Nonprofit Network of Central Oregon (NNCO)

Our Nonprofit Network of Central Oregon (NNCO) is designed for nonprofit professionals, board members, and other volunteers who want the opportunity to strengthen their skillsets, learn new strategies, and network with other nonprofit leaders in your region. NNCO is a series of eight curated sessions that bring forward the most pressing needs of nonprofits today. Experts in fundraising, DEIJ, financial management, succession planning, HR, governance, and more will be leading NNCO to bring you the most up-to-date, creative, and thought-provoking strategies and insight to help you grow and lead your organizations now and into the future. NNCO provides the space and opportunities for nonprofit leaders to learn together while also allowing you to network and collaborate with your peers throughout your region. 

Who Should Attend? 

This series serves Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook County, and the adjacent area’s nonprofit communities. NNCO is designed for all nonprofit staff, board members, and other nonprofit volunteers who are interested in learning, growing, and strengthening their skills as well as building a network of nonprofit peers in the area. 

2023 – 2024 Schedule:

October 5
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Workshopping Your Annual Appeal
Presented by: Ron Frey, Frey Resources Group
November 9
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Why Do Cost Allocation Plans Matter?
Presented by: Vega Tom, CFO Selections
December 7

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
HR for Small Nonprofits - Virtual
Presented by: Mark Kajitani, OPB
January 25
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Looking Ahead: Forecasting Conversation and Networking Coffee
Presented by: Jim White & Sarah Spangler, NAO
February 8

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Collaborative Governance: Strengthening Bonds between Executive Director and Board
Presented by: Jen and Tim Rusk, Rusk Coaching & Consulting
March 14
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Board Succession Planning to Maintain Organizational Continuity
Presented by: Rebekah Lambert, Range2Basin Strategic
April 11
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Preparing to Work with a DEI Consultant
Presented by: LeeAnn O'Neill, Allyship in Action​​​​​​
May 9
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Engage, Empower, Elevate: Nonprofit Communications Strategies for Cultivating Long-Term Support
Presented by: Vanessa Briseño, The Lemelson Foundation

While most topics and presenters have been confirmed please be aware that topic titles, presenters, or dates may be subject to slight revisions. This event does not necessarily reflect the mission/opinion of The Environmental Center.


The Environmental Center
16 NW Kansas Ave
Bend, OR 97703
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Not sure if this series is right for you? Call 503-239-4001 or e-mail

Members Get More!

Purchase a Member Pass to save over $100 on eight NNCO sessions! Member Passes are the most flexible and affordable way to deep-dive into this network series. Member Passes are priced at a steep discount and allow you to register for free with a custom discount code. Member Passes are sharable across your entire organization. Passes are $250 and available for purchase through November 22, 2023. NAO Member Pass FAQ

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