Nonprofit Network Events
Leadership transitions occur for any number of reasons, planned and unplanned. This time can be a powerful opportunity to strengthen the organization if a thoughtful plan is in place.
Executive transitions are transformational. Poorly managed, they often bring on a crisis, leading to decreased effectiveness and sometimes organizational failure.
- This session will prepare executive directors and board members to lead their organizations through a process of planning for leadership transitions. Be clear about the potential future.
Presenter Jim Morris Solid Ground Consulting Group
Jim's career spans 30 years in the human resources and organizational development field. He spent his early career focusing on the human resources issues involved in mergers with several private sector companies before opening his own consulting practice in 1991. Jim built a highly successful regional human resources consulting firm, MBL Group which he led for over 18 years. In 2010 Jim joined the Solid Ground Consulting Group to manage the Sustainable Leadership Practice focusing on Leadership Development, Succession Planning and Executive Transitions in the Conservation sector nationwide.
Wednesday, April 25, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m .
$10 members $15 regular (coffee & tea for all. No host breakfast also available.)
Grant House Restaurant, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver WA
*This location is upstairs, if you have mobility concerns, please let us know in advance. Together@NonprofitNetworkWa.org
Boards Great Practices Series in partnership with United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
_________________________________________________ Spring Schmoozefest
Want to Kick back & spring-forward at the same time?
Come to the Spring Schmoozefest!
Bring your business cards for some good old-fashion networking.
Nonprofits, business, and most especially You are invited! Sponsored by our friends at Pacific Continental Bank.
Tuesday, May 1, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
$10 Nonprofit Network Members / $15 regular (No host alcoholic beverages). Let us know you are coming! Register here.
Grant House Restaurant, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver WA
Your Duties as a Board Member for Financial Oversight
This workshop will focus on the responsibilities of nonprofit Board members to maintain proper financial oversight. We will cover what & how the Board meets its fiduciary responsibilities in this area . The workshop will discuss the similarities and differences in Board responsibilities for their organization's financial health for Boards in smaller organizations without Executive Directors as well as Boards in larger organizations in which significant responsibility has been delegated to staff.
Presenter Cindy Cumfer
Cindy has worked with nonprofit organizations as an attorney for more than 30 years and has presented more than 100 workshops to nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest. Her legal services and trainings have reached thousands of nonprofit organizations in Oregon and Washington. She introduced and taught Nonprofit Law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland and has co-chaired and presented at all of the Oregon State Bar CLEs on nonprofit organizations since 1995. Cindy also has a PhD in History and is very interested in and knowledgeable about nonprofit history. She has a private practice devoted exclusively to nonprofits and can be reached at www.cumfer.net . Her website includes sample forms and policies and periodic updates on issues of interest to nonprofits.
Wednesday, May 9, 12:00 to 1:50 p.m.
$10 members $15 regular (Lunch available if ordered in advance, $10 - or bring your own brown bag.) Registration here. Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street Vancouver
Parking: Limited no-cost parking behind library, or bring quarters for street parking, or park in lot (fee) at corner of one block south of library.
_______________________________________________________________ Save the date!
Summer Fundraising Day June 21st
A double scoop of fundraising with trainer, author (Boards on Fire!) Susan Howlett offering back-to-back fundraising sessions. More info coming your way!
|Events with Our Partners |
Governance as Innovation and Teamwork
Presented by Washington Nonprofits in partnership & Nonprofit Network SW Washington.
The Governance Symposium is designed to provide new perspectives and stimulate new thinking about board leadership in the nonprofit sector.
Learn how to maximize the performance and positive impact of your governing board and take away practical solutions that will make an immediate impact on your organization
Interactive Discussions on
* Adding more value to board meetings
* Building a team with board members and staff
* Leadership development & transitions
* Creating a creative, generative thinking board
* Sustaining a culture of accountability
* Developing an atmosphere of debate & deliberation
Featuring a videotaped presentation by Cathy Trower, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Trower has provided governance consulting services to many independent schools, colleges, universities, foundations, and several community service organizations across the nation. policies and practices since 1996.
* Join Washington Nonprofits as a new member and pay only $25.00 for a one year WN Charter Membership.
