What it is: 
New for 2019-2020 Season!
The Nonprofit Board Network (NBN) offers regular learning and peer-networking opportunities for nonprofit board members and executive directors in a relaxed atmosphere. A well-functioning Board of Directors is essential for nonprofit organizations not only to meet legal requirements, but also to successfully achieve their goals. Every nonprofit Board is responsible for creating a structure, policies, and procedures that support good governance. NAO’s 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. The Nonprofit Board Network gives you a chance to interact with respected thinkers and practitioners in the nonprofit world and to share information and experience. 

Who it is for:
This series is serves board members and officers of charitable nonprofits. CEOs and EDs may also find it useful in learning more about proven practices and tools for effective nonprofit board governance.

Generally, the sessions will be offered on the first Tuesday of the month. Sessions take place 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Informal networking begins at 4:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m. 

Ecotrust, 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

2019-20 Nonprofit Board Network (NBN)

October 1

Ten Practices to Strengthen Your Nonprofit Boards
Presented by: Barb Gibbs, Nonprofit Consultant

November 4

Put the "Success" in Succession Planning
Presented by: Linda Jaramillo, Management and Leadership Consultant

December 11 Changes in Rules and Regulations - What You Need to Know About ORS 65
Presented by: Susan Bower, Assistant Attorney General in the Charitable Activities Section at the Oregon Attorney General's Office
February 4

What All Board Members Need to Know About Fundraising
Presented by: Amy Varga, President - The Varga Group

March 3

Balancing Leadership Between Board and Staff: How to Have Critical Conversations
Presented by: Kim Thomas, Nonprofit and Philanthropic Consultant - KThomas Consulting, LLC and Leslie Bevan, Force for Good - Deeper Funner Change

April 7 'Me Too’ 2.0:  The Oregon Workplace Fairness Act for Board Members
Presented by: P.K. Runkles-Pearson, Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

While most topics and presenters have been confirmed, we are still finalizing details for this network. Please be aware that topic titles, presenters, or session dates may be subject to slight revisions. Season pass holders will be notified of any substantive changes. 

Thank You Sponsors

Not sure if this series is right for you? Call our Training Coordinator at 503-239-4001, ext. 123 or email training@nonprofitoregon.org.