NAO's Equity & Inclusion Lens Guide
A message from NAO: Brad Russell (Board President), Nancy Arriaga Ramirez (Past President), and Jim White (Executive Director).

NAO is excited to share a new resource with all of you - NAO's Equity & Inclusion Lens Guide! As Oregon's nonprofit sector association, NAO works together with other charitable benefit nonprofits in service to our diverse communities. NAO is applying this lens in our work and we hope that by making this guide available to all, you can use it as an everyday resource.

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NAO Seeks Membership and Partnerships Manager to Join Our Team - Position Open Until Filled
This is your opportunity to help strengthen nonprofits throughout Oregon!

Are you passionate about serving Oregon's nonprofit sector? Do you have the skills and desire to develop, manage, and steward member relationships and partnership programs? Do you love to identify solutions, big on impact/value, geek out on data and analysis, and love working in a collaborative and fast-paced nonprofit environment? If yes, you might be the ideal candidate to become NAO's next Membership & Partnerships Manager!

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Not an NAO member? Join today! Contact membership@nonprofitoregon.org
Get to Know NAO Nonprofit Members!
Featured NAO member: Florence Food Share
Mission: To alleviate hunger in Western Lane County, Oregon.

Florence Food Share is a private, nonprofit, emergency food box pantry. Florence Food Share provides emergency food, free of charge, to low income, disabled, senior, unemployed and underemployed individuals and households in the areas of Florence and the Dunes City/Westlake areas of coastal Oregon. 

Featured NAO member: Parenting with Intent
Mission: Understanding the unique dynamic of individuals or families as a whole is essential when attempting movement towards growth and change. Sometimes the myriad challenges facing family members can make this seem like an unattainable goal.

Established in 2011 with the goal of providing seminars and in-home parenting support to families in the community, PWI has since expanded to focusing not only on parent education, but also provided myriad services to help families involved with DHS Child Welfare by removing barriers to optimal family health.

NAO's members statewide! Who are they?

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Be in the spotlight. Share how your nonprofit is making a difference in your community!

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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Nonprofit News and Resources
Nonprofit Reputation Program
Are you feeling lucky? Win six-months pro bono reputation management consulting work (a value of $14,000).

Want to know how your nonprofit organization is viewed in the community - by those you serve, by donors, by stakeholders? Want to take proactive steps to enhance and protect your organization's reputation? In partnership with NAO, ReputationUs, a communications and reputation management firm and NAO Business Verified Affiliate member will provide six-months of free reputation management consulting work (a value of $14,000) to one lucky NAO nonprofit member!

Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 22, 2019.

Insights and Actions to Take to Enhance and Protect Your Nonprofit's Valuable Reputation (Webinar Recording)
Did you miss NAO's October members-only webinar?

On October 24, NAO hosted its monthly members-only webinar on nonprofit reputation. Our panelists, Casey Boggs (ReputationUs), Matt Lokan (Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors), and Vega Tom (CFO Selections) shared a balanced portfolio of relational, operational, and financial tips that can build, protect, and advance your organization's reputation.

Watch recording  (NAO members must log in to access link)
Changes to the U.S. Federal Overtime Rules
The Overtime Final Rule does three things of significance to charitable nonprofits.

The U.S. Department of Labor's has updated and released the Federal Overtime Rule which will take effect January 1, 2020. The Rule adjusts the salary level test, part of a three-part test for determining when white-collar employees are exempt or must be paid overtime for working more than 40 hours in a week. Anyone being compensated less than $35,500 per year will have to be paid time-and-a-half overtime regardless of job duties starting in January.

Five Things to Consider About Renewing or Relocating Your Office in Today's Economy
Infographic by: Cushman & Wakefield, NAO Business Verified Members

Thinking about a renewal or relocation of your office space? Cushman & Wakefield's extensive experience working with nonprofits in Oregon will help you find the best office for your organization to flourish in. Here are five things to consider as you navigate this process.

Community Action Announces New Executive Director

Following a rigorous, thorough executive search Community Action's Board of Directors is proud to announce the hiring of the organization's new Executive Director - Kemp Shuey. Kemp has been with Community Action for 4 ½ years, serving as the Director of Resource Development overseeing the private philanthropic and external communication efforts of the organization. He is succeeding Renée Bruce who is retiring after 29 years of service at Community Action, including the last four as Executive Director.

