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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Networking at 4:30 p.m., Presentation starting promptly at 5:00 p.m.
Light food and drinks provided 

Event Description

Cultural Responsiveness for Nonprofit Board Members

Cliff Jones, Consulting Partner, Capacity Building Partnerships

A diverse nonprofit board supports an organization's success with a wider pool of strategies, thinking, experience, contacts, and resources. Creating a welcoming, inclusive and equitable environment on the board is central to tapping these resources, as well as informing the culture of the entire organization.

This workshop will support nonprofit board members and executive directors in using cultural responsiveness, connecting with peers, understanding and engaging more deeply in the imperative for creating welcoming, inclusive and equitable environments.

Help your board be a full partner and appropriate leader in moving your organization towards greater diversity, equity and inclusion. Help your board recruit and engage new members who have the skills your nonprofit most needs.

In this session we will:

  • Explore the concept of cultural responsiveness and ways to build that competency into the boards culture
  • Connect greater board equity and inclusion to greater organizational equity and inclusion
  • Identify cultural practices within boards that could be exclusive and inequitable and identify ways to strengthen the board's skills in practicing inclusiveness and equity
  • Identify areas of diversity most needed and strategies for engaging prospective board members who can bring that diversity to your organization

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Leadership & Culture and Governance

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Leadership & Culture and Governance. For additional resources in this category, visit: Leadership & Culture and Governance.

About the Presenter

Cliff Jones, Consulting Partner, Capacity Building Partnerships


Cliff Jones is Consulting Partner at Capacity Building Partnerships. He is an organizational development consultant and a human rights activist with over 30 years of experience in working in nonprofit, government, labor and for-profit organizational development. He has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project manager, and executive director. He has been working in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for over 30 years. He was a staff consultant with NAO for 25 years. Cliff has served on the boards of MRG Foundation, Funding Exchange Foundation, Oregon Minority AIDS Coalition, Multnomah Legal Service Workers Union, and Peer Counseling Community. He has been a trainer for the Black Leadership and Community Development Institute and is a recipient of Nordstrom’s Cultural Diversity Community Service Award.

Thank you to Heritage Bank for making this event possible! 




$35 NAO Member 
$65 Nonmember

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June 4th, 2019 4:30 PM   through   6:30 PM
Eliot Center
Fuller Hall
1011 SW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 65.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Development and Governance, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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