Forests, rivers and  itemizations
Letter from: Jim White, NAO Executive Director

I hope that whoever your organization serves or whatever types of issues you help elevate, protect or advance, you take a few moment to thank our colleagues in environmental and natural protection nonprofits that expand and safeguard our beautiful beaches, forests, ocean, parks, public lands, rivers, and trails. Maybe you could volunteer for a river clean-up or trail restoration project. Whatever your interest, be sure to take some time to enjoy the amazing beauty of Oregon this spring!

$$$avings Opportunities
(NEW!) Directors & Officers Insurance for Your Nonprofit
NAO member benefit: Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors

We're very excited to introduce an enhanced NAO Directors & Officers Insurance Program offered through our partner, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors. As part of NAO membership, nonprofits can access this excellent program designed to help organizations save money on annual premiums, increase their level of protection, and effectively manage risk! 

Not an NAO member? Don't fret! Contact We will connect you with NAO's Bliss Sequoia representative to find out how much your nonprofit could potentially save with this program when you join NAO.
Continuing Education Opportunities
Three continuing education programs for nonprofit leaders and staff to support the critical work you do in our communities.

Oregonians across the state have the opportunity to access e-Cornell's high-quality, flexible and affordable online programs that can be completed based on your schedule and time. We are excited to offer two certificate programs: 1) Financial Success for Nonprofits and 2) Conflict Resolution for Leaders. 

Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is offering an in-depth fundraising course for nonprofit leaders on August 19 to 22 in Tigard, Oregon. This three-day Principles & Techniques of Fundraising Course will help maximize your fundraising success. Strengthen your fundraising abilities by learning proven fund development tools, and draft a specific fundraising plan to grow your organization.

NAO members receive a 10% discount off the tuition cost. Discount code available behind NAO's members-only area of our website.

Get to Know Our Members!
Featured NAO member: Rogue Valley Mentoring
Mission: Support, engage and empower youth through mentoring.

Research tells us that close relationships with caring, competent adults foster resiliency and mitigates the effects of childhood trauma. By providing emotional support to young people who need it the most, the Rogue Valley Mentoring encourages positive youth development. Mentored youth enter adulthood, knowing their self-worth and ready to contribute to their communities.

Featured NAO member: Pearl Buck Center
Mission: Pearl Buck Center offers people with various abilities and their families quality choices and supports to achieve their goals.

For more than 60 years, the Pearl Buck Center has strived to assist children and adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their optimal potential in the Eugene-Springfield area.

NAO's members statewide! Who are they?

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We are excited to offer a spotlight opportunity for NAO's nonprofits members. Share information about your organization, recent accomplishments and how being an NAO member has helped your nonprofit succeed in furthering your mission.

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Upcoming Learnings and Convenings
Investment Strategies for Nonprofits
Event details: April 10 in Portland, Oregon
NAO event: Member discount up to 50% off

All executive directors and board members hope that their organizations will fulfill their charitable missions and will be sustainable for years to come. In this session, participants will learn how organizations of all sizes and purposes can use prudent investment accounts to meet their missions and dive into the issues surrounding fiduciary duties and best practices for governance and due diligence.

From Oppression to Leadership - A Liberation Methodology 
Event details: April 11 in Portland, Oregon
NAO event: Member discount up to 50% off

This insightful session will inspire participants to analyze tools and strategies that will enable them to move beyond internalized oppression and build effective alliances. Participants will also identify practical ways in which they can become the agents of change in removing systemic barriers for others to thrive.
Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference
Event details: April 15-16 in Ashland, Oregon

Two days of education, information and networking focused on leadership development and capacity building for nonprofit leaders. This is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with nearly 400 nonprofit leaders and funders from across the state. This is one conference you won't want to miss. Scholarship and lodging discounts available.

Financial Policies & Procedures - A Roadmap for Success for Nonprofits of all Sizes
Event details: April 18 in Portland, Oregon
NAO event: Member discount up to 50% off

Financial policies are important to every aspect of a nonprofit and can provide guidance for all departments. Hear how your internal policies can be designed and implemented to improve internal controls, as well as hear ideas on how to enforce policies throughout the organization.

Your 'Best Fit' Funding Model & Trends in Fundraising
Event details: April 24 in Bend, Oregon
NAO event: Member discount up to 50% off

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn six steps to developing a funding model that is the 'best fit' for your organization. In addition to hearing your questions and experiences, a local executive director will share insights and learnings from engaging these steps. In closing, session presenters will share emerging trends in fundraising and share ideas on how you can use this information in your organization.

Effective Supervision
Save the date: April 24 in Portland, Oregon
NAO event: Member discount up to 50% off

Employees are your organization's greatest resource, but if they are not being effectively supported and directed, you may not be receiving their maximum contribution to your organization's mission and goals. In this workshop, participants will explore the most essential elements of a supervisor's role, including setting goals, giving and receiving feedback, addressing challenges, providing support, and creating development opportunities that promote individual and professional growth.

Lincoln County Nonprofit Resource Roundup
Event details: April 25 in Newport, Oregon
NAO event: No cost

Does your organization know about available funding opportunities in your area? Do you want to make connections and network with other nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers? Are you looking for valuable resources designed specifically for nonprofits? If so, join NAO and local nonprofits!

Demystifying Finances for Executive Directors and Boards
Event details: May 2 in Medford, Oregon
NAO event: Member discount up to 50% off

This session will provide an overview of basic financial statements and how to understand them. Participants will dive into the types of information Directors and Boards should be reviewing and things to look for. We will also discuss how to effectively work with your finance and accounting team to achieve greater transparency and improved conversation.

6th Annual Nonprofit Symposium: A Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Event details: May 2 in Eugene, Oregon

Join nonprofit leaders, board members, and community members for a day of learning, networking, and discussions. Participants can attend one of two breakout sessions: An Introduction to Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your Organization and Community; or Leadership is More than a Title. You won't want to miss this!

Thought Leadership
Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector
Thoughts from: Ofronama Biu - Building Movement Project

This report reveals that women of color encounter systemic obstacles to their advancement over and above the barriers faced by white women and men of color. Education and training are not the solution, women of color with high levels of education are more likely to be in administrative roles and are more likely to report frustrations about inadequate and inequitable salaries. BMP's call to action focuses on systems change, organizational change, and individual support for women of color in the sector. 

Office Space Available!
Is your organization looking for office space to rent?
We may have the space for you! Help spread the word!

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon is looking for a subtenant that shares our values and supports the work of nonprofits, whether that be a nonprofit, B-Corp, or other entity. This office space is available now! The office is located in the Riverside Centre just off SW Macadam Avenue in Portland with easy access to public transportation, main roads, and downtown Portland. The 870-square-foot space offers an open floorplan that accommodates between 6-8 workstations. This comfortable and professional hub comes with tall glass windows with a Mt. Hood view and is just steps away from walking/bike paths along the Willamette River. Subtenants have access to shared conference rooms, kitchen, and affordable on-site parking for staff and clients.

Not convinced yet? River Centre also coordinates a rotating food truck service three times a week in our parking lot - and it's been amazing!

Contact Allison Adcox @ 503-239-4001 ext. 110 / .
Stay Connected!
The Nonprofit Association of Oregon is the statewide nonprofit membership organization representing and supporting charitable nonprofits of all sizes, geographic locations and missions across Oregon. NAO strives to connect,  improve and advance all nonprofits to help build a thriving and vital Oregon.

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