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Thursday, August 4
 

4:00pm

Chapter Leader Welcome Reception
Welcome to Portland! We’re glad you’re here. Join the local YNPN Portland Chapter at Rontoms for a casual welcome reception.

Event Partners:

Willamette University MBA Program: One of only two MBA programs in the world with dual accreditation for both business and nonprofit/public sector management, Willamette University offers an evening program for working professionals in the Pearl District.

AmeriCorps Alumni: AmeriCorps Alums is the only national network that connects the nearly one million alumni of all AmeriCorps programs. AmeriCorps is a public-private partnership founded in 1994 that engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Thursday August 4, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Rontoms 600 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
 
Friday, August 5
 

7:30am

Registration Opens & Breakfast Served
Friday August 5, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Rose Ballroom 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

8:30am

Welcome!
Friday August 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Rose Ballroom 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

9:00am

What the Bleep is Social Good?

Vu Le, Executive Director and Writer, Rainier Valley Corps and Nonprofit with Balls
Brought to you by the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO)

As our society's issues become more complex, and new solutions are proposed by government and even for-profits, the nonprofit sector is at a crossroad. What has been our role, and what is our role moving forward? Can we work across sectors? How do we move from talking about stuff, to actually doing stuff? In partnership with the NAO, we are thrilled to have Vu Le, Executive Director of Seattle-based leadership-building nonprofit Rainier Valley Corps, and writer behind humor blog nonprofitwithballs.com, delve into these and other questions. Using his trademark brand of humor, Vu will touch on the definition of social good, the urgency of the nonprofit sector owning its power, the importance of cross-sector collaboration, and the habits and mindsets we must all reconsider to effectively handle the challenges facing our communities.


Speakers
avatar for Vu Le

Vu Le

Executive Director and Writer, Rainier Valley Corps and Nonprofit with Balls
Vu Le is the writer behind the humor blog nonprofitwithballs.com. He is also the humor writer for Blue Avocado. Vu is the Executive Director of an organization in Seattle, Rainier Valley Corps, which aims to bring more leaders of color in to the nonprofit sector. He was recently recognized... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Rose Ballroom 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

10:15am

Dynamics of Oppression
This session is sponsored by the Oregon Community Foundation.

Want to start conversations about diversity, but aren't sure where to start? Hearing problematic things at work, but feeling like you don't have the tools to interrupt? Come to this session to solidify your foundational understanding of the ways that oppression works on internal, interpersonal and institutional levels. Gain skills for interrupting oppressive behavior and begin the lifelong process of practicing allyship. Most importantly, learn how to empower yourself and others to achieve social justice superhero status!

Speakers
avatar for Ariella Frishberg

Ariella Frishberg

Prevention Specialist, YWCA Clark County Sexual Assault Program
Ariella Frishberg grew up in Portland, OR and returned to the Best Coast after receiving her BA in Women and Gender Studies at Smith College in 2012. She has worked for YWCA Clark County in various capacities since 2013, and currently gets paid to hang out with high schoolers and... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Polek

Michelle Polek

Domestic Violence Prevention Specialist, YWCA Clark County
Michelle graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a focus on gender and sexuality studies. She works at the YWCA SafeChoice domestic violence program doing prevention work. She can often be found expressing lots of excitement about libraries, consent, baked goods... Read More →
avatar for Heather Redman

Heather Redman

CASA Program Specialist, YWCA Clark County
With a BS in Human Development and Family Science from Oregon State Univeristy(Go Beavs!) and four years working with youth in foster care, Heather is known as the "Teen Whisperer" in her role as a Court Appointed Special Advocate Program Specialist both in and out of the court room... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Morrison Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

Identifying Purpose with the Personal Business Model Canvas
This workshop introduces the creative and interactive Business Model You exercise, which is a powerful, four-stage method to reveal the ways that individuals can adapt and refine their lives and careers to create the most satisfying work possibilities. Business Model You has been published in 17 languages and has helped tens of thousands of mid- career professionals reinvent how they work. Participants will learn to use the tool to navigate uncertainty and communicate vision and goals. Most important it helps identify purpose and create a plan to pursue it.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Chroman

Abby Chroman

Project Manager, Impact Entrepreneurs, Portland State University
Abby works with Impact Entrepreneurs in Portland State University's School of Business Administration helping launch and manage social innovation programs for the university. Abby is also pursuing an MA in Conflict Resolution at PSU. Before joining PSU Abby worked for five years... Read More →
avatar for Kate Rood

Kate Rood

Community Engagement Officer, Beneficial State Foundation
As Community Engagement Officer, I help advance Beneficial State Foundation's mission to create, guide, and promote a beneficial banking model that transforms the banking industry. Let's talk about what beneficial community banking means to you. Let's talk about getting resources... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Hawthorne Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

Leadership at Nonprofit Speed
Non-profit work is fast. Juggling community engagement, staff needs, program quality, impact measurements, fundraising, stories, and building relationships makes intentional change management difficult to prioritize. In a non- profit where change seems almost constant some of the hardest items to focus on are the most critical to manage. Learn systems, get tools, and start building change management into your leadership systems today.


Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Fremont Room 1 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

Opening the Door to Equity
This session is sponsored by the Oregon Community Foundation.

Lots of people are talking about equity, but what does it really mean? What are some practical ways to start bringing an equity analysis to your work? By the year 2042, white people will become a minority in the US. The context of the world is changing radically, and we are living the response to those changes. This training introduces basic frameworks to empower individuals to take leadership, wherever you are, to ensure that the response to the cultural shift in our country is responsible, healthy, and just. Our focus is on policies and decision- making in our workplaces and organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Teri Pierson

Teri Pierson

Training Program Coordinator, Resolutions Northwest
Carlos Kareem Windham has nearly twenty years of professional experience training and advocating for social justice, racial equity, and community empowerment. Carlos' extensive community work for global justice is deeply informed by his sensibilities and understanding of power dynamics... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Fremont Room 2 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

The New Economy is On the Rise: Young Professionals Needed
The economy isn't something far away that someone else is going to fix for us—we have the power to turn the economy around. Building equitable communities requires taking a deep look into how our money is spent, and where it goes after it leaves our hands. Young professionals will play a vital role in a developing a new economy that creates prosperity for all. Learn how you can make a bigger impact in your community by understanding the economics behind developing sustainable local economies. The time to act is now.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Barr

Thomas Barr

Director of Member Engagement and Operations, Local First Arizona
Thomas Barr is the Director of Member Engagement and Operations for Local First Arizona, the largest coalition of locally owned businesses in North America. He works daily to celebrate and advocate for independent companies unique to Arizona that contribute to building vibrant, equitable... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Steel Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

The Situational Leader
Guess what?! It is possible to empower, motivate and support the people around you! Whether they are your peers, leaders or people you support directly, the Situational Leadership model provides practical and relevant strategies to encourage a cohesive work team. This workshop will examine why teams struggle in the first place and then apply the Situational Leadership model as a tool to help build stronger and more effective working relationships.

Speakers
avatar for Maighie Fitzgerald

Maighie Fitzgerald

Senior Trainer, Oregon Health and Science University
Maighie moved to Oregon in 2004 to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at a small non-profit in Portland. Loving the work and the idea of service, she spent the next six years leading and managing a statewide VISTA program. | | After graduating with her Masters degree in Training... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Interstate Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

Your Oxygen Mask: leverage micro self-care to enhance your leadership capacity

Passionate nonprofit professionals are the most important asset to our sector. Unfortunately, neglecting to care for ourselves leads to employee turnover and burnout, impairing leadership capacity. Traditional self-care advice can feel cliché and unhelpful in the face of overwhelming schedules and challenging work. Rather than recommending daunting life changes, I teach “micro self-care” – realistic actions, achievable in the context of your current life. Habits make up 80% of our lives and represent our biggest opportunity for growth. By understanding yourself, your strengths, and your preferences, you can evaluate and adjust to realistically practice better self-care to achieve your fullest potential.


