check-in begins at 8:45 a.mLight breakfast provided.

Event Description

Title
Building Community Through Win-Win Partnerships With Corporations & Local Businesses (Panel)

Facilitator
Sarah Spangler, Director of Nonprofit Education, NAO

Panelists

  • Brenden Butler, VP, Community Impact Officer, Umpqua Bank
  • Kyleigh Gill, Oregon PR Manager, Weyerhaeuser
  • Ken Brown, Community Relations and Engagement, Rexius

As nonprofits work to diversify their revenue, corporate sponsorships can feel like a challenging game to break into. Especially as businesses of all sizes continue to recover from the financial effects of the pandemic, there is uncertainty about what kinds of partnerships make sense and how best to build them. From raffle donations and event sponsorships to capital campaigns and naming rights, there are many options to engage businesses of all sizes in your work.

Join us for this interactive panel discussion with local nonprofits and businesses as they share their insight about building strong partnerships between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

NAO is committed to creating inclusive learning environments and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Automatic closed captioning via Zoom is turned on by default for all NAO virtual sessions. For other accommodation requests, please contact us at [email protected]. Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Panelists

Brenden Butler, VP, Community Impact Officer, Umpqua Bank

Brenden Butler serves as the Community Impact Officer for Oregon, SW Washington and Colorado. He is focused on leveraging financial and skilled volunteer resources, grants, investments, and lending to build more resilient and inclusive economies throughout the communities Umpqua Bank serves. Beyond his 6 years with Umpqua, Brenden has more than 20 years working in the nonprofit sector in Oregon, Maryland and internationally. He is passionate about bridging the divide between the nonprofit and the for-profit sectors and does this by leading with empathy and reciprocity to support meaningful action. Brenden serves as chair of the Oregon Bankers Association Community Engagement Committee and is on the board of the Oregon iSector. In his free time, he enjoys woodturning, live music and coaching high school track & field.

Kyleigh Gill, Oregon PR Manager, Weyerhauser

As Oregon PR Manager at Weyerhaeuser, Kyleigh Gill works to share the story of how the company contributes to the state as a major employer and responsible steward of the land. With more than 15 years of experience in community and public relations, she understands the critical role that business partnerships play in enhancing community programs and corporate reputation.

A life-long Oregonian, Kyleigh is passionate about the health of our rural communities and building relationships. By connecting with our rural neighbors and stakeholders, she works to amplify the needs in these communities, and ensure resources are directed toward the highest-impact areas through Weyerhaeuser’s Giving Fund.

Ken Brown, Community Relations and Engagement, Rexius; Executive Director, The Hope Project

Ken grew up in Elmira, Oregon, and attended Elmira High School, Eugene Bible College then the University of Oregon. He has been employed at Rexius for the last 30 years where he serves as the Community Relations and Engagement Director.

Ken is also the Executive Director of the Hope Project, a local non-profit that specializes in fast response service to people in need in Lane County. He is the Past President of the Oregon Club and serves on the boards of The School Garden Project of Lane County, U of O Fellowship of Christian Athletes, MultiFamily NW of Oregon, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club of Eugene and is the Chairperson for the Eugene/Springfield Alzheimer’s Walk for Life. He has served as the Chaplain for the Eugene Emeralds for the past 29 years.

Ken is married to Pam and has a son Connor, a graduate of Springfield High and a graphic designer in Portland, Oregon and a daughter Bella, also a graduate of Springfield High and a Freshman at the University of Oregon.

Thank You Sponsor and Funders

Partner Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust & M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Cost

$45 NAO Members
$75 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.

If you have any questions or trouble registering, contact [email protected]

Location

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Date

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Check-in begins at 8:45 a.mLight breakfast provided.

Event Description

Title
Building Community Through Win-Win Partnerships With Corporations & Local Businesses (Panel)

Facilitator
Sarah Spangler, Director of Nonprofit Education, NAO

Panelists

  • Brenden Butler, VP, Community Impact Officer, Umpqua Bank
  • Kyleigh Gill, Oregon PR Manager, Weyerhaeuser
  • Ken Brown, Community Relations and Engagement, Rexius

As nonprofits work to diversify their revenue, corporate sponsorships can feel like a challenging game to break into. Especially as businesses of all sizes continue to recover from the financial effects of the pandemic, there is uncertainty about what kinds of partnerships make sense and how best to build them. From raffle donations and event sponsorships to capital campaigns and naming rights, there are many options to engage businesses of all sizes in your work.

Join us for this interactive panel discussion with local nonprofits and businesses as they share their insight about building strong partnerships between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

NAO is committed to creating inclusive learning environments and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Automatic closed captioning via Zoom is turned on by default for all NAO virtual sessions. For other accommodation requests, please contact us at [email protected]. Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Panelists

Brenden Butler, VP, Community Impact Officer, Umpqua Bank

Brenden Butler serves as the Community Impact Officer for Oregon, SW Washington and Colorado. He is focused on leveraging financial and skilled volunteer resources, grants, investments, and lending to build more resilient and inclusive economies throughout the communities Umpqua Bank serves. Beyond his 6 years with Umpqua, Brenden has more than 20 years working in the nonprofit sector in Oregon, Maryland and internationally. He is passionate about bridging the divide between the nonprofit and the for-profit sectors and does this by leading with empathy and reciprocity to support meaningful action. Brenden serves as chair of the Oregon Bankers Association Community Engagement Committee and is on the board of the Oregon iSector. In his free time, he enjoys woodturning, live music and coaching high school track & field.

Kyleigh Gill, Oregon PR Manager, Weyerhauser

As Oregon PR Manager at Weyerhaeuser, Kyleigh Gill works to share the story of how the company contributes to the state as a major employer and responsible steward of the land. With more than 15 years of experience in community and public relations, she understands the critical role that business partnerships play in enhancing community programs and corporate reputation.

A life-long Oregonian, Kyleigh is passionate about the health of our rural communities and building relationships. By connecting with our rural neighbors and stakeholders, she works to amplify the needs in these communities, and ensure resources are directed toward the highest-impact areas through Weyerhaeuser’s Giving Fund.

Ken Brown, Community Relations and Engagement, Rexius; Executive Director, The Hope Project

Ken grew up in Elmira, Oregon, and attended Elmira High School, Eugene Bible College then the University of Oregon. He has been employed at Rexius for the last 30 years where he serves as the Community Relations and Engagement Director.

Ken is also the Executive Director of the Hope Project, a local non-profit that specializes in fast response service to people in need in Lane County. He is the Past President of the Oregon Club and serves on the boards of The School Garden Project of Lane County, U of O Fellowship of Christian Athletes, MultiFamily NW of Oregon, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club of Eugene and is the Chairperson for the Eugene/Springfield Alzheimer’s Walk for Life. He has served as the Chaplain for the Eugene Emeralds for the past 29 years.

Ken is married to Pam and has a son Connor, a graduate of Springfield High and a graphic designer in Portland, Oregon and a daughter Bella, also a graduate of Springfield High and a Freshman at the University of Oregon.

Thank You Sponsor and Funders

Partner Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust & M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Cost

$45 NAO Members
$75 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.

If you have any questions or trouble registering, contact [email protected]

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November 8th, 2023 from  9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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United Way of Lane County
3171 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477
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