workshops and events

NorCANs Love & Know Nonprofit Mixer

Friday, September 27, 2020 (5:30pm-7:30pm)

Please join us for fun gathering in the garden at North of Fourth in Old Town. Come share about the love you have for the work that you do serving our communities while getting to know other amazing, nonprofit folks. Our event occurs the same night as Friday Night Market in Eureka so you can join us for a drink and just walk out from our fun to some more. Come on down, grab yourself a drink (they have non alcoholic options too), and find us out on the patio with the Dahlias and Sunflower. We really hope you join us. North of Fourth is located next door to the Shanty at 207 3rd Street, Eureka. Please call us if you have any questions: 707-267-9916

October Board Leadership Roundtable

Facilitation for Effective Meetings

Monday, October 7, 2019 (11:30-1:00pm)

Do you know how to make board and committee meetings more meaningful and productive? Please join us at NorCAN's October BLR where we will discuss and share tools, strategies, and lessons learned in the wild world of facilitating nonprofit board and committee meetings. Bring your own lunch and we will share tea and coffee. Members $10 and Not-Yet-Members $20

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Cultural Humility for for Organizations

Friday, October 11, 2019 (9:00am-2:00pm)

For this event we have partnered with HSU's Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion as well as the North Coast Equity Alliance to bring this special offering to you. Please join facilitators Dr. Cheryl Johnson, Dr. Edelmira Reynoso, and Meridith Oram for this special offering. Instruction, Materials, and Lunch are included.

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Nonprofit Advocacy Workshop

Wednesday, November 13 (9:00-11:30am)

NorCAN has partnered with CalNonprofits and NextGen Policy to offer this special opportunity to learn more about and share strategies for engaging in legislative advocacy at the state level. Speakers include Jan Masaoka, CEO of CalNonprofits, Nancy Berlin, Policy Director with CalNonprofits, and Samantha Seng, Policy Advisor with NextGen America. Event is FREE, takes place at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka, and includes breakfast.


Executive Director: Board Chair Boot Camp 2020

Thursdays from 4:30-7:30pm January 9, January 30, February 20, March 12, & March 26 

This five-part series will support board chairs and executive directors in strengthening their partnerships, preparing them to better lead and navigate change within their organizations. Organizations must apply to participate. Only 10 organizations will be accepted into the program, lead by Nancy Olson. Nancy has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management, professional and personal development, civic engagement, leadership development, philanthropy, and social change. 

Application deadline is 5pm Tuesday November 19

Fee is $300 for Members (only $50 to add a Vice Chair) and $400 for Not-Yet-Members (only $50 to add a Vice Chair) - Includes dinner at each session




Grantwriting Fundamentals

Friday, May 22, 2020 (9:30am-4:30pm)

Learn the basics & considerations about writing grant proposals. Beverages, Lunch, & Materials are included. Members $90 & Not-Yet-Members $110

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