Nonprofit Network of Central Oregon (NNCO)

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 Nonprofit Network of Central Oregon 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 Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook County 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 26
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Board Governance Plans: What Are They and How Do They Help?
Presented by: Jen and Tim Rusk, Rusk Coaching & Consulting
November 16
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Nonprofit Leaders Panel: Building Community through “Win-Win” Partnerships with Corporations & Local Businesses 
Facilitated by: Jim White, NAO
January 25
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Building Your Development Team
Presented by: Ron Frey, Frey Resource Group
March 8
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Maximize the Power of Your Stories Across Earned and Owned Media Channels
Presented by: Sally Compton, Think Wild
April 26
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
In Community with Central Oregon's 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth
Presented by: Dana Gulley & m liliana, Allyship in Action
May 24
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Coming soon!

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


Deschutes Children's Foundation
Rosie Bareis Community Campus
1010 NW 14th Street
Bend, OR 97701
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Not sure if this series is right for you? Call 503-239-4001 or e-mail


Thank You Sponsor and Funders:


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