Speakers
avatar for Britt Stetson

Britt Stetson

Vice Chair, YNPN Portland
We are a sector full of eager, passionate people who are constantly willing to give of our time and our energies for the missions, the causes, and the communities that we care about. We have to take care of ourselves at the same time! I’m excited to attend the Active! Summit to... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Rose Ballroom 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

10:15am

Innovation Tour: The Bus Project
We're Oregon's next generation, doing democracy right. We're building a great future and empowering great people to lead it. We're grassroots, nonpartisan and all about organizing Oregonians, face-to-face. We give people their first taste of delicious democracy, develop new leaders and use person-to-person politics to move Oregon not left or right, but forward.

During this Innovation tour you'll meet our PolitiCorps Fellows who come from every state in the nation to learn new ways to think about the world and make a real difference through voter registration, education and community organizing. Learn about their mobilization efforts during a critical election year and discuss civic questions facing our communities, including:
  • Why is it important for emerging leaders to engage in democracy?
  • What role do nonprofits play in facilitating civic engagement in their communities?
  • How can we promote better public discourse about the issues we're working to address? 

Note: This session is off-site and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Innovation Tours are to take participants on a site visit to immerse them in the community and engage with local nonprofits.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  Innovation Tours are scheduled to take place during the morning and afternoon breakouts or after the conference ends.



Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 12:15pm
Ambridge Lobby 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

Leading from the Inside Out

Session Description

Working for social change requires that we envision and work towards a different kind of future, a world transformed. To realize that vision, we need to work from the inside out, developing our own abilities to lead effectively and powerfully. At the heart of leadership is the courage to be fully human, to deeply care, to take bold risks, to learn and grow, and to stay committed even in the face of never-ending change and uncertainty. In this deep dive, we will join together as change makers to practice bringing our full humanity to our work. 

We will engage in large and small group activities focused on self-reflection, asking relevant questions, and storytelling. We will immerse ourselves in these questions:

  • What drives my commitment to and vision for this work?
  • What does it mean to grow myself to be the leader my community needs?

Learning Objectives

You will leave with:  

  • A deeper understanding of leadership as an embodied, self-reflective practice
  • An inspired and clear vision for your work
  • Practical tools and resources to deal more effectively and adaptively with leadership challenges
  • A community of peers to call on as your journey continues 
Note: This session is an all-day workshop and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Deep Dives are to give participants an opportunity to spend the entire day thinking and learning about a particular topic or skill.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  Deep Dive workshops are scheduled to take place during the morning and afternoon breakouts. 

Speakers
avatar for Amie Fishman

Amie Fishman

Project Director, Educator & Trainer
Amie Fishman has been working at the intersections of public health, education, and incarceration for over 18 years, and has spent the last two decades developing and leading curriculum with diverse groups of educators, organizers, and others invested in making their work for social... Read More →
avatar for Amy Varga

Amy Varga

Principal & Founder, Varga Consulting LLC
For more than eighteen years, Amy has helped executive leaders and board members transform organizations. Amy helps leaders create organizations where people love coming to work, where fundraising is fully embraced, and where board members are deeply engaged. Amy has helped launch... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 12:30pm
St. John's Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Session Description

Leaders with high emotional intelligence (EQ) are some of the best people to work with; they project confidence, are self-aware, understand what motivates others, and are effective collaborators and team members. Luckily, EQ skills can be learned, practiced, and improved! Participants in this session will gain practical strategies for increasing EQ to better manage themselves, others, and teams. Come prepared to engage in interactive learning activities, group discussion, self-reflection, and EQ goal-setting.

Learning Objectives

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define EQ and describe the model’s four core skills and two primary competencies

  • Identify and implement strategies to increase their own EQ

  • Establish group norms that build the EQ of teams and work-groups

Note: This session is an all-day workshop and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Deep Dives are to give participants an opportunity to spend the entire day thinking and learning about a particular topic or skill.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  Deep Dive workshops are scheduled to take place during the morning and afternoon breakouts. 

Speakers
avatar for Signe Bishop

Signe Bishop

Learning & Development Specialist, Oregon Health & Science University
Signe graduated from the University of Illinois in 2004 with a degree in International Studies. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Oregon to fight poverty with AmeriCorps VISTA, coordinate volunteers for “I Have a Dream” Foundation-Oregon, engage national service members and college... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 12:30pm
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

Strategic Interventions: Moving from ‘Diversity’ to Racial Equity

Session Description

Through this deep dive, Crossroads facilitators will take participants through a process that problematizes the “diversity” discourses that prevent many of our organizations from being equitable and accountable to the communities we serve.  We will delve into systemic racism and ask participants to apply this analysis to their own organizations.  In doing so, they will illuminate areas in which strategic interventions could make a meaningful difference in producing racially equitable outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Begin internalizing a shared language for talking effectively about systemic racism, helping to normalize the discussion within your organization;

  • Examine racism as a systemic issue operating institutionally and culturally in the United States, and not only an issue of individual attitudes and actions;

  • Consider the challenges of building inclusive organizational culture and putting into place equitable practices, both internally and with the people we serve;

  • Explore approaches to dismantling racism that can provide the foundation for institutional interventions against systemic racism, specifically in your professional organization.

Note: This session is an all-day workshop and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Deep Dives are to give participants an opportunity to spend the entire day thinking and learning about a particular topic or skill.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  Deep Dive workshops are scheduled to take place during the morning and afternoon breakouts. 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Drew

Emily Drew

Associate Professor of Sociology, Willamette University
Emily Drew is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at Willamette University, where she teaches courses about racism, education, Black Lives Matter and social change. Her research agenda revolves around understanding how race and racism get institutionalized, with... Read More →
avatar for Margarita Gutierrez

Margarita Gutierrez

President of Executive Committee, VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project
Margarita Gutierrez graduated in 2012 from Willamette University with a degree in American Ethnic Studies. Margarita is the president of the Executive Committee for VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project. She has empowered and supported immigrants navigate the complexities of immigration... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 10:15am - 12:30pm
Sellwood Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

11:30am

Cat Herding 101: Best Practices for Fostering an Engaged and Effective Online Community
Depending on what sector we come from, the words “community organizing/management” might invoke images of canvassing with flyers and clipboards or moderating online forums and high-fiving code contributors. Regardless, when we coordinate volunteers, email program participants, and chat with community members via social media, we are ultimately organizing and developing community.

Whether your supporters are contributing content, volunteering, participating in forum discussions, or engaging on social media, you can play an important community management role. This session will include a review of community management principles and core practices, diverse examples of community management at work, and discussion about the application of community management in our organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Lister

Bethany Lister

Bethany is the Community Program Manager at NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network, a membership organization which strives to help nonprofits use technology more effectively. She has the pleasure of working with NTEN’s in-person Nonprofit Tech Clubs, online Communities of Practice... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Morrison Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

11:30am

Fail Forward
Failing forward teaches us the experience not available in advice or books. Failure is inevitable. It will happen. To develop a perspective to fail forward, means you learn from your mistakes and don’t let it get the best of you.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Dull

Rebekah Dull

Co-Founder & COO, N.W & Associates LLC
My organization goals to provide nonprofits and small businesses with tools and resources to bring their companies to the next level. As a business strategist, we help you identify the processes and procedures you use and how to improve them to reach your business goals. We also specialize... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Webster

Nathan Webster

Co-Founder & CEO, NW & Associates, LLC
I'm a high-energy, passionate and focused social entrepreneur. Nonprofit work isn't just a job or career, it is my vocation. Talk to me about business strategy for either for-profit or nonprofit. Most of the time, it's helping humanity move forward in one way or the other.



