2014 Sessions


Sessions take place from 11:30am-1:30pm* at the William A Grant Water & Environmental Center at Walla Walla Community College.  The sessions are duplicated on the second date**, so please register for the date most convenient for you.

 * April 15th session will be from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

** November 19th session will be a new presentation, not a repeat of the 18th session

April 15 and 16 - Susan Newton of Development Strategies Plus

This session will focus on how best nonprofit boards and staff can function as a team, working as one to build the organization’s effectiveness and achieve sustainability by emphasizing  mission and core values rather than programs.

Note: April 15th session will be held from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

May 20 and 21- Susan Newton of Development Strategies Plus

Susan continues the conversation about how best to navigate change in times of uncertainty.  She will explore more deeply how to embrace change and address why (and how!) nonprofit organizations should master the art of adaption as part of their culture.

June 10 and 11 - Kay Sohl of Kay Sohl Consulting, Portland, Oregon

Kay returns with her unusual breadth and depth of experiences in working with all kinds of nonprofits to share practical insights and wisdom and invite dialogue.

September 16 and 17 - Bruce Toews, CPA/MBA, Associate Professor of Accounting/ Finance at Walla Walla University

Bruce is tentatively scheduled for this session.  The topic will be shaped around the interest of local nonprofits.

October 21 and 22 - Jan McGowan of Jan McGowan Nonprofit Consulting

Jan will address how best to recruit, manage, and retain volunteers.  She also will focus on how to cultivate volunteers within the context of strengthening their relationship with the mission and core values of the nonprofit organization that they serve.

November 18 and 19 - Jessica Cook of Walla Walla Community College Foundation

Jessica will dedicate both sessions to the art of grant writing.  Each session will present new material rather having the November 19th session repeat material presented in the November 18th session. 

Past Sessions