Sue Dixon Named General Director of Portland Opera

Portland Opera's Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Sue Dixon has been named as the company's sixth general director. Dixon joined the company in May 2014 as director of development and was named director of external affairs in 2017, and interim general director in July of 2019. As Portland Opera's director of development, Dixon stewarded major gifts and increased contributed revenue, helping the company achieve balance during a downtrend of earned revenue.

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette Welcomes Cindy Adams as Its New President and CEO

UWCW is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Cindy Adams to be the organization's next President and CEO. Cindy's 30 years of experience includes nonprofit leadership as well as being a business executive in both, start-up and Fortune 500 companies. Since 2014 she has been the President and CEO of Aloha United Way in Hawaii where she led the development of collaborative, systems-level solutions to address the community's most deeply entrenched and persistent social challenges. Cindy will assume her new role on December 16, 2019.

Congratulations to the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon

Congratulations to all the nonprofits who made the 2019 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon list. In particular, a shout out to the follow NAO members who made the list! (Category: Small/ Medium/ Large #Ranking)

 

  • Adelante Mujeres (L #2)
  • All Hands Raised (S #19)
  • Amani Center (S #2)
  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (M #29)
  • Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity (M #5)
  • Bethlehem Inn (M #25)
  • Bonneville Environmental Foundation (M  #13)
  • Bridge Meadows (S #4)
  • BRING Recycling (M #9)
  • CASA of Clackamas County (S #6)
  • CASA of Jackson and Josephine Counties (S #3)
  • CASA of Lane County (S #12)
  • Cascade Employers Association
  • Cat Adoption Team (S #15)
  • Child Care Development Services (S #7)
  • Children's Center (M #3)
  • Coastal Home Health & Hospice (M #28)
  • College Dreams (M #26)
  • College Housing Northwest (L #32)
  • Community Energy Project (S #22)
  • Community Warehouse (M #21)
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Southern Oregon
    (S #11)
  • Creative Supports (M #9)
  • Forth (M #16)
  • Full Access (M #10)
  • HIV Alliance (L #25)
  • HomePlate Youth Services (S #23)

 

  • Jackson Street Youth Services
  • (M #18)
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (M #27)
  • Lines for Life (L #21)
  • Living Opportunities (L #24)
  • Meals on Wheels People (L #9)
  • Metropolitan Family Service (L #6)
  • NeighborImpact (L #23)
  • Northwest Family Services (L #28)
  • Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (M #4)
  • Parenting with Intent (M #6)
  • Pathway Enterprises (L #14)
  • Project Access NOW (M #15)
  • Rainbow Adult Living (L #7)
  • Raphael House of Portland (M #33)
  • Ride Connection (L #34)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and SW Washington
    (L #5)
  • ROSE Community Development
    (S #5)
  • Rural Development Initiatives
    (S #18)
  • Self Enhancement (L #4)
  • Sponsors (M #17)
  • The ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington Chapter (S #20)
  • The Dougy Center (S #17)
  • Urban League of Portland (L #22)
  • Wild Salmon Center (S #13)
  • Willamette Valley Hospice (L #13)
  • WorldOregon (S #31)
We are grateful to have your organization as part of NAO's network. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to the sector and to the community you serve. Congratulations to all 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon recipients!
Upcoming Learnings and Convenings
Put the "Success" in Succession Planning
Event details: November 4 in Portland, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

Nonprofit organizations experience change on a regular basis; however, the departure of the executive leader can send a shudder through the system if it is not well planned and guided by the Board of Directors. This session will cover the essential components for a plan that incorporates: Realistic timeline with key board decision points; stakeholder impact (board, staff, customers, partners, funders), and
principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

High-Performance Fundraising: Understanding Staff, Board and Donor Style to Build a Cohesive, High-Achieving Team
Event details: November 5 in Roseburg, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

Building on the concept of the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team by Patrick Lencioni, participants will learn how to promote and support greater trust, productive conflict, commitment, accountability, and a focus on collective results as they relate to fundraising roles and responsibilities. This session will have something of value for board members, executive directors, development teams or the person who wears all those hats!

