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Share your thoughts! 

As you know,  VAN is developing a strategic plan to chart a course for strengthening Washington County's nonprofit sector in coming years. Your observations and recommendations are important to us, and will help inform our strategy going forward.
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey before February 16.
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 "Power, 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!  
* The Beaverton Volunteer Fair is a chance for the community to get involved! Over 40 local non-profit groups and community organizations will be in attendance providing information on their volunteer opportunities. Applications are now open for non-profit and community organizations to participate, Apply Now!
County Commissioner Candidates Forum - April 20 at 7:30am in Tigard!
Join Washington County Thrives and Welcome Home Coalition for a public forum with the candidates for the three open positions of Washington County's Board of Commissioners. The event will be held on Friday, April 20 at 7:30am in the Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Blvd. Questions will revolve around the three Thrives priorities - affordable housing, workforce training, and early learning. Let us know you're coming by adding your name to the RSVP list!

Other events and workshops

Check out NAO's and WVDO's calendar for more opportunities!
Grants Watch
The Oregon Cultural Trust and its statewide partners will make a stop in Beaverton on February 8, as part of a statewide tour to discuss more than $5 million in available funding.
"Conversations with Funders and Partners," a 14-stop state tour. Attendees will learn about grant programs available from multiple grantmakers and will have the opportunity to discuss their projects and programming.
Representatives from the Statewide Partners -  The Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office - will be joined by Oregon Cultural Trust Manager Aili Schreiner and counterparts from The Oregon Community Foundation and Portland's Regional Arts and Culture Council for some of the events. For more information contact Schreiner at  aili.schreiner@oregon.gov  or 503-986-0089
Jobs Watch
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