April 27, 2012 | 8:30 - 12:00noon
Fort Vancouver: Artillery Barrack: Banquet Room, 600 East Hatheway Road, Vancouver, WA 98661
WVDO Fundraising Conference
Get smart about fundraising! Explore emerging trends in fund development, learn through "sharing", "best practices" and peer learning, and network with other professionals from around the region. Check out the schedule online and sign up! * Up your partnering game. Take a close look at the special ˝ day program on partnerships for Executive Directors.
May 17th & 18th 2012
Governor Hotel in Portland Oregon.
| Community Cares Tours |
Learn about issues and ideas affecting our community and the actions you can take to make a difference on these surprising half-day tours.
Do your friends ask you how they might find out more about what is happening for good in our community? Refer them to these tours!
Come on a compelling half day tour to learn more about local issues, and how you might help. We will begin with a 30,000 foot perspective from a local expert, then visit three or four distinctly different programs-all addressing a critical community topic. These are not fundraising events, but tours to deepen your understanding of an issue facing our neighbors, and how community organizations are responding.
The cost of the tour is $25 per person. Registration is limited, we travel by small biodiesel bus. Register online. Note that these tours are intended for prospective donors, sponsors, business partners, and volunteers - limited seats for fellow service providers.
Youth in Crisis Treatment Programs April 24 // Environmental Sustainability, the Green Tour May 22
Diagrammer do you love snappy charts and diagrams, but have been diagram-challenged?
A visualization system for less than a buck! Find the perfect diagram and download the PowerPoint-ready file . www.duarteshop.com/diagrams.html
The Role of Brand in the Nonprofit Sector
Many nonprofits continue to use their brands primarily as a fundraising tool, but a growing number of nonprofits are developing a broader and more strategic approach, managing their brands to create greater social impact and tighter organizational cohesion.
Stanford Social Innovation Review Spring 2012
The Anatomy of a Good Tweet
With 100,000,000+ users, you have much to gain from twitter. As tweeting has become more popular, writing a good tweet has turned into an art form; pointers here!
The Engaging Brand //tinyurl.com/7pk5rdp
* Subscribers also receive a complimentary federal policy e-newsletter courtesy of Washington Nonprofits and the National Council of Nonprofits.
... covers state policy issues relevant to the nonprofit sector. The WN e-newsletter is sent weekly during the session and two times per month during the legislative interim. It is written to keep the busy nonprofit leader informed on state taxation, budget, contracting, and sectoral issues. The newsletter is free; to start receiving it, simply sign-up on the website www.washingtonnonprofits.org
Packing?Community Mediation services has about 20 good moving (or storage) boxes for you to pick up. Email email@example.com to see if they are still available.
| |The Vancouver Rotary Foundation
... is accepting grant applications from local non-profit organizations for its annual grant cycle. Grant requests, including all required attachments, must be submitted to the Foundation
by June 1, 2012 i
n order to be considered for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
The Vancouver Rotary Foundation exists to foster, develop, promote, and encourage the health, education, and general welfare of the residents of Vancouver and Clark County. For more information about the Foundation, the types of grants funded and proposal guidelines go to www.vancouverrotaryclub.org . For other questions, contact Greg Jellison, Foundation President at (360) 695-3488.
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
... is inviting nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to submit funding proposals for programs that address the nation's ongoing housing challenges. The company will invest $15 million this year to support local and national programs and services addressing housing issues including foreclosure counseling and mitigation, neighborhood stabilization and affordable housing access.
The bank will issue additional requests for proposals relating to jobs/workforce development and hunger later this year. The jobs/workforce development RFP is expected to be opened for requests in early June.
For more information on nonprofit programs and services that may qualify or to submit an application for grant funding, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation Grant applications will be accepted through April 30, 2012.____________________________________________________
The Crossing United Methodist Church
... is inviting applications from nonprofits concerned with basic needs.
- The nonprofit should be a 501(c)(3) based in Clark County Washington.
- The program should be focused on changing the structures which cause issues such as hunger and homelessness - beyond addressing the symptoms.
- The deadline is April 29th.
- Funding of $3,000 is available.
upcoming events of interest
Grow Vancouver: Meet your Clark County farmers
By Urban Abundance
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
- 6:30pm until 8:00pm
- Minnehaha Grange No. 164, 4905 N.E. St. John's Road, Vancouver
- April Presentation: Meet Your Clark County Farmers
- A panel discussion by local farmers, hear about how we can build a community that creates a localized food system.
For more info contact: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Services NW Annual Dinner
April 26, 6:00 p.m.
