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"Board Development" and "Nonprofit Sustainability" Workshops

Mercy Corps, Aceh Lecture Room 45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland

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Jan Masaoka, Editor-In-Chief, Blue Avocado
Co-produced by WVDO and NAO

These two half-day workshops will provide advanced skills for nonprofit leaders. Join us for the full day, or attend either the morning or afternoon session.

Not Your Mother’s Board Workshop
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

In challenging times, Boards have bigger decisions to make, and different and bigger work to do. Organizations may be considering growing, merging, closing, or downsizing—leading to dramatic changes in activities and identity. Board members are being asked to raise money—often with a new sense of urgency, but with familiar low expectations. Jan Masaoka, Editor-in-Chief of the influential online magazine on nonprofit governance and leadership, Blue Avocado, has earned a national reputation for a new way of thinking about Boards and their relationship with their executives. Come for a fast-paced workshop that will take conventional thinking about Boards and turn it upside down, and offer new approaches to develop your board based on Critical Paths (for more information see “Critical Path for the Board” article at Blue Avocado).

Nonprofit Sustainability: Understanding & Changing Your Business Model in 90 Minutes
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Too often program goals are discussed separately from financial means, although we all know that both must be discussed together. Jan Masaoka will present the methodology for doing so from her recent book, Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability. The result is a fresh look at choosing the right mix of programs, earned income, and donations that will be sustainable for your organization.

About the Presenter

Jan Masaoka is a leading writer and thinker on nonprofit organizations, with particular emphasis on Boards of Directors, business planning, and the role of nonprofits in society. She is currently the Director and Editor-in-Chief of an influential online nonprofit magazine, Blue Avocado, which has a remarkable 62,000 subscribers. Prior to Blue Avocado, she served 14 years as executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, a national consulting and training firm for nonprofits based in San Francisco, where she was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by The NonProfit Times in 2003.

Scholarships are available for nonprofit organizations that provide service to Washington County. We thank the Washington County Nonprofit Network for providing these scholarships! (This offer is no longer available. All of the scholarships have been awarded.)

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Jan Masaoka, Editor-In-Chief, Blue Avocado
Co-produced by WVDO and NAO

These two half-day workshops will provide advanced skills for nonprofit leaders. Join us for the full day, or attend either the morning or afternoon session.

Not Your Mother’s Board Workshop
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

In challenging times, Boards have bigger decisions to make, and different and bigger work to do. Organizations may be considering growing, merging, closing, or downsizing—leading to dramatic changes in activities and identity. Board members are being asked to raise money—often with a new sense of urgency, but with familiar low expectations. Jan Masaoka, Editor-in-Chief of the influential online magazine on nonprofit governance and leadership, Blue Avocado, has earned a national reputation for a new way of thinking about Boards and their relationship with their executives. Come for a fast-paced workshop that will take conventional thinking about Boards and turn it upside down, and offer new approaches to develop your board based on Critical Paths (for more information see “Critical Path for the Board” article at Blue Avocado).

Nonprofit Sustainability: Understanding & Changing Your Business Model in 90 Minutes
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Too often program goals are discussed separately from financial means, although we all know that both must be discussed together. Jan Masaoka will present the methodology for doing so from her recent book, Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability. The result is a fresh look at choosing the right mix of programs, earned income, and donations that will be sustainable for your organization.

About the Presenter

Jan Masaoka is a leading writer and thinker on nonprofit organizations, with particular emphasis on Boards of Directors, business planning, and the role of nonprofits in society. She is currently the Director and Editor-in-Chief of an influential online nonprofit magazine, Blue Avocado, which has a remarkable 62,000 subscribers. Prior to Blue Avocado, she served 14 years as executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, a national consulting and training firm for nonprofits based in San Francisco, where she was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by The NonProfit Times in 2003.

Scholarships are available for nonprofit organizations that provide service to Washington County. We thank the Washington County Nonprofit Network for providing these scholarships! (This offer is no longer available. All of the scholarships have been awarded.)

When
September 14th, 2011 from  9:00 AM to  3:00 PM
Location
Mercy Corps, Aceh Lecture Room
45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97204
Multnomah
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Morning Session: NAO & WVDO Members $50.00
Morning Session: Nonmembers $65.00
Afternoon Session: NAO & WVDO Members $50.00
Afternoon Session: Nonmembers $65.00
Both Sessions: NAO & WVDO Members $100.00
Both Sessions: Nonmembers $130.00
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