Friday August 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hawthorne Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

11:30am

Games for Change
Learn how games can help even the most observant and curious leaders understand what’s blocking change in their organizations. XPLANE will present the Barriers to Change Card Deck, a tool that elicits deeply held beliefs and motivations among your team.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Mesing

Sara Mesing

Product Manager, XPLANE
Sara Mesing is a Product Manager at XPLANE, a design consultancy based in Portland, Ore. She focuses on pioneering a Human-Centered Design approach to solving business problems at all levels of the organization. Prior to her current position, she worked in service design, user acquisition... Read More →
avatar for Nina Narelle

Nina Narelle

Consultant, XPLANE
As a catalyst of systems change, I bring over 15 years of experience in organizational design and systems thinking to inform my work leading organizational transformation. My areas of specialization include Organizational Change and Design Thinking, Social Equity and Diversity, Leadership... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Fremont Room 1 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

11:30am

Identity Matters: Findings from the Nonprofits, Leadership & Race Survey

Earlier this year the Building Movement Project conducted a national survey of more than 3,750 nonprofit staff (and board members) about their views of leadership, experiences at work and perspectives on nonprofits and race. Participants in this breakout session will experience a data tour to learn about the survey results, and engage in small group discussion to make meaning of the survey data. The session will conclude with a discussion of how young nonprofit leaders can work to make their organizations and the sector more inclusive.


Speakers
avatar for Sean Thomas-Breitfeld

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld

Co-Director, Building Movement Project
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld is Co-Director of the Building Movement Project, which brings a social movement perspective to research on nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the BMP staff, Sean spent a decade working in a variety of roles at the Center for Community Change, where he... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Fremont Room 2 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

11:30am

Moving Beyond "Special" - Trends, Practices, and Benefits in Building Inclusive Nonprofit Organizations
This session is sponsored by the Oregon Community Foundation.

For decades, we were told that - for people with disabilities - "special" was better. Special education. Special sports. Special jobs. As laws, policies, and expectations have evolved, communities have become increasingly more inclusive of people with disabilities (whether physical, developmental, or intellectual) in education, employment, housing, and yes – in the nonprofit sector.

Stephen Marc Beaudoin will co-present this session with self-advocate Kaaren Londahl, linking current trends and policy developments with real world examples of the power of inclusion, and will share practices and resources so your nonprofit organization can become more inclusive in your services, your boards, and your staff.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Executive Director, PHAME
I'm a nonprofit executive, publicly elected school board member, community leader, and advocate. Let's talk about disability equity, arts inclusion, and creative expression!


Friday August 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Steel Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

11:30am

Preventing Solutionitis: Using Improvement Science for Continuous Improvement
Is your organization guilty of solutionitis? That is, solutions are thrown at a problem too quickly without properly understanding the problem, its causes, the goal you want to accomplish and a systematic way to get there. This presentation introduces the purpose and tools of Improvement Science, a problem-solving process that has successfully changed practice in multiple disciplines.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Nelsestuen

Kari Nelsestuen

Education consultant, self-employed
I look forward to meeting you at the YNPN Activate! Summmit. I'll share with you how I use improvement science and design thinking to transform an organization's approach to problem solving. I coach school districts on issues of educator effectiveness. I facilitate dynamic professional... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Interstate Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

11:30am

The Director's Chair: A Candid Dialogue and Panel Discussion with Young Nonprofit Executives
This unique breakout session will bring you up close and personal with a diverse group of young, first-time executive directors who are leading successful nonprofit organizations in Portland, Oregon. Moderated by NGO consultant and social entrepreneur, Rebecca Channer, this interactive panel discussion will focus on several topics: the wide and varied career paths to becoming an executive director; the intuitive and learned knowledge required to effectively manage a growing organization; and the leadership skills needed to address systemic problems that act as barriers to equity in our communities.

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Channer

Rebecca Channer

Founder/CEO, ProsperCity
Originally hailing from Chicago, I spent the last two decades serving Portland's social service sector as a director and consultant, while also traveling to numerous African countries on behalf of the Peace Corps and international NGOs. In 2017, I graduated from Seth Godin's altMBA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Huy Ong (He/him/his)

Huy Ong (He/him/his)

Executive Director, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Huy Ong joins OPAL in 2016 as Executive Director. A dynamic trainer, facilitator, and fundraiser, Huy brings communities together to address tough issues. “I believe in intersectional organizing and collective transformational actions,” he says. “Putting people, our communities... Read More →
avatar for Justen Harn

Justen Harn

Executive Director, Portland Community Media
For over a decade Justen Harn has worked as a nonprofit arts administrator, educator, curator, and cultural engineer. He empowers communities via participatory, relational methodologies, developing innovative platforms that support the work of emerging artists, both regionally and... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Murphy

Jackie Murphy

Executive Director, Airway Science for Kids, Inc.
ASK's Executive Director, Jackie Murphy, is passionate proponent for access to educational opportunities for children of color and under-served youth, Jackie has spent the last 19 years of her professional career working in youth programs for nonprofit organizations and higher education... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Rose Ballroom 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

12:30pm

Focus Group: The Changing Landscape of the Social Sector
In recent decades social media, online giving and open data have drastically reshaped the social sector. As young professionals emerging in the nonprofit world we want to hear your voice! What are your needs and challenges? How do you see the nonprofit sector changing? Help us improve the social sector by identifying gaps in sector resources and characteristics that define your generation of nonprofit professionals.


Note: This session requires pre-registration. Lunch will be served.

Moderators
avatar for Ganga Dharmappa

Ganga Dharmappa

Community Outreach Manager, Foundation Center
Ganga Dharmappa is the Community Outreach Manager with Foundation Center West. She provides outreach and training throughout the Bay Area, statewide, and in the Western United States. For more than a decade, Ganga has led training, capacity-building, and development efforts within... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Isajlovic

Natasha Isajlovic

San Francisco Lead, Foundation Center
Natasha Isajlovic, San Francisco lead, is responsible for public services and programming in the San Francisco office. Prior to joining Foundation Center in 2010, Natasha worked in the Membership department for the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco and as a reference associate for Stanford... Read More →
avatar for Kim Lynes

Kim Lynes

Marketing Manager, Foundation Center
At Foundation Center we pride ourselves on offering a wide assortment of tools, many for free, to help nonprofits succeed in their missions. This could mean our many research projects on important subject areas and initiatives, free training to develop your leadership skills, or providing... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth Ingwersen Mendez

Elisabeth Ingwersen Mendez

Special Projects Associate, Foundation Center
Elisabeth Ingwersen Mendez is a Special Projects Associate at Foundation Center. Her role includes developing conference strategy, planning subscriber events in all five regional offices and audience building. | In addition to working at Foundation Center, she teaches conversational... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

12:30pm

Lunch and Performance by PHAME

Winner of the City of Portland's "Making A Difference Award," PHAME helps to create inclusive communities. Founded in 1984, PHAME supports artists and performers with intellectual or developmental disabilities in reaching their fullest, most creative, most independent potential in the world; and helps the community become more inclusive of these individuals, through lifelong arts learning, performance, and community engagement programs. PHAME: creating art. Inspiring connections. phamepdx.org


Speakers
avatar for Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Executive Director, PHAME
I'm a nonprofit executive, publicly elected school board member, community leader, and advocate. Let's talk about disability equity, arts inclusion, and creative expression!
avatar for Debra Ringold

Debra Ringold

Dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise, Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management
Debra Ringold is Dean and JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management. She teaches courses in private, public and nonprofit sector marketing, marketing research, marketing communications, and marketing and public policy. Debra was honored as... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Rose Ballroom 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

1:30pm

Developing Leadership: What works and how can a funder help?

What does leadership development mean to you?  Have you accessed leadership development support?  How can leadership development support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)?  We’ll explore these and related questions in an interactive peer exchange session aimed at helping the Meyer Memorial Trust develop an approach to supporting leadership development.  

