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Sally Yee set off on a visit of Southern Oregon this summer, to meet and listen to folks in communities far from the Portland headquarters of Meyer Memorial Trust but close to its heart. The Two-Way Street Tour began in Chiloquin, continued on to Klamath Falls before heading to Lakeview and Christmas Valley. Meyer's new director of communications tagged along on the first two visits to watch and learn. Here's Sally's blog about the tail end of the trip.
When Meyer Memorial Trust began exploring the idea from our ideas4Oregon campaign that led to Oregon Unlimited, one of our first steps was to see if any tool or website already existed that we could use because we didn't want to reinvent the wheel.
You’ve been invited to submit a full application to Meyer Memorial Trust, and a program officer has scheduled a site visit. What do you do? Most Executive Directors have been through that process at least once, and have a sense of what to expect. Your board members, however, may not be so confident of their role in the site visit.
Topics: Communications and Learning
In the last nine months, as I have been planning to retire as Meyer Memorial Trust's director of communication and learning, I have figured out I never learned how to say goodbye. When I was a child living along the upper South Umpqua River in southern Oregon... I've worked for Meyer Memorial Trust for almost 22 years now. After doing the Small Grants program as a consultant, in 1996 I became part of the staff...
Several months ago, I interviewed Meyer Memorial Trust CEO Doug Stamm to capture his reflections on his first decade at MMT. My questions (which came from me, other staff members and our news alert readers) and his answers are transcribed below. Although Doug is convinced no one will want to read something this long, we are including it here to add to the historical record. And I think quite a few folks will actually read it to the end...