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Without Trust, Civil Society Fails - Join the Conversation on 7/25 in Portland

Driven by a confluence of powerful trends and movements, Americans’ trust in civil society has declined at a time when trust in the independent (nonprofit) sector continues to rise. NAO is excited to welcome Dan Cardinali, President and CEO of Independent Sector to share his perspective on what he’s hearing and experiencing at the national level and what Independent Sector is doing to help create dialogue and discourse towards restoring trust in civil society. In a moderated discussion with the audience, Dan seeks to engage and hear what Oregonians are thinking, what we are doing to create opportunities for courageous conversations in our own communities and how we are listening, understanding and recognizing that differences make us stronger. Join us for a live in-person conversation with Dan Cardinali!

Title: The Challenge of Restoring Trust in Civil Society
When: Wed. July 25, 2018 from 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Where: Portland Art Musuem, Marion Miller Gallery

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Posted: May 31, 2018

May Stakeholder Newsletter

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Newsletter highlights:
Nonprofit Finance Fund's 2018 State of the Sector Survey Results, NAO's newest strategic partnership and member benefit with (GNSA) Great Northern Staff Administrators, GrantStation's 2018 Spring State of Grantseeking Report (free download), Last call for enrollment: NAO's online Financial Success for Nonprofits certificate program, Surveys that close soon: Cascade Employers Association's Nonprofit Pay and Benefits survey and Oregon Business' 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon survey, Upcoming NAO training schedule. Download newsletter.

Posted: May 9, 2018

National Council of Nonprofits Statement on 2020 Census Progress Report

On Tuesday, May 8th the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing regarding the Progress Report on the 2020 Census. Nonprofits have voiced concerns that a proposed citizenship question not only creates fear among certain populations (which would result in low participation) but is also unconstitutional and illegal. Tim Delaney, President and CEO for the National Council of Nonprofits has submitted a statement expressing “the significant concerns … that aspects of the 2020 Census are so amiss that they pose a serious risk of not getting it right and hurting our country.” The 2020 Census could hurt every business, government, nonprofit, and person in America for more than a decade. Read full statement.

Posted: April 6, 2018

2020 Census: Why is it important to nonprofits?

A fair and accurate census is a critical mechanism for ensuring that no community's needs or voices are overlooked. The census directly affects the distribution of political representation and the equitable allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funds to support programs and improvements in education, public health, transportation, and more. Beyond federal uses, census data is used to redraw state legislative boundaries and local governments use census data to redraw their political subdivisions. As you may have heard, the U.S. Commerce Department, which oversees the Census Bureau, directed that the 2020 decennial census questionnaire ask individuals whether they are U.S. citizens. NAO believes that nonprofits must engage in learning about and advocating on the 2020 census. Questions regarding citizenship are unconstitutional and illegal. They should not be included. Read more.