After sharing some background about Meyer’s focus on DEI, we’ll think together about leadership development.  This is an opportunity to and help inform programming at one of Oregon’s largest foundations.  Whether you’re from Oregon or not, we’d love to hear your ideas!  

Speakers
avatar for Carol Cheney

Carol Cheney

Building Community, Leadership Development Program Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust
Carol Cheney is the Leadership Development Program Officer in the Building Community Portfolio at Meyer. She has worked as a farm worker, domestic violence advocate, health educator, nonprofit consultant and trainer, and most recently as Equity and Policy Manager in the Oregon Health... Read More →
avatar for Dahnesh Medora

Dahnesh Medora

Building Community Portfolio Director, Meyer Memorial Trust
Dahnesh Medora is the Director of Meyer’s Building Community Portfolio. He has served as the Senior Associate for Nonprofit Support at Education Northwest, providing capacity building and leadership development support to nonprofits and governmental agencies at the local, statewide... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hawthorne Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm

Exploring the Possibilities: Navigating Your Job Search
Want more from your career but unsure how to explore the possibilities? Wish you knew what in the world recruiters and hiring managers are actually looking for after you hit the send button on an application? Join our session to learn best practices and ask burning questions on how to navigate your job search from a nonprofit executive recruiter and career coach with one of the top nonprofit firms in the country. Come learn the tips and tricks to help you navigate your job search from a place of strength and excitement.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Hanselmann Sergi

Jackie Hanselmann Sergi

Senior Director, Special Projects- Executive Coach and Career Services, Koya Leadership Partners
With a passion for igniting the spark of transformation and providing a best in class coaching experience embracing the whole person, Jackie brings a unique blend of both non-profit and private sector experience. Ranging from executive leaders, job seekers, and young professionals... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Rose Ballroom 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

1:30pm

Leadership in Social Change: Create, Impact, Disrupt
The world needs you at your best! In order to make a widespread difference, the social change sector needs more innovative thinkers who are willing to disrupt the status quo and be the change. Find out what it takes to be a thoughtful leader, a creative collaborator, and a conscious innovator to make a greater impact on the world around you.

Speakers
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Jessica Williams

Founder, The Superwoman Project
I'm a certified life-coach dedicated to helping women declare ownership over their professional lives to achieve more money, success and joy. I have a Master's Degree from The University of Oregon in Strategic Communications and over 15 years experience in marketing, sales and public... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Morrison Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm

Microaggressions: Microdynamics with Big Impacts
This session is sponsored by the Oregon Community Foundation.

This workshop will present an introduction to microaggressions and microinvalidations -- microdynamics with big impacts. Participants will also learn strategies for addressing microdynamics to promote equity and strengthen personal and professional relationships.

Speakers
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Nani Jackins Park

Director of Equity & Inclusion, Morrison Child & Family Services
I am a passionate advocate for social justice and am strongly committed to the belief that together we can make our communities stronger and more equitable.


Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fremont Room 1 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm

Mission First, People Always: Leadership with a Pragmatic Heart
How do you stay true to yourself, your mission, your board and your team? Finding ways to be a great servant leader in the face of adversity is an "all in" commitment. This session will provide tenants and guidelines to achieve powerful mission focused leadership while maintaining a balance and presence with your team. Be prepared to participate in this engaging, fun and applicable session.

Speakers
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Beach Pace

CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia NW
Beach has a passion for leadership. She loves the challenge and excitement of building teams & collaboratively overcoming challenges. | | She is originally from New Jersey and holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MPA from Northern Michigan... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fremont Room 2 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm

Open Leadership: The Power of Collaboration and Transparency in Mission-Driven Organizations
The "open" movement has roots in Open Source Software (software that is licensed for others to use and modify), but has far-reaching implications for government, corporations, and the social sector. In this session, we'll learn about how the "loosely organized communities" of open source software can serve as a model for radical participation in mission- driven organizations. We'll discuss ideas for empowering contributors and volunteers to become innovators, the difference between asking for feedback vs. rapid prototyping and testing, and practical strategies for building a culture of “open” in your organization.

Speakers
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Hannah Kane

Product Manager, Mozilla Foundation
I work at the cross-section of the nonprofit and technology sectors. I have a longstanding commitment to creating useful products and programs in mission-driven organizations.


Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Steel Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm

Using “Little Tech” for Big Wins: Must Have Tools & Tips
When we talk about “technology” at our organizations it is a given this includes major systems like websites, email and file servers. However, it’s the many little tasks we have to do daily or actions that happen in between systems that often feels the most inefficient. However, it doesn’t have to be this way.

“Do I really need to learn photoshop to create high quality images for social media?”
“There must be tools to help create better internal support documentation for our systems.”
“Is there a better way to capture details about individuals who use our campaign hashtag on twitter than doing it manually?”
“How can I creating those cool animated gifs for inside our enewsletter?”

In this session we’ll take a rapid fire approach to looking at free/low cost tech tools and tips to help you find big wins. Allowing you to get back to feeling like technology is working for you and not the other way around.

Speakers
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Ash Shepherd

Education Director, NTEN
Ash has been in love with the nonprofit sector for nearly two decades, where he has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, youth program development, and technology consulting. He has been an active member of the NTEN Community, serving as a co-organizer... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Interstate Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm

Innovation Tour: Wayfinding Academy
The Wayfinding Academy is a brand new 2 year college located in at the heart of a movement to turn higher education frontwards. We have a core curriculum focused on cultivating humans who are prepared to be effective citizens of their local and global communities and half of the Wayfinding experience is handcrafted for each student based on their interests and desired path in life. During this Innovation Tour you will get to meet members of the Wayfinding community, including faculty, crew, students, and Luminaries and see our campus in N. Portland which is currently being prepared for the arrival for our inaugural cohort of students in late August. To learn more about us and see what we have been up to recently, please visit www.wayfindingacademy.com/news. We highly recommend watching the video of “Commencement Day”. 

Note: This session is off-site and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Innovation Tours are to take participants on a site visit to immerse them in the community and engage with local nonprofits.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  Innovation Tours are scheduled to take place during the morning and afternoon breakouts or after the conference ends. 


Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Ambridge Lobby 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm

Leading from the Inside Out

Session Description

Working for social change requires that we envision and work towards a different kind of future, a world transformed. To realize that vision, we need to work from the inside out, developing our own abilities to lead effectively and powerfully. At the heart of leadership is the courage to be fully human, to deeply care, to take bold risks, to learn and grow, and to stay committed even in the face of never-ending change and uncertainty. In this deep dive, we will join together as change makers to practice bringing our full humanity to our work. 

We will engage in large and small group activities focused on self-reflection, asking relevant questions, and storytelling. We will immerse ourselves in these questions:

  • What drives my commitment to and vision for this work?
  • What does it mean to grow myself to be the leader my community needs?

Learning Objectives

You will leave with:  

  • A deeper understanding of leadership as an embodied, self-reflective practice
  • An inspired and clear vision for your work
  • Practical tools and resources to deal more effectively and adaptively with leadership challenges
  • A community of peers to call on as your journey continues 
Note: This session is an all-day workshop and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Deep Dives are to give participants an opportunity to spend the entire day thinking and learning about a particular topic or skill.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  Deep Dive workshops are scheduled to take place during the morning and afternoon breakouts. 

