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NorCAN’s 2017 Conference

Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka

Tuesday, December 5  8:30am - 4:00pm


more information coming soon!


NorCAN Workshops & Events 

NorCAN now offers over 20 workshops and events annually, covering a wide range of nonprofit issues, ranging from grantwriting basics and introduction to board service to capacity building and leadership development. Please look below for information and links to register. 

All events are held at the Humboldt Area Foundation Community Center, unless otherwise stated.



Thursday, May 25- July 13 (3-part course) 4:00-6:30Building Boards Where We All Belong with Melissa Meiris In this workshop we will focus on equity & inclusion especially in the context of building a diverse board. You will gain concrete tools for avoiding bias and supporting your organization to become more equitable. Coffee, Tea, and Water provided. $80 NorCAN Member*; $100 Not-Yet Member. * Special Discount if more than one member of an organization attends.  Click for more details.  


Monday, June 19, 2017 (11:30-1pm) – Board Leadership Roundtable with Byrd Lochtie  Partnerships, Collaborations, and Mergers. In this month’s Roundtable, we’ll learn how to evaluate, pursue and navigate partnership opportunities at the board level and how to support your staff in cultivating collaborative practices. Discussion will include a defined succession plan. Coffee, Tea, and Water provided. $10 NorCAN Member; $20 Not-Yet Member. Click for more details.


Thursday, June 22 & Friday June 23 (9:30-3:30)Getting It Done: Leadership Training to Strengthen Organizations, Businesses, and Communities with Mary Gelinas  This workshop, which is recommended for managers, community leaders, facilitators, or members in all sectors: government, business, education, and nonprofit. Come to the Mateel Community Center and learn about leading from within, activating the potential of others, and conducting productive meetings. A light breakfast and lunch are included. $75 NorCAN Member*; $100 Not-Yet Member..   Click for more details .  


Tuesday, July 18 9:30-12:30PSAs for Nonprofits with Matt Knight In this workshop you will learn how to create short/effective messages for multiple media platforms that grab attention and reach your target audience. The class does includes scripting, audio/video training, and distribution tips.  The event will occur at the Access Humboldt Studios on the Eureka High School Campus. Coffee, Tea, and Water provided. $15 NorCAN Member*; $20 Not-Yet Member..  Click for more details.   



Tuesday, December 5  8:30am -4:00pmConfluence, NorCAN’s 2017 Conference This full day workshop with multiple break out sessions will take place at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka. Please stay tuned for more details...


Additional Local Training and Professional Development Resources

Cascadia Center for Leadership

Equity Alliance of the North Coast

o  HSU College of Extended Education & Global Engagement

o  College of the Redwoods Community Education

North Coast Employer Advisory Council

Small Business Development Center





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