E news vision builds with tab“It’s enormously rewarding to see underserved groups gain an active voice in our community.”

The Bend 2030 and Opportunity Knocks Civic Equity Project helps under-represented organizations to participate in civic dialogue and decision-making in Bend.

This project is generously funded by Meyer Memorial Trust and The Collins Foundation.

Support for the project is provided by Partners in Participation, an organizational development consulting firm promoting facilitated leadership and participatory planning models.

Program participants include:

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  • Central Oregon Council on Aging
  • Central Oregon Disability Support Network
  • Central Oregon Veterans Organization
  • Homeless Leadership Coalition
  • Human Dignity Coalition
  • Latino Community Association
  • Mountain View Neighborhood Association
  • Old Farm Neighborhood Association
  • Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association
  • Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association

The program offers direct and robust needs-based organizational development coaching focused on a facilitative leadership approach to strategic planning, leadership development, constituent engagement, communications, fundraising and long-term organizational sustainability.

Participants also formed a new Opportunity Knocks (OK) team that meets monthly for 3 hours, providing regular face-to-face connection, relationship building and peer support for CEP cohort members.

 Questions? Contact us at info@bend2030.org