Speakers
avatar for Amie Fishman

Amie Fishman

Project Director, Educator & Trainer
Amie Fishman has been working at the intersections of public health, education, and incarceration for over 18 years, and has spent the last two decades developing and leading curriculum with diverse groups of educators, organizers, and others invested in making their work for social... Read More →
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Amy Varga

Principal & Founder, Varga Consulting LLC
For more than eighteen years, Amy has helped executive leaders and board members transform organizations. Amy helps leaders create organizations where people love coming to work, where fundraising is fully embraced, and where board members are deeply engaged. Amy has helped launch... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 3:45pm
St. John's Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Session Description

Leaders with high emotional intelligence (EQ) are some of the best people to work with; they project confidence, are self-aware, understand what motivates others, and are effective collaborators and team members. Luckily, EQ skills can be learned, practiced, and improved! Participants in this session will gain practical strategies for increasing EQ to better manage themselves, others, and teams. Come prepared to engage in interactive learning activities, group discussion, self-reflection, and EQ goal-setting.

Learning Objectives

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define EQ and describe the model’s four core skills and two primary competencies

  • Identify and implement strategies to increase their own EQ

  • Establish group norms that build the EQ of teams and work-groups

Note: This session is an all-day workshop and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Deep Dives are to give participants an opportunity to spend the entire day thinking and learning about a particular topic or skill.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  Deep Dive workshops are scheduled to take place during the morning and afternoon breakouts. 

Speakers
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Signe Bishop

Learning & Development Specialist, Oregon Health & Science University
Signe graduated from the University of Illinois in 2004 with a degree in International Studies. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Oregon to fight poverty with AmeriCorps VISTA, coordinate volunteers for “I Have a Dream” Foundation-Oregon, engage national service members and college... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm

Strategic Interventions: Moving from ‘Diversity’ to Racial Equity

Session Description

Through this deep dive, Crossroads facilitators will take participants through a process that problematizes the “diversity” discourses that prevent many of our organizations from being equitable and accountable to the communities we serve.  We will delve into systemic racism and ask participants to apply this analysis to their own organizations.  In doing so, they will illuminate areas in which strategic interventions could make a meaningful difference in producing racially equitable outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Begin internalizing a shared language for talking effectively about systemic racism, helping to normalize the discussion within your organization;

  • Examine racism as a systemic issue operating institutionally and culturally in the United States, and not only an issue of individual attitudes and actions;

  • Consider the challenges of building inclusive organizational culture and putting into place equitable practices, both internally and with the people we serve;

  • Explore approaches to dismantling racism that can provide the foundation for institutional interventions against systemic racism, specifically in your professional organization.

Note: This session is an all-day workshop and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Deep Dives are to give participants an opportunity to spend the entire day thinking and learning about a particular topic or skill.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  Deep Dive workshops are scheduled to take place during the morning and afternoon breakouts. 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Drew

Emily Drew

Associate Professor of Sociology, Willamette University
Emily Drew is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at Willamette University, where she teaches courses about racism, education, Black Lives Matter and social change. Her research agenda revolves around understanding how race and racism get institutionalized, with... Read More →
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Margarita Gutierrez

President of Executive Committee, VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project
Margarita Gutierrez graduated in 2012 from Willamette University with a degree in American Ethnic Studies. Margarita is the president of the Executive Committee for VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project. She has empowered and supported immigrants navigate the complexities of immigration... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 3:45pm
St. John's Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:30pm

The Art and Science of Peer Coaching for Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Development

Session Description
Join internationally recognized master-trainer and thought leader Beth Kanter, together with Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies for a mini-deep dive into the art and science of peer coaching.  YNPN Chapter leaders and others, will have a unique opportunity to lead a ground-breaking, six-month, peer learning leadership development program for emerging nonprofit leaders based on the “Emerging Leaders Playbook.”

With funding from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, we are partnering with YNPN to provide training and facilitation guides that will accompany the “Emerging Leaders Playbook” so the program can be implemented in chapters across the country.  The leadership development program will help YNPN members improve their skills in areas such as: self-awareness and reflective practice; understanding leadership styles; self-management and mindfulness; facilitative listening; asking powerful questions; meeting facilitation and more.

Following the session, participants will become a peer learning group as they learn with and from one another to implement the program in their chapters. Participants will also have access to free coaching from Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, and Beth Kanter over the course of six-month program.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how to facilitate an emerging leadership program in your community;
  • Get an overview of why self-awareness and self-management skills are essential building blocks to good facilitation and tips on how build those skills;
  • Understand and practice mindful and facilitative listening skills;
  • Practice formulating and asking powerful questions for effective peer coaching;
  • Receive an overview of basic facilitation approaches and techniques to facilitate a small group of chapter participants.

Note: This session is a half-day workshop and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Deep Dives are to give participants an opportunity to spend more time thinking and learning about a particular topic or skill.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  This Deep Dive workshop is scheduled to take place during the afternoon breakouts. 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kanter

Beth Kanter

Master Trainer, Author, and Blogger
Beth is internationally recognized thought leader in networks, social media, and data. Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in capacity building and has facilitated trainings for nonprofits on every continent in the world (except Antarctica). She is an in-demand... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Courtyard Marriott - Hawthorne Room 435 NE Wasco Street Portland, OR 97232

2:45pm

Building a Gratitude Strategy
In a busy world, we don’t always have time to show our clients, colleagues, strategic partners and donors how much we appreciate them. However, showing gratitude has an exponential impact on both the giver and the receiver. During this session, you'll learn how to build a "habit of gratitude" that will increase productivity, happiness, referral rates and retention.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Hendrix Buckner

Paige Hendrix Buckner

CEO, ClientJoy
Paige is a passionate educator and nerd. With a background in education and public policy, she loves working with teams to craft solutions and great experiences. In 2014, she dove headfirst into the world of startups by launching ClientJoy, a local gifting platform that makes showing... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Fremont Room 1 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

2:45pm

Evaluation for Everyone: Making Program Evaluation Work for Your Nonprofit
Done well, program evaluation can offer nonprofits insights about their work, ideas on how to improve and strengthen programs and practices, and opportunities to engage meaningfully with stakeholders. But when nonprofit staffers and leaders are already pressed for time with overly full plates, how can they go about collecting data and make time to think about how to generate and use evidence? Not only this, but program evaluation seems intimidating and difficult to put into practice. This session will not only take the mystery out of program evaluation and how it's done, but provide some practical and useful guidance on how nonprofits, both big and small, can build an evidence-based practice and culture of learning through the practice of evaluation.

Speakers
avatar for Billie Sandberg

Billie Sandberg

Director, The Nonprofit Institute at Portland State University



Friday August 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Fremont Room 2 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

2:45pm

From Healthcare to Cat Videos: Why Digital Inclusion Should be a Part of Every Nonprofit's Mission
We all rely on the Internet every day, whether to send emails to our coworkers, find directions, or perhaps most importantly - deliver programs and communicate with the communities we serve. However, with over 60 million Americans still lacking Internet access, are we truly reaching the communities we seek to engage? Join us to learn about the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, hear examples of digital literacy projects on the ground, and learn why digital inclusion should be an integral part of every nonprofit's mission.

Speakers
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Cindy Gibbon

Access and Information Services Director, Multnomah County Library
Talk to me about how public libraries promote digital inclusion. And ask me about the Portland/Multnomah County Digital Equity Action Plan!
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Leana Mayzlina

Sr Digital Inclusion Manager, NTEN
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Andrew Pizzolato

Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager, NTEN
| | Drew is committed to building pathways to digital access and digital literacy. Through his participation in a series of related projects, from managing a multi-state digital literacy initiative under the BTOP program to researching the ways locally responsive programming... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Steel Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

2:45pm

Fundraising Events 101
Fundraising events can be an effective revenue stream when built from the ground up with donors and specific fundraising goals determining the way. But they are also a lot of work that need to have a strong return on investment with increased engagement and donor support.

In this session we’ll explore how to elevate fundraising potential by creating smartly produced events that take donors on a journey to understand the work and passion of an organization. We’ll look at key shifts to the shape of the program and where organizations can focus their energy to take events to a new level.

