Please join us for upcoming MVDP events. Network with your peers and learn how to take your organization and your skills to the next level.

Have an idea for a topic? Please email us at mvdp-or@wildapricot and let us know.

Upcoming events

    • December 07, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD - Salem

    This program will be a panel presentation where you will hear philanthropists tell you what motivates them to make a gift to an organization.  They will also share how they like to be approached and engaged, how they like to be thanked and appreciated, and what they expect from organizations they donate to.  This is the chance for you to ask questions and build a better understanding about the internal thinking of both current and potential donors. 

2017 Program Schedule

February 23

9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Getting Your Board Fired Up

Susan Howlett, Boards on Fire, Seattle, WA


Willamette Heritage Center, Spinning Room, Salem

April 10

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Modern Marketing for Fundraising: How new marketing techniques – from social media to live video – can help grow your fundraising

Colby Reade, CMD, Portland      


Central Willamette Community Credit Union, Albany

May 18

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Major Donor Fundraising Made Simple

Jim Shapiro, The Better Fundraising Company, Seattle, WA


CCI, Salem

September 28

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Fundraising from the Inside-Out: How to Build an Organizational Culture Where Fundraising Thrives

Amy Varga, Varga Consulting LLC, West Linn, OR


Valley Catering Clubhouse, Adair Village

October 10

12:00 p.m.

Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council Program

Wendy Chou, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Oregon Community Foundation


Salem Convention Center

October 18

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

An Introduction to Prospect Research:  The Basic Fundamentals of Developing Major Gifts

Alex Paraskevas, Associate Director of Prospect Research, Willamette University


Willamette Heritage Center, Salem

December 7

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Listening to Donors—How to Discover Their Passions

Panel (TBD) and Roundtable Discussion Format


CCI, Salem

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