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Community dialogues with Oregon Humanities
In February and March, we will be co-hosting community dialogues with Oregon  Humanities The Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to talk - across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds - about important issues and ideas. In February, in partnership with Tualatin Valley Creates we will be hosting "Beyond Invitation: How Do We Create Inclusive Communities?" In March, we will be hosting
Privilege  and Racial Diversity in Oregon."

Learn more about each event: 
Volunteer Assessment: Are you ready?
March 8, 8:30 - 10 am
Nonprofits today are constantly expected to provide more expansive and higher-quality services with fewer resources, and a key part of getting the work done is the successful management and retention of volunteers. During this training, you will complete a 'Volunteer Program Assessment' tool for your organization, followed by a discussion about where to invest your energy to develop a better volunteer program.
We will cover topics such as volunteer recruitment strategies, orientations, waivers/liability, and external resources available to you as someone working with volunteers. Note that this training is designed for organizations with volunteer programs in development/staff new to volunteer management, though everyone is welcome to participate.
Presented by Volunteer Management Expert Lizzie Houns of Hands On Greater Portland Nonprofits participating in the City of Beaverton's Volunteer Fair* are especially encouraged to attend.  Workshop is free!  Register Now!  


RSVP now and you can submit a question to the candidates at the time of registration. 
Other events and workshops
Check out NAO's and WVDO's calendar for more opportunities!
Grants Watch
CareOregon's Community Benefit Program represents their commitment to give back a share of their earnings to their members and to the communities where they live. They do this through community partners who have shown the ability to improve the lives of our members and the health of communities we serve.
CareOregon's Adaptive Fund provides support to community partners to recognize both the importance of partnership and the need to build capacity. Adaptive fund support will focus on support to culturally specific organizations, organizations and programming increasing health equity, and programming addressing the social determinants of health. Sponsorship requests for events will also be accepted and prioritized to provide support for community facing events engaging the Medicaid and Medicare populations.
Their larger Development Investments are intended to create a shared learning environment that can both provide our partners important resources and involve key CareOregon staff in the learning process. Together, they hope to both fund important work and increase their collective impact. Learn more about their grant opportunities at their website.
Coffee with MRG Foundation
April 4, 10 am - 11:30 
Spend time with Carol Tatch, Development Director at MRG FoundationShe will share the funding priorities of the Foundation as well as answer questions regarding Donor-advised Funds and Hybrid Donor-advised Funds: Moving money to the Movement - MRG has a unique approach to this growing and sustainable funding mechanism. Register now. 
Jobs Watch
Adelante Mujeres is looking for a passionate community organizer to lead a new Immigrant Solidarity Project in west Washington County. El Proyecto de Solidaridad Inmigrante will respond to the fear and trauma and need for information experienced by immigrants. This position offers an opportunity for broad, impactful work with a visionary, growing organization. The ideal candidate will provide robust leadership to build a cadre of peer leaders in support of Spanish speaking immigrants. S/he will be inspired by and fully committed to Adelante Mujeres mission and will represent both the organization and the Creciendo Juntos Collaborative. Creciendo Juntos is a cross-sector collaborative of community-based organizations, government and education entities that share a common vision where Latino children and their families are engaged and thriving in the community.  Learn more. 

GPA Oregon and SW Washington Chapter meeting, "Prospect Research: Beyond the Basics."
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Location:  United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
619 SW 11th Ave., Portland 97205
Conference Room 103

Join the Grant Professionals Association of Oregon and SW Washington to explore what grant professionals can learn from major gift prospect research. We'll start off sharing our favorite grants research resources. Then we'll hear tips and tricks from a Prospect Researcher about applying her investigative techniques and tools to the grants world, including foundation trustees, family foundations, and corporate philanthropy.

Cost: Free for GPA members; $15 for non-members.
Food: Bring your own lunch! Or come early to grab lunch at nearby food carts or restaurants.

RSVP: Please let them know if you plan to attend. RSVP to Terri Wiley at terri@dougy.org.
Your Committee Hard at Work!
Earlier this month, the WCNN Steering Committee attended the Nonprofit Association of Oregon's workshop "Conflict in the Workplace."

As part of our project model for WCNN's Strategic Planning our committee has committed to 4 hours of equity training each year. 

Learn more about our Strategic Planning Process via our website
Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

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