Speakers
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Samantha Swaim

Fundraising Consultant, Swaim Strategies
With a background in fundraising and development, as well as theatre and television production, Samantha founded Swaim Strategies in 2004. She creates exciting events tailored to the needs of any nonprofit organization. By designing events that uniquely fit each organization's mission... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Rose Ballroom 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

2:45pm

Introduction to Breaker and Design Thinking
Critical thinking. Collaboration. Communication. The demands of the 21st century call on all of us to reframe how we learn, how we teach, and how we work. Breaker teaches students and educators how to design and implement solutions to real-world problems. Join us to learn more about Breaker by participating in a rapid design cycle. Experience the inclusion of design thinking and its ability to prepare students for contributing to the innovation economy.

Speakers
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Amy Botula

Portland Lead Facilitator, Breaker
Facilitator & Implementation Coordinator, writer, educator, advocate. Solver of problems, the person who helps you to connect the dots or place commas correctly. A juggler of multiple tasks and roles, attentive to the bottom line. Big believer in the power of ideas, connection and... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Morrison Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

2:45pm

Life balance and ROI - One woman's story and tactics
Having survived 30+ years in fundraising, 20 years of marriage and 16 years of motherhood, Lori Sweeney has learned a few things.She will share practical tips for surviving the working world with your spleen and your marriage intact, including how to assess ROI for all that you do (not just at work!), why menu planning makes your life bearable and cheaper, and how to give up things you do out of tradition, like making your bed (is it really necessary? What’s the ROI of the task?). Lori will share stories and a little research, but mostly you will hear from someone who lives life authentically and is willing to share her foibles. Come for a laugh and a menu planner!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Sweeney

Lori Sweeney

Principal, Inspired Fundraising Coaching
Hey this website is a good resource about me and the work I enjoy, fundraising: inspiredfuncoach.com. And! I love to talk about managing your life for balance, to savor your family and friends and kick ass at your job. And yep, I don't make my bed, as you can see. You can recognize... Read More →



Friday August 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Hawthorne Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

2:45pm

No more career FOMO: 5 hidden treasures that will help ensure a fulfilling career path in the social sector!
Launch yourself into a career path that aligns with your interests, values and personal mission in life! Join Foundation Center for this interactive session to walk you through five rich resources for job seekers including: GrantSpace, Foundation Directory Online, Philanthropy News Digest, IssueLab, 990 Finder. Learn how to connect with organizations that interest you by gaining an in-depth understanding of the players and the issues in your area of interest. BYOD (bring your own device) as you will have the opportunity to play around in each of these tools during this interactive session. This session is ideal for recent graduates and sector switchers as well as professionals at all stages of their career.

Speakers
avatar for Ganga Dharmappa

Ganga Dharmappa

Community Outreach Manager, Foundation Center
Ganga Dharmappa is the Community Outreach Manager with Foundation Center West. She provides outreach and training throughout the Bay Area, statewide, and in the Western United States. For more than a decade, Ganga has led training, capacity-building, and development efforts within... Read More →
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Elisabeth Ingwersen Mendez

Special Projects Associate, Foundation Center
Elisabeth Ingwersen Mendez is a Special Projects Associate at Foundation Center. Her role includes developing conference strategy, planning subscriber events in all five regional offices and audience building. | In addition to working at Foundation Center, she teaches conversational... Read More →


Friday August 5, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Interstate Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

3:45pm

Closing Remarks
Friday August 5, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Rose Ballroom 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

5:00pm

Activate! Summit After Party
Unwind and socialize after the Activate! Summit. Portland professionals are invited to join national leaders in the beautiful Mercy Corps NW for an informal evening of snacks, drinks, and a special Olympics-themed trivia (from 5:45-6:30pm), hosted by Portland State University Nonprofit Institute. Light appetizers, beer, wine and ice cream is provided. Dine-around suggestions will be provided for dinner.

Event Partners:

Portland State University Nonprofit Institute: This program has a primary goal to develop a stronger, more robust civil society by enhancing the leadership and management of nonprofit and voluntary organizations.

Friday August 5, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Mercy Corps NW 43 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204
 
Saturday, August 6
 

8:30am

Breakfast
Join us for breakfast as we kick off the Leaders Institute!

Saturday August 6, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

9:00am

Welcome from YNPN Portland
YNPN Portland, the host chapter for this year's conference, will welcome the group and give us a preview of what we have to look forward to over the next two days.

Speakers
avatar for Megan O'Leary, YNPN Portland

Megan O'Leary, YNPN Portland

Director of Membership Services, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
YNPN Portland is so excited to be hosting you all in our beautiful City of Roses! This is my first YNPN conference, and I am excited to share my experience in building budgets, tracking revenue and expenses, developing projections, setting revenue and program goals that talk to each... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

9:15am

State of the Network with Co-EDs Amber & Jamie
One of the network's longest-standing traditions, the State of the Network is an opportunity for us to talk big picture about where the network has been in the last year and where we're headed.

Board Chair Lindsay Jensen and Vice-Chair Kim Walker will also participate in the presentation and the Q&A afterwards.

Speakers
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Amber Cruz Mohring

Conference Coordinator, YNPN National
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Jamie Smith

Executive Director, YNPN
I'm eagerly looking forward to my fifth YNPN conference! The sessions keep getting better and better, but by far my favorite part of this event every year is the people. | | | I'd love to chat about: Nonprofit infrastructure & talent development; Delivering nonprofit services in... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 9:15am - 10:00am
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:00am

Break
Saturday August 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

Chapter Roll Call

It’s your opportunity to strut your stuff and hear what your peers have been up to! A representative from each chapter will have 1 minute to stand up and share:

  • Their biggest highlight of the year

  • A question that their chapter could use help with

  • Something they have expertise in and could answer questions on

After Chapter Roll Call, we’ll head right into our Network Speed Dating so you can get those questions asked and answered!

Please be sure to add your chapter's slides to the Roll Call presentation before July 15.


Moderators
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Jeff Key

Director of Operations, Project USE
Jeff Key brings extensive NationBuilder experience to his workshops. He currently serves as YNPN National's Network Engagement Associate, and was previously a NationBuilder Integration Coordinator where he supported transitioning YNPN chapters onto the NationBuilder platform. Jeff... Read More →

Saturday August 6, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

11:00am

Network Speed Dating
Following our Chapter Roll Call, chapters will have the opportunity to meet and chat with other chapter leaders. You’ll have five minutes to talk with your partner about whatever you want (YNPN, your day jobs, the new Beyoncé album) before moving on to meet the next person.

Saturday August 6, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

11:45am

Group Pictures

Say cheese! We’ll take a big picture of the whole group, then excuse the chapter leaders to go through the lunch buffet while we take a few staff and board photos.

If you’d like to have headshots or group photos of your chapter taken, you can come back and do that before our sessions begin again at 1 pm.

Saturday August 6, 2016 11:45am - 12:00pm
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

12:00pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch

Sit wherever you like or set up a “Birds of a Feather” table to gather around a specific topic or role.

Manage social media for your chapter? Interested in talking about innovative programming? Find your fellow [Insert Interest Here] lovers by submitting a table idea: http://www.tricider.com/brainstorming/37vgpOPJbh3

Saturday August 6, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:00pm

Pursuit of a More Diverse & Inclusive Board
At YNPNdc’s February Board retreat, we looked around the table. What binds us, our investment and belief in the nonprofit sector, was deeply overshadowed by the clear misrepresentation of our Board compared to the demographics of those we work beside at our day jobs, and those individuals we serve. We decided to embark on a strategic and intentional Board recruitment effort from April to July 2016 to recruit a Board that more closely reflected our community for the new Board term beginning August 1, 2016. We expect our recruitment efforts to be challenging, uncomfortable at times, and maybe even a bit scary. However, we believe this is the first step to instill diversity and equity into our organization. 

