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Springboard Forum 10/14/09 - Earn some $$ for your cause!

Wednesday, October 14th. 6-9 pm Urban Grind NE (2214 NE Oregon St, PDX)

Join us as we explore best practices and new trends in fundraising, and as we celebrate the Forum's first birthday! Learn from local experts and examine creative strategies for earning funds for your cause.

Cost: $30 (includes dinner, cake, and helps fund another year of Forums!)

Need a sponsor? Contact Springboard and we'll match you up with an anonymous sponsor to cover the cost for your nonprofit. Love Springboard and the Forums they provide you? Help fund them for 2010! Donate a ticket for a local organization.

Workshops include:

** Fundraising through Special Events: Planning the right-sized event 
—Carol Vogel, Chief Development Officer for Morrison Child & Family Services, and Warren Karmol, NAMI Walks Director.
Both Carol and Warren share their substantial experience planning and conducting major fundraising events, from national walks, to golf tournaments and auctions. They will talk about the tips and tricks of doing events for raising funds, helping you create a right-sized event for your organization. 

** Cracking the Code of Planned Giving: Best Kept Secret of Large Nonprofits 
— Eric Maher, Northwestern Mutual; Ken Carerro, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise; and Charles Maclean, Advisor, Philanthropy Now.
How do they do it? Hospitals, universities, and large nonprofits benefit by alumni and other individuals of high net worth donating large amounts in wills or through insurance or gifts. Financial planners help crack the code of planned giving. Learn how to tap into these kinds of channels for change.

** New "Hybrid Business Structure for Nonprofits": The L3C — Angela Wilhelm and Yameen Ali, Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management
Learn about the variations on this new legal structure that has been called the best new strategy to create "hybrids of standard nonprofit and for-profit entities." Over ten states are seeking to pass the legislation to make them legal, Oregon among them. Learn what this structure offers to those seeking to create a mission-driven organization.

** Plugging in Online for Connections, Contacts, and Sources of Support 
— Tom Bennett, Client Strategist, the New Group; Anna Raksany, Springboard Innovation.
Which widgets, online social media spaces, and tools really provide social innovators the right kind of visibility and connections? Where should your organization's name be listed, added, posted, and RSSed? Learn about the over 20 sites worth plugging into.

**Connecting to the New "Investor Groups" and Circles

— Jeanne Kojis, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network of SW Washington. Learn what Clark County already knows - people will gather and give, right in their own community. Find out how we can open the door to meaningful donor relationships through models like the Nonprofit Network Giving Circle of Clark County Women. Hear how they did it, and what we need to do here in Portland - now!

For more information visit http://www.springboardinnovation.org/social_innovation_forum/oct09/fundraising.html or

Reserve tickets by contacting Springboard Innovation at (503) 452-6898 or by email anna AT springboardinnovation.org

Springboard Innovation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Portland, Oregon. www.springboardinnovation.org