In some good news, I am excited to share that NAO will be bringing another great resource to our nonprofit community. We are launching an NAO podcast – The Public Space. Lilisa Hall, NAO’s Membership, Communications & Advancement Director will connect with experts from across the nonprofit sector and beyond to talk about the changing ideas, opportunities, and issues that affect our communities. Each conversation will offer tangible steps that nonprofit organizations, supporters, and partners can take to better our communities. Click here to access The Public Space’s trailer and get snippets from our first two episodes.

Episode 1, scheduled for release Thursday, September 24, features Steve Patty, Founder and Leadership Consultant at Dialogues in Action who will discuss tangible ways in which leaders can effectively lead and motivate during challenging times. Steve’s discussion is never more relevant than now with so many significant issues our communities are dealing with right now. Episode 2, scheduled for release in October, features Kim Brick, Executive Director and David Navarro, Director of Development and Fundraising at Oregon Coast Community Action, who will share how they managed a racially charged crisis this past summer. They will share their experience, offer key takeaways, and discuss what this crisis meant to them personally and professionally. We hope these conversations will resonate with you. We hope they spark an idea, make you stop and think, encourage you to make a change, or take a bold action. We hope The Public Space helps contribute to positive change in our communities!