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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
8:30 a.m – 9:00 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Oregon Nonprofit Town Hall with Representatives for U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley

Raziah Roushan, Board Member, Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Important Update on tomorrow’s Oregon Nonprofit Virtual Town Hall

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley will not be able to be on tomorrow’s virtual town hall.  Senator Wyden is scheduled to be on the floor of the U.S. Senate speaking at that time and Senator Merkley follows right behind him. NAO will be re-scheduling the virtual town hall for a later date. However, both senators wanted to make sure they shared information with Oregon nonprofits and have pivoted to have their staffs represent them at tomorrow’s session, which is now compressed to 30 minutes from 8:30 to 9 a.m. PT.

Representing U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s office will be:

  • Grace Stratton, Field Representative
  • Jenni Katzman, Senior Domestic Policy Council
  • Adam Carasso, Senior Tax and Economic Advisor
  • Chris Arneson, Senior Tax Policy Advisor
  • Rachael Kauss, Tax Policy Analyst

Representing U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s office will be:

  • Allison Hunn, Economic Policy Advisor
  • Kelli Horvath, State Field Director

NAO along with many of you have been in contact with both Senators for updates and to give them information on the needs of communities and nonprofits in Oregon. As preparation for this Town Hall, please visit these sites for information on what the Senators have already done and are doing for our sector:

Senator Wyden news
Senator Merkley news
Oregon Nonprofit Community Letter
Senate letter to Leadership 4-27-20

Please send questions and comments ahead of the session to

*Space is limited to 500 participants. Please note that a recording of this webinar will be made available on NAO's webinar page for later viewing.


Raziah Roushan, NAO Board Member and Chair of NAO Public Policy Committee, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Raziah is a professional fine artist and arts administrator. She brings with her fluent knowledge for non-profit management having worked on staff or as a board member with organizations and public entities dedicated to the creative sectors. Some of Raziah’s most notable positions held include being the Grant Writer and Foundry Art Studios Manager for New Village Arts Theatre; Program Director for San Marcos Arts Council; Director of Marketing at Oceanside Museum of Art; Managing Director for Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest; and Steering Committee Member of Beaverton’s upcoming Art Center as well as Chair of Beaverton Arts Commission. Raziah holds a Master’s Degree in Art Administration from Savannah College of Art & Design, and Bachelors of Fine Art from Pacific Northwest College of Art.


Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Jim is deeply committed to social change and has worked in the nonprofit sector both domestically and internationally for more than 20 years. He is passionate about affecting systemic change results in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors working together to support and strengthen civil society.  


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online COVID-19 events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank, First Interstate Bank, Comcast and Heritage Bank
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Portland General Electric



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May 13th, 2020 8:30 AM through  9:30 AM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Fundraiser or Festival, Operations & Planning, Public Meeting or Info Session
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Thought Leadership, Voice