Nonprofit Overtime Webinar
Event details: November 5, Online
Partner event: No cost

The networks of the National Council of Nonprofits are hosting a national presentation to help all in the charitable community understand what the Overtime Final Rule means to nonprofit operations and missions, and what nonprofits should be doing now to prepare. We will be joined by officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and experts from groups representing workers and employers who will present their unique perspectives and answer questions from nonprofits.

Building Constituency: Turing Engagement into Action
Event details: November 6 in Cave Junction, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

An essential element of the mission-driven work that nonprofits and service organizations do each day is the formation, retention and growth of constituency. Identifying those individuals, corporations, foundations and businesses and other community stakeholders who share our values and have potential to work with us in a variety of ways. To achieve mission impact, nonprofit leaders turn positive engagement and relationships with family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues, funders and others in our area into action, including volunteer support, charitable giving, committee work, board membership and legacy giving. In this session we will discuss the fundamental principles of constituency development and explore methods that turn intentional engagement into real action!
  
Including People with Disabilities in Nonprofits and Foundations: Accessibility & Equity Webinar Series (8-part series)
Event details: November 6 - January 15, Online
Partner event: No cost

Now is the chance for you and your team to get the tools, skills and knowledge needed to advance disability inclusion in your work. Our upcoming series of free webinars will give you and your teams step-by-step guidance, as well as provide resources and contacts to help foundations and nonprofits on their journey. All webinars will be free, with live captioning. There will be absolutely no fundraising solicitation on these Zoom webinars. 

You may register for the entire series or individual webinars of interest to you.

QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits - Desktop Edition
(3-day series)
Event details: November 12 - 14, Online
Partner event: NAO members receive $20 off

QuickBooks Made Easy is partnering with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon to offer a three-day webinar series on QuickBooks Made Easy For Nonprofits (Desktop Edition). Gregg S. Bossen will cover everything from basic setting up to advance material that will help you do some helpful and amazing things!  This training material will be presented using QuickBooks Desktop Edition for Nonprofits.

33rd Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
Event details: November 12 in Portland, Oregon
Community event

Join the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Oregon & Southwest Washington in honoring their 2019 Philanthropy Awards Honorees.
Big Gifts: Where to Find Them, How to Get Them (Session 1 of 2)
Event details: November 13 in Portland, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

Whether you are just getting started with a major donor program or are an experienced fundraiser wanting to brush up on your soft skills in making the ask, this workshop will equip you to find new major donor prospects, effectively make the ask and manage ongoing relationships. You'll learn how to implement the four key steps to a major gift and increase your confidence with major prospects.

Deconstructing Whiteness at Work
Event details: November 14 in Portland, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

As champions of social justice, nonprofit leaders steward charitable missions and we have a responsibility to take a deeper look at how whiteness shows up in our organizations. In this session we will unpack the concepts of whiteness and white fragility, and build practical skills to effectively interrupt white supremacy when it shows up in our work and workplaces.

Polk County Nonprofit Resource Roundup
Event details: November 14 in Dallas, Oregon
NAO event: No cost

The Polk County Nonprofit Resource Roundup is a learning and networking opportunity convened by the Nonprofit Association of Oregon for nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers to connect, meet funders, and learn about valuable tools and resources designed specifically for nonprofits. After the funders panel and discussion, participants will work together through a facilitated discussion and an assessment tool to identify areas where you can improve your work and connect to resources that can help you become more effective in serving your mission.
United Way of Lane County 2019 Collective Impact Symposium
Event details: November 18 in Eugene, Oregon
Partner event

Join United Way of Lane County for a day of inspiration and action focused on how cross-sector partnerships can help address some of Lane County's most pressing challenges: high school graduation, literacy, kindergarten readiness, and family health & stability. Participants from the business, public, and nonprofit sectors are invited to attend!
QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits - Online Edition
(3-day series)
Event details: November 19 - 21, Online
Partner event: NAO members receive $20 off

QuickBooks Made Easy is partnering with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon to offer a three-day webinar series on QuickBooks Made Easy For Nonprofits (Online Edition). Gregg S. Bossen will cover everything from basic setting up to advance material that will help you do some helpful and amazing things! This training material will be presented using QuickBooks Online Edition for Nonprofits.

