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Over 20 folks came representing nonprofits in Florence, Bandon, Mapleton, Westlake, and Charleston. There were three broad themes in our discussion – hardships brought about by the recession, protecting the environment, and programs for youth and families.
Reedsport pulled out all the stops to welcome me to this quaint coastal community. We gathered 47-strong in the Reedsport Public Library. Participants came mostly from Reedsport, but also from the nearby communities of Gardiner, Winchester, and Coos Bay.
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University has just published a report in GivingUSA Spotlight analyzing its research on charitable giving after The Great Depression and more recent economic recessions, including the one nonprofit organizations are facing now.
It is another beautiful day as we head east to Lakeview, our first stop in Lake County. Along the way, we stop briefly at the scenic RA Booth Memorial State Park about 13 miles out of town. It is a great little park featuring big trees and a nice area for eating.
Seth Godin -- well known in social media and marketing, often associated with the concept of "permission marketing" and well known author and speaker in those circles -- has set off a vigorous and sometimes heated discussion about how well (or not) nonprofits are doing in adapting to change.
The concerns I learned about in eastern Oregon echoed those of the communities in central Oregon. The geographical remoteness and aging population with few large employers challenge those who live here. There is also the lack of family wage jobs