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The Current Nonprofit Landscape: “We Are All In This Together”

In partnership with: Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington and Willamette Valley Development Officers

Thursday, June 18th, 2009 Registration: 8:00 am ~Workshop: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Memorial Coliseum ~ Georgia Pacific Room ~ One Center Court ~Portland, OR 97227

Registration: www.wvdo-or.org  $45.00 for WVDO members $65.00 for non-members

It is not much of an exaggeration to observe that the downturn in the economy presents unprecedented challenges in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. This is an uncharted landscape for us all. There have been efforts across the field to gather data about the impact and outlook for nonprofits and funders alike.

This joint program was originally developed to help ensure we are working from the same assumptions and telling the same story. The goal is for funders and nonprofits to explore strategies and share solutions for the future. This program is a chance for us to gather as a community, learn from one another and move forward together.

Economist Joe Cortwright of Impresa Consulting will set the context for the day and talk briefly about the current economy. The day will be facilitated by Adam Davis and Su Midghall from Davis, Hibbitts and Midghall. The participants will provide the content.

This is not a panel, this is not talking heads, this is not grantor/grantee “speed-dating”. This is a chance to be heard, this a chance to listen, this a chance for dialogue in a truly innovative format.

Schedule of the Morning: 8:00 Coffee, Registration, Table Assignments for Audience

8:30 – 9:00 Context & the Current Economy – Joe Cortwright 9:15 – 10:15 Centrally Facilitated Roundtables – Adam and Su 10:30 – 11:10 Platform Discussion with Funders 11:15 – 11:55 Platform Discussion with Nonprofits

12:00 – 12:30 Pick up Lunch

Second table assignment/Begin eating

12:30 – 12:45 What the surveys said – Lori Heckman 12:45 – 1:45 Lessons learned Table discussion. Random report out.

1:45 Wrap Up and Send Off – Next Steps articulated