Fundraising in Rural Communities (Webinar or Peer Learning Session 2)

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*A recording of this session is available. Contact training@nonprofitoregon.org for more information.

Barb Gibbs & Guadalupe Guajardo, Senior Consultants
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Want to raise funds for operating expenses, programs, and projects? Drawing on the wisdom of fundraising gurus such as Andy Robinson and Kim Klein, as well as our own work with clients in rural communities, we’ll walk through the elements of annual fundraising and highlight some key steps that often get overlooked. In particular, you will learn how thoughtful planning and community engagement can set the stage for greater fundraising success. Finally, we’ll discuss how everyone in your group can (and must!) contribute to fundraising success, even if not everyone feels comfortable asking for money!

Discussion topics will include:

  • Defining the need for support
  • Understanding your organization’s “positioning” and how to improve it
  • Making your fundraising plan
  • Organizing your annual fund campaign
  • The donor cultivation system
  • The role of events
  • A word about grants
  • Strategic collaboration

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is for small nonprofits and all-volunteer nonprofits that want to raise funds for operating expenses, programs, and projects.

About the Presenters

Barb Gibbs has 30 years’ experience in nonprofit management and philanthropy. She directed three major art museums and was development director for a large social service agency. She served as program officer and director of policy and strategy for the Meyer Memorial Trust, where she worked with hundreds of Oregon nonprofits and oversaw multi-million investments in public education, affordable housing, the arts, ocean conservation, and leadership development in communities of color. Barb has served on national and state arts grants panels, and on the Boards of Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington and Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington. She holds an AB in Fine Arts from Brown and an MBA from UCLA’s Graduate School of Management.

A nonprofit consultant for over 25 years, Guadalupe Guajardo specializes in organizational development, Board training, leadership development, and cultural competency, and has a great deal of prior experience in fundraising for nonprofits. Guadalupe works with new and emerging nonprofits, as well as those in transition. She is bi-lingual and bi-cultural and able to train and facilitate in both English and Spanish. Guadalupe is a co-founder of Tools for Diversity, a comprehensive curriculum led by a multi-cultural training team that presents solutions to problems caused by privilege, prejudice, discrimination, and oppression.

Two Ways to Attend

Hosted Webinars and Peer Learning Discussions. Facilitators will host group webinar viewings and lead focused discussions immediately after the webinar in the below communities. This is an opportunity to learn from the experts and also learn from your peers, renew community connections, and build new relationships. Discussions will include opportunities for the group to identify ways to address participants’ issues and concerns.

  • BANDON—Bandon Conference and Community Center, 1200 11th Street SW, Bandon, Oregon 97411
  • BEAVERTON—Vision Action Network, Conference Room 195, 3700 SW Murray Boulevard, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
  • JOHN DAY—EOU Regional Center, 835 South Canyon Boulevard, John Day, Oregon 97845
  • ROSEBURG—YMCA of Douglas County, 1551 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, Oregon 97471
  • THE DALLES—Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon 97058

Non-hosted Webinars. Not close to one of the hosted sites listed above? Join us via traditional webinar format—all you need is a computer and internet connection.

Small Nonprofit—High Impact! Essentials for Success Series Pass

We encourage you to join us for the entire Small Nonprofit—High Impact! Essentials for Success three-part series:

  • Building Strong Nonprofit Boards, March 13, 2013 (Session 1)
  • Fundraising in Rural Communities, April 10, 2013 (Session 2)
  • Increase Volunteer & Staff Performance, May 8, 2013 (Session 3)

Purchase a Series Pass!

Individual Session—To register for the Hosted Webinar and Peer Learning Discussion in Beaverton (open to and free for Washington County nonprofits only), click here. To register for all other sessions, use the “Register Now” link below.

April 10th, 2013 12:00 PM   through   1:30 PM
Bandon $ 0.00
John Day $ 0.00
Roseburg - NAO Member $ 18.00
Roseburg - Nonmember $ 20.00
The Dalles - NAO Member $ 18.00
The Dalles - Nonmember $ 20.00
Non-hosted Webinar - NAO Member (ends at 1:00 p.m.) $ 49.50
Non-hosted Webinar - Nonmember (ends at 1:00 p.m.) $ 55.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
Topic Fundraising
Presenter Barb Gibbs, Guadalupe Guajardo
Event Region

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