Development Strategies: Finding a Balance that Works

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Meet our new ED! Stop by and say hello to Jim White during the scheduled networking time. He’s looking forward to meeting folks around the state and hearing your thoughts about how NAO can support your organization’s work!

Barbara Gibbs, Senior Consultant
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Presentation, and continental breakfast at 8:00; Meet our new ED & networking at 9:30

Conventional wisdom says that nonprofits should have diverse revenue streams, and funders often emphasize the importance of multiple sources of income. Yet recent publications by thought leaders, such as The Bridgespan Group, FSG, and others, suggest that very successful nonprofits, especially some that have grown large rapidly, prioritize one type of funding over others and get very good at pursuing those sources. We also know that, for better or worse, many small and mid-sized nonprofits rely heavily on one or two sources of income.

In this session, we will consider the following questions:

  • How do we make sense of these facts and findings?
  • How do small and mid-sized nonprofits assess their funding models?
  • How do we decide to stick with what we’re doing or to pursue a new funding strategy?
  • Are different strategies appropriate for different points in the organizational life cycle?
  • Most fundamentally, how should we spend our limited time on fundraising for the best results?

Come prepared to share your opinions on these topics. What we know for sure is that one size doesn’t fit all and innovative organizations don’t necessarily follow the rules!

About the Presenter

Barbara Gibbs works directly with a wide diversity of client organizations to provide management consulting services. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, Barbara brings a rich array of experience and wisdom to her capacity building work. Before joining NAO in early 2012, Barbara worked for seven years as a Program Officer and the Director of Policy & Strategy at the Meyer Memorial Trust. Prior to her foundation work, Barbara held different leadership roles in social services and arts organizations, where she led strategic and business planning, capital campaigns, facility renovations, and program innovation. She considers herself fortunate to have worked both as a grant seeker and a grant maker. Barbara holds an MBA in Arts Management from the Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

About the Network

Each session of the Nonprofit Network of Central Oregon 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.

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November 28th, 2012 8:00 AM   through   10:00 AM
St. Charles Medical Center
2500 NE Neff Road
Bend, OR 97701
United States
NAO Members $ 22.50
Nonmembers $ 25.00
Event Particulars
City Bend
Topic Fundraising
Management and Planning
Presenter Barbara Gibbs
Event Region

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