Intended for the staff and board members of Oregon nonprofits, particularly in the field of domestic and sexual violence services.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

One of the characteristics of an effective and successful nonprofit is good governance. Ideally a board of directors works in partnership with the executive director to advance the organization's strategic direction and steward resources to support the mission. For executive leaders and board members in the field of domestic and sexual violence services, this webinar will cover the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors, as well as best practices for board governance and stewardship.

This webinar is the first in a series. The topics of subsequent webinars will be strategic planning and succession planning.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

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Intended for the staff and board members of Oregon nonprofits in the field of domestic and sexual violence services, this webinar will focus on the basics of strategic planning.

  • Why do strategic planning? Questions to ask before starting your planningprocess
  • The importance of volunteer board involvement in planning
  • Questions to ask when using an outside facilitator for your planning process
  • Agenda for a successful planning session
  • How to do an 'environmental scan' 
  • Avoiding SPOTS (Strategic Plan On The Shelf)

Presented by: Marilyn Scott, Portland SCORE

Marilyn Scott holds a Masters degree in Social Science from the University of Evansville, Indiana. Marilyn’s professional background is focused on communication, employee development and organizational dynamics. Before assuming a management position at Intel in Hillsboro, her career included managing employee and organizational development for the American Red Cross Southwest Region in Texas and Oklahoma, and owning her own consulting business, MK Scott Consulting and Training. She has worked with many nonprofit organizations and consulted with United Way agencies.

Marilyn has developed workshops and individual coaching on management skills, quality systems, customer service, and similar topics for a wide variety of clients, including government, community college and private industry. Since retiring from Intel in 2010, she has volunteered for SCORE, counseling and mentoring entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits. She is currently Chairperson of SCORE’s Portland Chapter.

SCORE is a 50 year old nonprofit organization that provides free counseling and mentoring to start- ups and small businesses at no cost. In 2015 Portland SCORE’s 60 volunteers provided 3300 hours of mentoring to 1600+ clients.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

This webinar recording is available only to logged-in coalition member programs. Send us a message to request access.

Intended for the staff and board members of Oregon nonprofits in the field of domestic and sexual violence services, this webinar will focus on dealing with the challenges of replacing key staff.

  • Why the traditional business-oriented succession planning model doesn't work for many nonprofits
  • How to develop a job description that fits your priorities
  • Using behavioral interviewing to screen candidates
  • Options if no suitable candidate is available 

Presented by: Marilyn Scott, Portland SCORE

Marilyn Scott holds a Masters degree in Social Science from the University of Evansville, Indiana. Marilyn’s professional background is focused on communication, employee development and organizational dynamics. Before assuming a management position at Intel in Hillsboro, her career included managing employee and organizational development for the American Red Cross Southwest Region in Texas and Oklahoma, and owning her own consulting business, MK Scott Consulting and Training. She has worked with many nonprofit organizations and consulted with United Way agencies.

Marilyn has developed workshops and individual coaching on management skills, quality systems, customer service, and similar topics for a wide variety of clients, including government, community college and private industry. Since retiring from Intel in 2010, she has volunteered for SCORE, counseling and mentoring entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits. She is currently Chairperson of SCORE’s Portland Chapter.

SCORE is a 50 year old nonprofit organization that provides free counseling and mentoring to start- ups and small businesses at no cost. In 2015 Portland SCORE’s 60 volunteers provided 3300 hours of mentoring to 1600+ clients.

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