Feb 6 - South Willamette Valley Honor Flight Headquartered in Springfield, OR, SWV Honor Flight is a non-profit created to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
Feb 20 - Oregon Supported Living Program Their mission is to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities by providing person-centered residential, vocational and supported living programs with emphasis on the arts and community integration.
Feb 27 - Bridgeway House Serving the needs of children with autism and related disabilities while educating and supporting their families.
Mar 19 - Renee Irvin, U of O Director, Master of Nonprofit Management Program Topics will include the university's nonprofit management program, local and regional nonprofit climate, and recent legislation impacting nonprofits.
Mar 26 - Stop Pet Overpopulation Today (SPOT) A volunteer organization that raises funds to assist pet owners with the cost of spaying or neutering their dogs.
Pro-Bone-O is Lane County's only nonprofit dedicated to providing free veterinary services, food, and supplies for the pets of people who are homeless. Jeannie Peterson and Kristina Clarke joined our program.
Rachel Collins and Else Wieseke joined the program to talk about the Womenspace mission, services, success stories, intimate partner violence warning signs, myths, crisis line assistance, upcoming events, and prevention programs.
Terrance Kinnamon and Christine Burkey talked with us about the hospice program provided by Cascade Health Solutions. We learned what hospice is, when it's prescribed, how the needs of the patient are paramount, support provided to families, and insurance/Medicare coverage.
Talked with Krystal Young and Kris Elsbree from Walama Restoration Project. We learned about the organization's mission, why habitat restoration is important, what work is involved, current and upcoming projects, and how their education programs and work parties restore natural habitats in our region.
Welcomed A Team Justice League to the program. We talked about their mission, fundraising events, the organization's use of tools, technology, education, and camaraderie to increase the safety and well being of families experiencing autism and other disabilities.
Discussion about Giving Tuesday, minimum wage increases and the impact for nonprofits, recap of Sam's favorite interviews and a top 5 countdown of the most popular Nonprofit Eugene episodes in 2015.
Discussion with Shelley Corteville, director of the Egan Warming Center. We talked about the organization's history, mission, services provided, community need, and ways to help area homeless during the cold and warmer months of the year.
Discussion with Executive Director/Founder Mandy Cracknell and Jonah Misner from SevaDog Rescue. We learned about their work to rescue and rehabilitate dogs that need training and behavior readjustment. They also assist other rescues, support local spay/neuter programs, help find the right family match for rescued dogs, and offer support assistance after adoption. They're doing great work filling the rescue gaps in our community.
Discussion with Executive Director, Cary Lieberman and Lauren Merge, Communication and Events Manager at Greenhill Humane Society. We learned about the many programs the organization offers the community, success stories, funding sources, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, the adoption process, and euthanasia policy.
Talked with Jim Evangelista and Catherine Pickup from Reality Kitchen. We learned why and how they started this wholesale bakery and retail cafe that is also a job training program for young adults with developmental disabilities. They have built a truly community cafe and also provide a variety of high-quality products to area businesses and community partners.
Talked with Deb McGee and Patty Hine, co-founders of 350 Eugene. The discussion included what the organization does, why 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide is important, local climate change activism, signs of climate change and why it matters, climate deniers, 350 Eugene organizational campaigns involving liquified natural gas, divestment of fossil fuels, Oregon Pledge of Resistance, upcoming activism events, recurring trainings and meetings, and where the Presidential candidates stand on climate change.
Talked with Sarah Leoini and Sarah Ciampa from Clothes For The Cause. We discussed this fundraising program that collects clothing and other textiles for reuse or recycle. It's a way for nonprofits and other groups to make money without spending money. It's driven by people power. Have a listen and decide if this program is right for your organization.
Community Voices: Discussion with Andrew Rosenthal in a segment called 3 things. We each have three topics we bring to the table. We start the program with a short summary of these things and then expand on them in a conversational format. The three things in this episode are paid patriotism, Veterans Administration, Hunger Games interview, KEPW, voter turnout, and creative music.
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Discussion with Samantha and Jamie from Warrior Sisters. We learned about the organization's history, principles, programs, chapters, and why free, empowerment-based, woman-centered self defense education should be available to every woman.
Community Voices: Spoke with Tim Morris and Ryan Moore from Lane County for Bernie Sanders on a new show called Community Voices. It will focus on talking with people about topics that don't get visibility on other local media outlets. It's a project of KEPW, Homegrown Community Radio. We discussed how the Lane Bernie group came about, when they meet, what kinds of local community engagement support they're looking for, debate watch parties, Bernie campaign positions, and who they think the Republican presidential nominee will be. At the end, I was also joined by John who was listening in and had some thoughts on the Bernie for President movement.
Discussion with Jose Soto and Cheryl Baugh from NAMI Lane County. We talked about their mission, funding, goals, association between shootings, homelessness, jail/prisons and mental health. Also assistance provided to families, students, veterans, programs/services offered, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming events.
Part 2 of a 2 part discussion with James Joseph and Michael Connelly from Eugene Center for Ethnobotanical Studies. We talked about supporting veterans with ethnobotanicals, 6 levels of service the center is focused on, end of life studies, university research, controlled substances act, and the teacher plants legal defense fund.
Part 1 of a 2 part discussion with James Joseph and Michael Connelly from Eugene Center for Ethnobotanical Studies. We talked about their background and interest in the science of botanicals, the organization's purpose and vision, societal views of these medicines, and why their organization is needed in Eugene.
Discussion with Maggie Keenan and Laura Palmese from Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW). We talked about the history of the organization, what they do, the Fellows Program, accomplishments, goals, and how people can get involved to support their worldwide efforts for clean air, water, and a healthy planet.
Discussion with David Zupan from Eugene PeaceWorks (EPW) as well as Adrienne Bennet, Andrew Rosenthal, and Rick. They and Nonprofit Eugene host Sam Evans are working to establish KEPW 97.3 FM, a new community radio station in Eugene. We talked about the history of EPW and the license it holds for a new community radio station, why it's needed, what's lacking from the other Eugene public stations, the kinds of programs the new station will have, and how get involved and support this effort to put the community back in listener supported public radio.
Discussion with Shula Jaron and David Youngentob from Fertilab Thinkubator. Topics include the organization's mission, history, how their work is beneficial to entrepreneurs, what a thinkubator does, membership opportunities, and more. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
Discussion with Shelley and Carol with Veterans For Peace, Chapter 159. Topics include the organization's mission, membership opportunities, costs of war, war around the world, supporting veterans while opposing war, truth in recruiting, and more. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
Discussion with Leah Murray, Executive Director for the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House. Topics include the organization's mission, architectural, family, and gardens history, special events, volunteer opportunities, funding, and more. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.
Discussion with Leah Murray, Executive Director for the Opal Center. Topics include the organization's mission, history, past and future events, cummunity opportunities, venue size, and more. Connect with Nonprofit Eugene on Facebook, Twitter or email NonprofitEugene@gmail.com.