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Five Weekly Sessions via Zoom

Tuesdays - February 22, March 1, 8, 15, and 22
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Getting Ready to Hire Your First Employee - Nonprofit Learning Cohort

Cohort Facilitator
Christine Frazer, HR Strategist, Christine Frazer HR Strategist

This five-session interactive series will help identify all the options you have when considering hiring your first employee. We’ll discuss the compliance, logistic, and practical decisions that need to be made from the moment you realize you need someone to the day they join your team. We’ll also talk through best practices and potential pitfalls with HR Strategist Christine Frazer.  

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Fully understand all the “hiring” options when the need arises to include full-time, part-time, temporary, agency, etc. 
  2. Gain a complete understanding of the recruitment and selection process from a compliance perspective and gain knowledge in best practices and what not to do.
  3. Feel completely ready for a new employee in terms of the logistics, potential costs, and responsibilities.  


Session 1

Feb. 22        

Welcome, cohort introduction, community agreements, discuss current climate and hiring challenges

Session 2

Mar. 1

Hiring ideation

Session 3

Mar. 8

Recruitment and selection best practices and pitfalls

Session 4

Mar. 15

Hiring logistics

Session 5

Mar. 22

Bringing it all together


About the Cohort Facilitator

Christine Frazer, HR Strategist, Christine Frazer HR Strategist

Christine is a human resources strategist, author, public speaker, and consultant.  Breaking down the barriers of human resources has become Christine’s mission.  She isn’t afraid to have the hard conversations, engage in taboo topics, say it as it is when talking with her clients, or speak in front of crowds.  Her unique approach to HR, people, and use of humor to convey complicated concepts in a digestible way is what has kept her in this intense career for over three decades.

Thank You Funders and Sponsors

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online 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, The Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, Gordon Elwood Foundation, The Johnson Charitable Trust and The Roundhouse Foundation
Partner Sponsors: Columbia Bank, Nonstop Wellness and Kaiser Permanente
Friend Sponsors: Miller Nash, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and Nike
Supporter Sponsor: Nonprofit Professionals Now


$125 for NAO Members
$175 for Nonmembers

The NAO member discount will be applied after you select "Register Now" below. You must be logged in to your member account to receive the discount. 

You will receive a registration confirmation e-mail. A link to access each weekly virtual cohort session will be sent to registered participants by the Cohort Leader prior to each session.

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February 22nd, 2022 9:00 AM through March 22nd, 2022 10:15 AM
Online Event
Price $ 175.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Human Resources
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding