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February 2015
$50

Targeted Marketing for Actionable Results

February 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify your target audiences, craft messages that motivate them, and get the word out to the people who need to hear it. You’ll get hands-on experience using practical tools designed to make it easy to map out a winning plan for everything from fundraising to campaigning to volunteer recruitment.

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$10

Oregon Built Presents: “Startup Week Is Every Week, And Not Just In Portland”

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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How does the gaming and tech scene in Eugene effect what happens in Portland? How can Portland companies tap into the momentum in Bend? Is Roseburg the next entrepreneurial hub in the state? How can PDX startups connect more to the Gorge?

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$50

Board Effectiveness & Recruitment

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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This interactive workshop will explore the rewards of board service and the fundamentals of board development.

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$5

The Disappearance of the Sage Grouse from Eastern Oregon, with Christian Hagen

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Greater sage grouse populations have diminished by about 50% since European settlement. Sage-grouse populations in Oregon have followed a similar pattern due to a variety of factors including wildfires. Join us as professor Christian Hagen (Oregon State University) discusses the history of this very unique bird, his recent research on the sage grouse, and the outcomes of “sage con.” Oregon Wildlife, as an organization, has been a major sponsor of Christian’s research by way of grants funding.

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$85

Equity Lens Tools & Equity Assessments

February 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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An equity lens or assessment is a tool for analysis, planning, decision making, and evaluation. These tools can be used to analyze the internal, external, and foundational elements of policies or programs on under-served, marginalized, and diverse individuals and groups to identify appropriate accommodation to eliminate barriers. They can also be used to evaluate interpersonal engagement and how well people work effectively with people who are different from themselves.

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$30

Betties360 8th Annual Fine Wine & Feather Boas Fundraiser

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Our Fine Wine & Feather Boas fundraiser is a celebration to support programming that inspires confidence, well-being and community in girls through action sports and outdoor adventures. Please join us for this special evening so we can share with you what we’ve been up to this past year and the exciting adventures we have planned for the coming year.

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$50

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Update

February 26 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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For the Nonprofit Fiscal Managers Association, a new year rings in the annual, and much-anticipated, GAAP Update with Gary McGee. Known for his concise, understandable explanations, Gary will bring us up-to-speed on a number of accounting principles — both new and proposed — which will affect nonprofit organizations.

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March 2015
$50

Taking an Evidence-Based Approach to Mergers & Alliances

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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This presentation looks at the trends in the factors that have caused a troubled economy, and examines the evidence and research, and proposes a decision making framework to help nonprofit executives make good quality decisions about whether mergers or alliances are a good idea for their organizations.

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$5

California Condors and the Pacific Northwest

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Jesse D’Elia and Susan Haig investigate the paleontological and observational record as well as the cultural relationships between Native American tribes and condors, providing the most complete assessment to date of the condor’s occurrence in the Pacific Northwest.

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$15

Local Catch: A talk with award-winning author Paul Greenberg

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center,
721 NW 9th Ave. , Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Join best-selling author Paul Greenberg and local fishermen March 11 at the Natural Capital Center for a forum on strengthening fishing communities — their livelihoods, fishing grounds, and the food they put on our table.

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$50

Fiscal Staff Structures: Finding the Right Capacity for Your Organization

March 26 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Did you know that 4 out of 5 smaller nonprofits with budgets below $1 million report that none of their fiscal staff have an accounting degree or other significant formal training? This session is intended to provide an overview of fiscal staffing structures, processes and procedures for nonprofits.

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April 2015
$5

Oregon’s Rivers with author Tim Palmer

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ecotrust,
721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Despite Oregon’s watery reputation, the state has lacked a field guide for its many celebrated rivers and streams—until now. Preeminent river conservationist, photographer,and author Tim Palmer’s Field Guide to Oregon Rivers is an unprecedented reference that profiles 120 waterways throughout the state, from the Alsea to the Williamson. Please join us on Wednesay, April 1st for a presentation by Tim featuring his award-winning photographs and the natural history of some of Oregon’s most iconic streams.

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