At the YNPN National Conference in Portland, OR, we will present a case study of our Board diversification efforts from day one of recruitment to the first day of the new Board’s term on August 1, 2016. We will highlight the steps we took to intentionally recruit, the challenges we faced along the way, and our resulting successes and failures. At the end of the workshop, we will facilitate a group discussion, giving attendees the opportunity to voice their own successes and failures in making their Boards more inclusive. The workshop’s goal is to demonstrate to other chapters how we and other chapters approached, or currently approach, this timely and important issue. Attendees can then take home fresh ideas to their chapters to address their own Board demographics, and start the conversation and plan to strategically make their chapter leadership more reflective of the unique nonprofit communities they serve.

We believe this topic is especially important for YNPN chapter leadership, as exhibited by the highly attended diversity and inclusion workshops last year in Little Rock, AR. Further, this challenge is larger than YNPN; it is a challenged faced by nonprofit Boards and staffs across the nation. It is a topic that affects us all.

Speakers

Saturday August 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Morrison Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:00pm

NationBuilder Basics

Dana Saydak, YNPN's Organizer at NationBuilder, will be leading a session on NationBuilder basics to provide a high-level overview of NationBuilder and what it can do for your chapter. This session is ideal for those with limited or no experience with NationBuilder. Dana will be leaving time to answer specific questions and offer support around NationBuilder's capabilities.

Our NationBuilder Integration Coordinators, Jessica Brooks from YNPN Southern Nevada and Jeff Key from YNPN New Jersey, will be on hand in the back of the room to provide 1-1 tutorials and answer questions.


Speakers
avatar for Dana Saydak

Dana Saydak

Community Strategist, NationBuilder


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hawthorne Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:00pm

Beyond the Basics with your Chapter's Budget
Do you know where your chapter's money is coming from and how you're spending it? Is your chapter spending money on the things that matter to you and align with your goals? Is more money always a good thing?

Come to this session if you:
Could use some help breaking down the budget process and communicating it in a way that is easy for your chapter to understand
Want to take your existing budget to the next level and get it aligned to your chapter's goals
Wish to involve your board in the budget process to get their input, buy-in and investment

Speakers
avatar for Megan O'Leary, YNPN Portland

Megan O'Leary, YNPN Portland

Director of Membership Services, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
YNPN Portland is so excited to be hosting you all in our beautiful City of Roses! This is my first YNPN conference, and I am excited to share my experience in building budgets, tracking revenue and expenses, developing projections, setting revenue and program goals that talk to each... Read More →



Saturday August 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
St. John's Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:00pm

Engaging Your Community Through Creative Events
This interactive workshop will discuss ideas and processes to set up your social events for success. You will learn how to create engaging, exciting, and unique events – without breaking the budget or asking too much time from your volunteers. Planning unique events can help attract new audiences and make your events more inclusive to a broader segment of your community. You will also walk away with a large list of creative event ideas collected from Chapters across the country. This interactive workshop will discuss ideas and processes to set up your social events for success. You will learn how to create engaging, exciting, and unique events – without breaking the budget or asking too much time from your volunteers. Planning unique events can help attract new audiences and make your events more inclusive to a broader segment of your community. You will also walk away with a large list of creative event ideas collected from Chapters across the country. 

This workshop will cover: 
How to create opportunities for meaningful engagement before, after, and during your special event
How to set an event budget: what’s worth spending money on pros and cons of silent auctions
How to capitalize financially and socially from special events is bigger always better when it comes to events?
What it REALLY takes to get a new major event off the ground: the time commitment, skill sets, and templates for success

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Ciprotti

Rachel Ciprotti

YNPN Atlanta Marketing & Social Chair/ ACP Executive Director, YNPN Atlanta/Atlanta Chamber Players
I am passionate about the arts! Specific interests include: social media, nonprofits, marketing, & advocacy. I work for the Atlanta Chamber Players, and have previously held positions at the Boston Symphony, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, and the Georgia Symphony. I have an MBA... Read More →
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Molly Friesenborg

Immediate Past Chair, YNPN Atlanta
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Lauren Jeong

Program Associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Lauren is the immediate past board chair of YNPN Atlanta and is super excited to be hostiing the YNPN National Conference in Atlanta this year! | | Lauren is a Program Associate for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, where she works on multiple grantmaking initiatives... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

2:30pm

Networked: A Big Picture Conversation About the Future of YNPN
Over the last two years, YNPN National and chapters have worked diligently to develop our first formal affiliation structure. As we prepare to sign the affiliation agreement, we want to utilize this time together in person to discuss what the future of a more networked YNPN could look like.

You can look forward to thinking bit picture about the future of YNPN via an interactive format and small group discussions.

Vote for the topics you'd like to discuss in our small group breakouts: http://www.tricider.com/brainstorming/33xsn9QCt9R

Speakers
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Amber Cruz Mohring

Conference Coordinator, YNPN National
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Jamie Smith

Executive Director, YNPN
I'm eagerly looking forward to my fifth YNPN conference! The sessions keep getting better and better, but by far my favorite part of this event every year is the people. | | | I'd love to chat about: Nonprofit infrastructure & talent development; Delivering nonprofit services in... Read More →


Saturday August 6, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

4:00pm

Break
Saturday August 6, 2016 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

4:15pm

Unsessions
We've heard your request over the last few years for "semi-structured" spaces where chapter leaders can connect and discuss specific topics outside of the breakout sessions.

This "Unsessions" period is one of several spaces that will allow you to connect with fellow chapter leaders around a topic of your choosing.

Propose and vote on Unsessions here: http://www.tricider.com/brainstorming/37UGdiqOovh

Saturday August 6, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

6:30pm

Leaders Institute Saturday Social: Battle of the Chapters

Join us at The 19th Hole for patio living at its finest. The 19th Hole pairs a nine-hole miniature golf course with a wide-ranging menu of over 50 craft beers, Oregon wines and Pacific Northwest ciders and crave-worthy food that riffs on the cuisines of Korea, Japan and the Philippines in a uniquely American way. 

By popular demand, we'll be offering you an opportunity to engage in some friendly competition. We know your chapter is the best, but can you prove it?

We'll be offering Scattergories, Putt Putt, coloring for competition or relaxation, and the Battle of the Air Bands, where chapters will pick a song and lip sync for their lives!

You can compete with other chapters if you like or just chill out and enjoy the Portland breeze and some local brews.


Saturday August 6, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The 19th Hole Corner of SW 15th and Yamhill across from Hotel deLuxe
 
Sunday, August 7
 

8:30am

Breakfast with the Board

Join the National Board for conversation and sustenance as we head into the final day.

 

Propose a table topic here: http://www.tricider.com/brainstorming/34OLQOqlVid


Sunday August 7, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

9:00am

YNPN Long-Term Memory: Preserving Your Chapter’s Institutional Knowledge
The design and intent of YNPN chapters necessitates the regular turnover of leadership. This workshop will bring together chapter leaders for a facilitated discussion on the ways to simultaneously maintain important institutional knowledge and evolve as a dynamic organization that is responsive to the changing needs of our members. The discussion will address and encourage attendees to share specific resources, strategies, and ideas as well as challenges to preserving institutional knowledge. The discussion will address institutional knowledge as it relates to both the governance and work of a chapter’s board.

Speakers
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Rae Lathrop

Chair, YNPN Southern Nevada
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Katie Pieper

Executive Co-Chair, YNPN Chicago


Sunday August 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
St. John's Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

9:00am

NationBuilder: Paths & Goals
Dana Saydak, YNPN's Organizer at NationBuilder, will be presenting on how to use Paths and Goals, two NationBuilder features that can help with managing member engagement and follow-up. No particular experience level with NationBuilder is required for this session and it's ideal for anyone who manages membership, outreach, engagement, fundraising or community relationships, or is interested in learning more about how NationBuilder can assist your chapter in being more effective in any of those areas.

