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Jan McGowan

Professional Experience

Consultant, 2008 - present


SOLV, 1991 - 2007
  Associate Director

  • Administration
  • Financial Management
  • Grant Writing
  • Program Development
  • Volunteer Training & Management
  • Board Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Development

Mayor's Office of International Relations, Portland, 1985 - 1990
  • Staff to eight Sister City Associations
  • 1989 Sister Cities International Conference
  • International Cultural Resource Guide

Nonprofit and Board Service

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

2011 - present

  Board of Directors

Sisters Farmers Market

2010 - present

  Founding Committee Member

American Leadership Forum of Oregon
2006 - present
  Board of Directors

  Chair, Fund Development Committee

Oregon Committee on Volunteers
2006 - 2009 

  Committee member

  Training and Technical Assistance Work Group

Vision Action Network of Washington County
2005 - 2008   
  Board of Directors

  Chair, Environmental Committee

Classical Chinese Garden Task Force

Providence Women's Health Development Advisory Group

City of Hillsboro 2020 Visioning Project
  Environmental Action Team

NW Regional Education Service District
  Recycle For Kids Project Planning Team

Training and Certification

American Leadership of Oregon, 1999 - 2000
Senior Fellow

Values based Management, Portland State University, 2000

Raising More Money fundraising program, 2002

Volunteer Management 201, TACS, 2008

ToP Facilitation Methods, 2008


An Authentic Story will Engage the Right Donors, 2010


Nonprofit Association of Oregon, 2008-2011
Associate Member


Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, 2008-2011


Awards(received jointly with husband Jack McGowan)


2008 Lifetime achievement award, SOLV

2007 Governor's Tourism Award, Travel Oregon

2001 River Stewardship Award, Metro