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Leadership Bend Impact Summit – Pitch for a Purpose

Thursday, May 11  |  5:30pm - 8:00pm

The purpose of the Leadership Bend Impact Summit (LBIS) is to empower nonprofits to strengthen our local communities. After a rigorous selection process, LBIS finalists will participate in a series of strategic business planning workshops. These workshops, facilitated by local non-profit and business leaders, will focus on several key areas including Strategic Planning and Finance, Leadership and Governance, Marketing and “Pitch” coaching. At the conclusion of these workshops, LBIS will host a community event on May 11, 2017 at the Hampton Inn at which workshop finalists will publicly pitch their strategic business plan concept. The event, called Pitch for a Purpose, is an opportunity to increase a non-profit organization’s exposure, and compete for a cash prize intended to enhance the organization’s capacity to execute its strategic business plan. To date, with the help of generous sponsors, the LBIS has awarded $24,000 to local non-profit organizations such as Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center (2015), and La Pine Community Kitchen (2016). Your vote counts! Audience voting via phone the night of the event will determine a second cash prize of $1,500 for a favorite nonprofit. LBIS Keynote Speaker: Dita Keith, Executive Director, Healing Reins, and 2015 Winner of the Impact Summit Dita has been an active and involved member of the Central Oregon community since 1992. Dita graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and worked in the publishing, real estate and fundraising fields before joining Healing Reins in 2007. She is a PATH International Certified Instructor as well as a PATH International Certified Equine Specialist. Dita grew up in Los Angeles and has been an avid rider since the age of 10. With a passion for all things equine, she showed in the junior hunter/jumper circuit for many years, and as an adult, Dita has shared her passion for horses by serving as a Bend Senior High School Equestrian Drill Team coach and a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Posse member. She is married, has two daughters, three horses, two mules, three dogs and various other farm animals and spends her free time skiing, hiking, gardening and logging trail miles and horse-camping all over the state. Under her leadership, Healing Reins was awarded the 2015 Leadership Bend Impact Summit Grand prize of $10,000. Purchase tickets by 4/10 = $20 Purchase tickets by 4/11 to 5/10 = $25 Purchase tickets the day of/at event = $30 Ticket purchase includes one drink ticket. Cash bar available.

Location: Hampton Inn & Suites
730 SW Columbia St
Phone:  541-382-3221
Email:  bonnie@bendchamber.org
Web:  https://bendchamber.org/bend-event/leadership-bend-impact-summit-pitch-purpose/
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