Our NationBuilder Integration Coordinators, Jessica Brooks from YNPN Southern Nevada and Jeff Key from YNPN New Jersey, will also be on hand in the back of the room to provide 1-1 tutorials and answer questions.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Saydak

Dana Saydak

Community Strategist, NationBuilder


Sunday August 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Hawthorne Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

9:00am

Evaluation on a (Zero) Budget
We all recognize the value in obtaining genuine feedback from our members, but it may feel overwhelming. The good news? You don’t have to be an expert with a giant budget to implement useful surveys at your chapter! In 2015, YNPN Twin Cities relaunched event evaluations; we have also administered an annual Member Survey since 2010. The data gathered helps us create more meaningful programming as well as strengthens our relationship with members and volunteers. Walk away from this presentation with an understanding of what it takes in terms of time and resources to launch your own evaluations program, a reinforced understanding of why it's important to have evaluations and systems in place, and the ability to replicate or refine our evaluation systems and apply them to your own organization.

Speakers
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Lindsay Bacher

Senior Program Developers, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation


Sunday August 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Morrison Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

9:00am

Membership Engagement
Engagement is about value. Membership Engagement is the result of a member investing time and/or money with the organization in exchange for value. The Membership Engagement Workshop is important for chapter leadership because without members, YNPN would not have a purpose...and we would not be able to provide value to the nonprofit sector.

We are here to provide professional development, networking, and volunteer opportunities for our members so they can be well versed,connected, skilled, and ultimately an asset to the nonprofit sector.

The Membership Engagement Workshop will cover the following topics:
(1) Goals of Member Engagement
(2) Personas of your target prospective members
(3) Identifying the Problems that members need to be addressed
(4) What value does your chapter offer to your members?
(5) In what ways does your chapter deliver that value?
(6) What stages are unique to your chapter in securing new members?
(7) How do you measure the value you bring?
(8) What is your communication plan for current and prospective members?
(9) What consistent actions will take place regarding the cultivation of members?
(10) Staffing/Committee Members

Speakers
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Courtland Fisher

YNPN Oklahoma City


Sunday August 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:15am

Break
Sunday August 7, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:30am

Chair? Me? Navigating sitting at the head of the table in the YNPN landscape
This session is geared toward current Board Chairs (or those interested in taking the helm). For many of us, this is our first time ever leading a nonprofit Board of Directors. What are the expectations for our role? How do we shape our board's culture, ensure we're meeting our strategic priorities, and put the values of equity, diversity and inclusion into action? How we do know when to step forward and when to step back? Let's have a conversation and learn from each other in order to make all of us stronger, more compassionate leaders.

Speakers
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Katie Todd

Director of Digital Strategies, NC League of Conservation Voters
Currently, Katie serves as the board chair for YNPN Triangle NC. She oversees digital communications and fundraising for the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, a statewide environmental advocacy organization. Within the organization, she also helps lead on internal policies... Read More →


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Morrison Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:30am

Securing Sponsorships and Developing Lasting Partnerships
Does your Chapter have a small budget? Are you constantly trying to balance providing relevant and interesting programs/events with concerns on securing financial or in-kind support to present those programs? Is your chapter looking to throw a fundraiser or special event? Is your Chapter interested in partnerships and collaborations with other local organizations? YNPN Chicago, YNPN St. Louis and YNPN Grand Rapids will share their chapter’s experiences of intentionally building collaborative partnerships, securing sponsorships while still providing valuable programs and membership benefits. In this session you will learn how these chapters are able to leverage their organizational assets for thousands of dollars in contributions (cash and in-kind), how to develop and implement a sponsorship program and how to strategically build lasting relationships within your community that benefit your Chapter and its members.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Buffington

Rebecca Buffington

President, YNPN St. Louis
Rebecca has eight years experience in the nonprofit arts sector and she graduated from Washington University with a Masters in Nonprofit Management. As the Marketing Communications Manager at the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, she manages the organization’s special events... Read More →
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Elyse Mathos

YNPN Grand Rapids
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Carlos Trejo

Director of Annual Giving, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
Carlos currently serves as a board member of YNPN Chicago. He has a professional background in development and communications. He is the Director of Annual Giving at Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.



Sunday August 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
St. John's Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:30am

NON-CON: Not Your Average Conference
A conference without PowerPoint presentations? Oh, the possibilities! For the last two years, YNPN Des Moines successfully hosted a mini nonprofit conference – NON-CON – that brings together over 100 nonprofit and for-profit friends for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and zero PowerPoint presentations. The NON-CON concept is a unique opportunity for YNPN members and non-members to creatively address challenges in the nonprofit sector and meet and learn from potential collaborators. The inaugural event in 2015 explored topics in nonprofit management through the lens of art; NON-CON 2016 explored advocacy and storytelling as they relate to work in mission-driven organizations – especially in an election year.
NON-CON is open to professionals of all ages and experience levels, and serves as YNPN Des Moines’ largest membership recruitment tool.

Learn some tips and tricks on creating a successful conference that incorporates nontraditional presentation techniques - mind-mapping, slam poetry, and mindfulness, to name a few - while catering to the wide-ranging needs of your membership. Whether you currently work at a charitable organization or have goals to be a change-maker in your community, you will come away excited and energized to fulfill your mission!

Speakers
avatar for Chad Driscoll

Chad Driscoll

At Large Member, YNPN Des Moines
Chad has presented at many local, regional, and national conferences and trainings over the last eight years. He has presented interactive and learning workshops to many diverse groups and peers. He has led and participated in trainings about national service, mentoring, young professionals... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Huinker

Kristin Huinker

Chair, YNPN Des Moines
Relationship builder by day. Sports fanatic by night. Lover of music and coffee.


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

10:30am

NationBuilder Master Class
Dana Saydak from NationBuilder will be on hand to lead a NationBuilder "master class" and demonstrate some of the advanced capabilities of the platform. This session is ideal for those who have experience with the platform and are looking for what's next for their chapter. Those with less experience on the platform are also welcome to join us to get a preview of what they can look forward to or to bring back ideas to their chapter.

Our NationBuilder Integration Coordinators, Jessica Brooks from YNPN Southern Nevada and Jeff Key from YNPN New Jersey, will also be on hand in the back of the room to provide 1-1 tutorials and answer questions.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Saydak

Dana Saydak

Community Strategist, NationBuilder


Sunday August 7, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hawthorne Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

12:00pm

Lightning Lunch

Join us for a final meal and lightning talks from your fellow chapter leaders.

You’ll have to stay to the very end to hear where we’ll be seeing each other again for the 2017 conference!

Sunday August 7, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Marquam Room 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232

1:00pm

Innovation Tour: First Stop Portland
This study tour will provide an informal tour of the City’s most iconic new neighborhood and ‘Innovative Quadrant,’ the South Waterfront. This new neighborhood offers a rich blend of NPO leadership in everything from affordable housing efforts, to environmental protections, to parks management, to managing aging-in-place facilities. Sustainable infrastructure features such as transit-oriented development, the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge, green streets and green infrastructure is shaping the livability and quality of life in the South Waterfront Innovation Quadrant.


The tour – via streetcar and aerial tram – highlights many of the district’s innovative concepts: landscape design, environmental restoration and green infrastructure as part of TOD; how developers and local agencies are responding to the current economic recession; and transit’s role in the district’s eventual success. The recent commitment of $1 billion for med-tech infrastructure investments will shape this district for decades to come.

Note: This session is off-site and requires pre-registration. The purpose of the Innovation Tours are to take participants on a site visit to immerse them in the community and engage with local nonprofits.  All Summit attendees will participate in the opening keynote and lunch presentation(s).  Innovation Tours are scheduled to take place during the morning and afternoon breakouts or after the conference ends. 



Sunday August 7, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ambridge Lobby 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232