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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

How to Conduct an Internal Equity Audit

Alexis James, Director of Training & Organization Development, Cascade Employers Association

Conducting an equity audit is an important step that nonprofits can take to move beyond holding conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion and into taking actionable steps to create systemic change. This session is intended for organizations that are ready for the next step in their diversity, equity, and inclusion work but unsure of how to proceed. We will provide a broad overview of what an equity audit is, how you can structure an equity audit process and apply an equity assessment tool when you have collective support and buy-in across your organization to move forward, but lack the funds to hire staff or a consultant to facilitate and guide the process. 

By the end of this session you will have an understanding of: 

  • What an equity audit is and how it can help your organization.
  • How to structure an equity audit steering committee to guide the work.  
  • Examples of equity audit tools you can apply to your organization.  
  • Insight into common challenges. 
  • Insight into how this work can make your organization more effective, inclusive, and impactful.  

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*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.

About the Presenter

Alexis James, Director of Training & Organization Development, Cascade Employers Association

Alexis James is a longtime educator and innovator. She supports Cascade members in activating contemporary responses to leadership development and employee needs through training, coaching, and team building. As a former classroom teacher, she is an engaging and empathetic trainer at meetings, board trainings, and mediations.

Prior to joining the Cascade team, she was the Program Director at a statewide literacy nonprofit, where she specialized in creating an inclusive culture through supervision training, data analysis, and diversity, equity, and inclusion implementation. Alexis is a native Oregonian, earning her Master’s Degree from Lewis & Clark College.


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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July 7th, 2020 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
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

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