Mid-Valley Nonprofit Network (MVNN)

In these challenging times, effective nonprofit leadership is more important than ever. This ongoing learning opportunity weaves together theory, experience, and context to help leaders deal creatively with the full range of organizational issues. NAO's Mid-Valley Nonprofit Network helps nonprofit professionals and volunteers strengthen general management skills from fundraising to financial management to effective supervision. Each session 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. 

Who Should Attend? 

This series serves Benton County (and surrounding) nonprofit communities and is designed for nonprofit leaders and volunteers who want to learn more about effective nonprofit leadership within a community of peers. 

2022 – 2023 Schedule:

October 20
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Nonprofit Advocacy: Why Nonprofits and Why Now?
Presented by: Phillip Kennedy-Wong, NAO
November 10
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Nonprofit Leaders Panel: Promoting Wellness, Preventing Burnout, and Fostering a Positive Work Culture
Facilitated by: Sarah Spangler, NAO
December 8
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Planned Giving: Gifts That Help Now and Later
Presented by: Grady Goodall, OSU's College of Liberal Arts
January 19
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Unlocking Employee Potential Through Collaborative Goal Setting
Presented by: Terri Houde, M.S.; Faculty; Linn-Benton Community College 
February 23
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
The Five Stories You Need to Know How to Tell in Fundraising 
Presented by: Ron Frey, President, Frey Resource Group
May 18
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Nonprofit Leadership Panel: Best Practices in Board Management
Facilitated by: Sarah Spangler, NAO; Jenn Clemo, NAO; Grady Goodall, OSU Foundation
June 8
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Navigating Power Dynamics in Fundraising
Presented by: Anne Murphy, Empowered Fundraiser

While most topics and presenters have been confirmed please be aware that topic titles, presenters, or dates may be subject to slight revisions.


Corvallis Community Center (C3)
2601 NW Tyler Ave
Oak Room
Corvallis, OR 97330
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Not sure if this series is right for you? Call 503-239-4001 or e-mail training@nonprofitoregon.org

Thank You Sponsor and Funders:

Partner Sponsor

Foundation Supporters

Meyer Memorial Trust Logo M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Logo
The Ford Family Foundation Logo The Roundhouse Foundation Logo