Red Lion Inn at the Quay
Featuring celebrated performing artist Swil Kanim, "The Honor of All"
Innovative Services Northwest
Fiesta of Caring Hearts
May 4, 5:30 p.m.
$55 per person
Fiesta food, entertainment & silent auction
! Salsa dance lessons
* Caring Hearts Awards Presentation ______________________________________________________________
Community Foundation Luncheon
Generations of Generosity
Tuesday, May 8, 11:00 to 1:15
Purchase your tickets online today here
- Philanthropists of the Year are Steve and Jo Marie Hansen
- Friends of the Foundation are Scott and Jody Campbell
- Lifetime of Giving Honorees are Harris Dusenbery and Margaret Colf Hepola
Association of Fundraising Professional Newcomers Lunch
This no host luncheon is an opportunity for new and prospective members to meet current AFP members and other colleagues in an informal social setting, and to learn more about what AFP has to offer senior fundraising professionals in our community.
May 10, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Grant House Restaurant, 1101 Officers Row Vancouver ______________________________________________________________
Lunch for some, Justice for all!
The Clark County Volunteers Lawyer Program is hosting a boxed lunch fundraiser. Your support helps provide free legal services to low income people in Clark County. CCVLP serves around 1,000 clients each year.
For $15.00 pre-ordered boxed lunches will be delivered to your downtown office on
Friday May 11th between 11AM and 1PM. To order contact Susan Arney at CCVLP email@example.com
The CCVLP provides advice and assistance in matters of Family Law, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Landlord/Tenant issues. Most clients receive assistance and proceed on their own. In limited cases full representation is provided. Clients meet with volunteer attorneys on a one on one basis for advice. CCVLP also operates the Homeless Court, a specialty court in the Clark County District Court. CCVLP is funded by grants and donations. ______________________________________________________________
Discovering the Nine Points of View
An Introduction to the Enneagram
Co-sponsored by Community Mediation Services and Enneagram Portland
What are the Nine Points of View?
The Enneagram reveals that all people view the world through one of nine lenses which leads to different ways of thinking, feeling and behaving in the world. Common problems caused by miscommunications, hurt feelings, and other misunderstandings often result from people assuming that others see, or should see, the world the way they do. This fun and informative workshop will help you understand the different ways we all think, feel and behave. Understanding the Nine Points of View can improve communication, reduce conflict and lead to more satisfying personal and work relationships. This workshop will help leaders expand emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
About the Facilitator:
Dale Rhodes, M.S., M.A. is the founder and director of Enneagram Portland, and professionally certified as a trainer of the MBTIŽ and Enneagram. For more information, go to Ennegram Portland
May 19, 2012, 9 AM - 3 PM
Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., 6th Floor, Vancouver
Registration: $125 // $ 95 **Community Mediation Services Volunteer/Early Bird Rate
Space is limited. Register before April 23 to get early bird rate!
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
Vice President, Individual Giving
UWCW seeks a Vice President-Individual Giving to lead a year-round Individual Giving program, including Major Gifts ($5,000 and above) and Planned Giving. This individual will play a key role in the development of a dynamic and inclusive vision for the organization's role in our richly diverse community for generations ahead.
The ideal candidate will have major gifts and planned giving experience and a working knowledge of gift planning vehicles, including trusts and estate documents, charitable gift annuities, and philanthropic gift procedures. (S)he will be a charismatic communicator with the ability to align a donor's interest with the various UWCW events and services and have a deep understanding of community-based work including authentic understanding and appreciation for our community's diversity. This individual will work closely with the organization's Chief Development Officer, President/CEO, and a veteran and growing leadership team to build on UWCW's strong foundation while creating innovation, energy, and momentum behind our modern case and relevancy.
Website link for more info at
Community Home Health & Hospice Development Coordinator
This is a full time position based in the Longview, WA office. Come join our team to help secure financial resources for CHHH. At CHHH, we provide employees with a variety of great benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, matching 403(b) plan, flex spending accounts, wellness program, tuition reimbursement for eligible employees and a competitive compensation package.
Please email resumes or any questions firstname.lastname@example.org Website link: www.chhh.org
Who will you nominate to continue a 73-year Clark County tradition of honoring a First Citizen who models exemplary citizenship through their actions and services to the community?
The selection criteria and a nomination form can be found at the Community Foundation for SWWA website.
Due June 15 - but get working on it now. You'll want to gather great letters of support & not everyone is as organized as you are!