Regional Connections

Building capacity through alignments

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We provide tools and resources to promote regional connections.      

TecHnical Assistance grants »

Technical Assistance Grants are provided to help organizations or communities develop leadership expertise, engage in planning efforts, or advance collaborations. This concept is the core of "capacity building."  These grants are available by online request and can help fund the hiring of an outside consultant with specialized expertise. Ideally, the consultant will function as a facilitator, mentor and/or teacher so that leadership, planning and collaboration skills are left behind with community members once the consultant engagement is complete. These grants cannot be used to pay staff or board salary to conduct the work of a consultant.

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Conferences and networking events

We host and provide resources for events that cover an array of topics important to community capacity building. These events are held in various venues across Oregon and Siskiyou County, including The Ford Family Foundation Conference Room in Roseburg.  

Organizational Development 

We partner with experts to offer a variety of training and online learning opportunities for volunteers, staff and board members of community organizations. Topics include:  board development and officer training, governance, fund raising, volunteer management, and writing financial policies.  Current partners in include the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship, and Rural Development Initiatives

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Join us as we bring in the experts — from scholars to your neighbors. They share their knowledge and answer your questions. We focus on issues that impact you in your home and in your community. 

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Resources

The Rural Communities Explorer database allows any interested party to view census tract, community or county level data covering a wide array of indicators pertinent to community vitality. The Oregon Nonprofit Event Calendar provides one location to promote, network and coordinate nonprofit events across Oregon.