Revenue Recognition for Nonprofits and the Changing Standards
Event details: November 21 in Portland, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

Nonprofits have a tough enough time already with raising revenue for the organization without having to account for it properly. Confusing accounting rules and requirements as well as donor or contract requirements further complicate how to record and recognize revenue in their financial statements. Attendees will learn to identify key elements of recognizing revenue specific to nonprofit organizations as well as how to become familiar with new changes in the industry. Attendees will have real-world examples and case studies to discover practical solutions to apply to their own organizations.
Changes in Rules and Regulations: What You Need to Know About Changes to ORS 65
Event details: November 21 in Medford, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

Since 2014 a work group of the Oregon State Bar has been reviewing ORS Chapter 65 to identify provisions that needed clarification or modernization. After nearly four years and a lot of effort by the work group, SB360 was drafted and the bill was passed into law in the last legislative session. The changes to ORS 65 will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The statutory changes will affect the way all nonprofits in Oregon work and act. The session will cover simplified rules for majority voting, allowances for voting by email, modifications to the conflicts of interest provisions and changes to a number of requirements for membership nonprofits.
Building Inclusive Services and Organizations: Continuing or Beginning the Journey
Event details: December 2 in Klamath Falls, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive $10 off

Our communities have many forms of visible and invisible differences. Leadership skills are necessary to bridge differences and build collaborations that support our communities to thrive and grow. The more people in our communities that have access to the resources needed to have good lives - the better off we all are. Working effectively across difference is critical for every nonprofit in the world we live in today. Difference in geographical base, access to resources, gender, race, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation and many other forms of difference present challenges in service delivery, board and organizational development and the achievement of our missions.
Building Inclusive Services and Organizations: Continuing or Beginning the Journey
Event details: December 4 in Newport, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive $10 off

Our communities have many forms of visible and invisible differences. Leadership skills are necessary to bridge differences and build collaborations that support our communities to thrive and grow. The more people in our communities that have access to the resources needed to have good lives - the better off we all are. Working effectively across difference is critical for every nonprofit in the world we live in today. Difference in geographical base, access to resources, gender, race, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation and many other forms of difference present challenges in service delivery, board and organizational development and the achievement of our missions.
Changes in Rules and Regulations: What You Need to Know About Changes to ORS 65
Event details: December 11 in Bend, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

Since 2014 a work group of the Oregon State Bar has been reviewing ORS Chapter 65 to identify provisions that needed clarification or modernization. After nearly four years and a lot of effort by the work group, SB360 was drafted and the bill was passed into law in the last legislative session. The changes to ORS 65 will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The statutory changes will affect the way all nonprofits in Oregon work and act. The session will cover simplified rules for majority voting, allowances for voting by email, modifications to the conflicts of interest provisions and changes to a number of requirements for membership nonprofits.
Changes in Rules and Regulations: What You Need to Know About Changes to ORS 65
Event details: December 11 in Portland, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

Since 2014 a work group of the Oregon State Bar has been reviewing ORS Chapter 65 to identify provisions that needed clarification or modernization. After nearly four years and a lot of effort by the work group, SB360 was drafted and the bill was passed into law in the last legislative session. The changes to ORS 65 will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The statutory changes will affect the way all nonprofits in Oregon work and act. The session will cover simplified rules for majority voting, allowances for voting by email, modifications to the conflicts of interest provisions and changes to a number of requirements for membership nonprofits.
Big Gifts: Where to Find Them, How to Get Them
Event details: December 12 in Medford, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

Whether you are just getting started with a major donor program or are an experienced fundraiser wanting to brush up on your soft skills in making the ask, this workshop will equip you to find new major donor prospects, effectively make the ask and manage ongoing relationships. You'll learn how to implement the four key steps to a major gift and increase your confidence with major prospects.

Changes in Rules and Regulations: What You Need to Know About Changes to ORS 65
Event details: December 12 in Springfield, Oregon
NAO event: NAO members receive 50% off

Since 2014 a work group of the Oregon State Bar has been reviewing ORS Chapter 65 to identify provisions that needed clarification or modernization. After nearly four years and a lot of effort by the work group, SB360 was drafted and the bill was passed into law in the last legislative session. The changes to ORS 65 will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The statutory changes will affect the way all nonprofits in Oregon work and act. The session will cover simplified rules for majority voting, allowances for voting by email, modifications to the conflicts of interest provisions and changes to a number of requirements for membership nonprofits.
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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