Portland Parks Foundation 2018 Training Series

Free Training Series for Friends and Allied Groups

This fall and winter, PPF wants to build your capacity to meet your mission, and to foster a thriving and accessible parks systems for a healthy Portland through free educational programs. Beverages and breakfast snacks will be provided. After each program concludes, feel free to stay and network!

Please register to participate by Wednesday, October 31st. Programs will be held in the Portland Parks Foundation Conference Room, 7th floor, 1500 SW 1st Ave 97201.

Contact Jessica Green at 503-445-0994 or jgreen@portlandpf.org with any questions.



Equity 101

8:30 – 11:30 AM, Wednesday, October 10

This session, facilitated by the Office of Equity and Human Rights, will lay the groundwork for understanding and achieving equity. This session is being held in recognition of Portland Parks and Recreation’s five-year racial equity plan and in response to Friends Groups’ request for greater understanding of how to support the city’s equity commitments.

Participants will learn:

  • History of institutional/systemic racial biases and impacts today

  • How implicit bias supports the status quo and how to reduce bias

  • Why equality doesn’t mean equity

  • How to use equity questions to eliminate disparities and improve outcomes for all


Fundraising 101

8:30 – 10:30 AM, Thursday, November 1

Community organizations need resources to grow and succeed. In this workshop, facilitated by Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO), we’ll approach fundraising with the simple question: how can we use our time wisely? We’ll discuss what your organization is already doing to raise money and how to diversify your funding.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify and build the best mix of income for your organization

  • Understanding why donors give and how to boost engagement

  • Identify new strategies to involve and thank your donors and volunteers

Contact Jessica Green at 503-445-0994 or jgreen@portlandpf.org with any questions.

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Recruiting and Sustaining an Engaged Board

8:30 – 10:30 am , Thursday, December 6

In this workshop, WVDO will guide participants on how to build more effective and self-sustaining boards. We encourage you to bring multiple members of your board and/or volunteer corps.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recruit board members that meet your goals

  • Create and use a board “job description”

  • Develop the next generation of board leadership



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