How to Raise $500 to $5000 from Almost Anyone

Billed as a “1-hour guide,” this book teaches readers how to effectively ask for money and handle being told “no.”

Great Boards for Small Groups

A nonprofit’s governing body can spell the difference between a great organization and one that struggles. In simple steps, Robinson lays out what it takes to make a board great.

Fundraising for the Long Haul

A straight-forward guide to sustaining a long-term commitment to social change, no matter how understaffed or underfunded the organization.

The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits

Practical guidance on developing and implementing budgets for nonprofit organizations. Offers advice about every phase of the process and includes resources for documenting and reporting.

Bookkeeping Basics

Written in plain English, this book provides easy instructions and forms to meet bookkeeping requirements.

People Patterns 2nd Edition

A very entertaining book that explores four temperaments and how they influence personal relationships.

New program officer for youth development and education

July 11, 2014:  Jeneen Hartley Sago has joined The Ford Family Foundation as the program officer for Youth Development and Education, a new position. In her role, she will coordinate a portfolio of grants focused on youth organizations throughout rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.

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New field coordinator

October 25, 2018: The Ford Family Foundation announced today that it has hired Katie Jameson, a community leader in Klamath Falls, as a field coordinator. She will represent the Foundation in support of its commitment to the local level. Read more »

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To communicate effectively with remote entities, The Ford Family Foundation has multiple videoconferencing solutions. Please contact us for guidance on which solution will work best.

General guidelines

High-speed Internet connectivity is required. Satellite internet connectivity will not work. To test your Internet speed, go to and click on "Begin Test."

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UTE Online Application Instructions

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Instructions for the Umpqua Training & Employment Online Application Process

There are several steps in order to complete the application process for The Ford Family Foundation. If the entire application process is not complete, you will not be considered for this position.

We recommend that you print this page and use it as a guide to help ensure you finish all phases of the online application process.

Before you start the application process, you will need the following documents and information:

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