NAO Update: November 30, 2023

I hope you all had a successful Giving Tuesday! As we are heading into the final month of 2023, I wanted to highlight a couple of exciting things we have coming up at NAO. 

We are excited to add a new virtual session with Andy Robinson on December 6 at 9 a.m. focused on governance, nonprofit structure, and social change. Andy is a leading expert in nonprofit fundraising and governance, and we are just thrilled he’s presenting this session for Oregon nonprofits. I hope that many of you will be able to join us for this engaging webinar next week.

The staff at NAO have been busy planning our Annual Meeting and Member Day – this is a great opportunity for our members to hear what we have in store for 2024 and see our new website for the first time! We will also have learning sessions following the Annual Meeting that explore DEIB progress in the nonprofit sector, the changing policy landscape, and strategies for achieving team cohesion and readiness ahead of your critical planning processes. If you aren’t an NAO member yet, this is a great time to join so you can participate in both the Annual Meeting as well as our Member Day!

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NAO Update: November 16, 2023

Giving season is upon us! I hope that you are having a successful end-of-year fundraising campaign for all the great work your organizations do. Whether you’re an individual, community organization, nonprofit, small or large business, there are hundreds of ways to give back, such as through acts of kindness, gifts of voice, time, talent, or monetary donations. The team here at NAO took Friday, Nov 3rd, to volunteer and give back to our communities. We gathered at the Kindness Farm in SE Portland to harvest vegetables and pull weeds. The veggies went to New Avenues for Youth, which supports young people experiencing homelessness on the streets of Portland. We then went to the Oregon Food Bank in NE Portland to pack root vegetables for the WIC program. Here at NAO, we encourage you to support (in any capacity) a local nonprofit in your community. Giving back is a cornerstone of the values of the nonprofit sector. Visit your favorite nonprofit's website to learn how to engage and help fulfill their missions.

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