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NorCAN's 7th Bi-Annual Strong as Redwoods Nonprofit Conference is happening 10/8



This year's theme, Converging to Advance Our Missions, focuses on the benefits to be gained from working together to maximize scarce resources. We begin with informal networking and the opportunity to meet and talk with some of our speakers. Two plenary sessions address overarching themes within the broader concept of convergence, with the remainder of the day devoted to three themed tracks of breakout sessions focused on Equity and Diversity, Small and Emerging Organizations, and Creating Change.

Click here for more information or to register.




2015 Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award Nominations Open Through 8/31

2014 Leader Achievement Award Winner Connie Stewart, California Center for Rural Policy

NorCAN is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award. Each year NorCAN celebrates the contributions of someone special who has gone above and beyond to create positive change in their community.

Nominees can be leaders who have brought people and organizations together to make significant impacts on particular social or environmental issues, someone who has taken the time to successfully develop other leaders, or who has otherwise led their organization to accomplish great things. Recent recipients of the award include Connie Stewart of the California Center for Rural Policy in 2014 and Herrmann and Cheyenne Spetzler of Open Door Community Health Centers in 2013.

NorCAN is collecting nominations through Monday, August 31 and the award will be presented at NorCAN's Strong as Redwoods Regional Nonprofit Conference on Thursday, October 8 at the River Lodge in Fortuna.

Click HERE to view the nomination criteria and HERE to preview the nomination questions.

Click HERE to submit your nomination.





Successful Boards, Sustainable Organizations: A Guide to Nonprofit Board Tools

Bobbie Good is a graduate of Humboldt State University’s Masters of Social Work Program as of May 2015. She has a strong passion for board governance and has been involved with both nonprofit and for profit boards. Hbobbie_good.jpger involvement started 17 years ago when she was a student representative on a nonprofit board and today she serves on the board of the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction. 

Bobbie’s Masters Project was to create a guide and templates for use by local nonprofit boards to assist them with the creation and modification of their own board tools including manuals, bylaws, and orientations. One of her mentors for this project was Byrd Lochtie, facilitator of NorCAN’s Board Leadership Roundtables, with whom she co-facilitated the May 2015 roundtable where she presented her project to a group of 22 nonprofit board members.

pdf You can download her guide Successful Boards, Sustainable Organizations: A Guide to Nonprofit Board Tools by clicking here.



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