Wednesday, December 14, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Check-in and networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Making Time for Reflection, Especially When It Feels Impossible

Amy Varga, President, The Varga Group

When it comes to leadership, there’s a paradox: if you want to have greater impact – faster – you have to slow down enough to reflect on where you’re going, what you’re doing, and how you’re showing up as a leader. In this highly interactive and engaging workshop, you will explore why reflection is essential to effective leadership; how you can harness the power of reflection for yourself and your team; and how to make time for reflection when it feels impossible to pack one more thing in.

For accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Presenter

Amy Varga, President, The Varga Group

For over 25 years, Amy Varga has worked with organizations to strengthen their fundraising, their leaders, and their boards.

In 2013, Amy founded The Varga Group that specializes in capital campaigns, fundraising training, retreat facilitation, board development and leadership coaching. The Varga Group team has worked with over 100 higher education institutions, independent schools and nonprofits to help them raise more than $200M.

In addition to her credentials as a fundraising expert and leadership coach, Amy is dedicated to raising the standards of her profession. She is a coach and mentor to numerous peers and appears frequently as a panelist or guest speaker at conferences and workshops.

Before starting The Varga Group, Amy held positions with responsibility for strategic planning, fundraising, event strategy and planning, alumni and community relations at a wide range of organizations including Willamette University, Santa Clara University, Clackamas Community College and Habitat for Humanity.

In addition, Amy helped create the curriculum and launch two community fundraising certificate programs in Portland, Oregon and has taught graduate courses in fundraising and organizational strategy in the MBA program at University and the MPA program at Portland and Portland State University. Amy also played a significant role in rebooting Portland State’s Nonprofit Institute.

Amy holds a masters degree from Santa Clara University and a bachelor's degree from Willamette University and is a proud mom of two.


Thank You Sponsors

Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank

More sponsors coming soon!


$40 NAO Members
$60 Nonmembers

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Please note: NAO will follow the masking guidelines of the venue in which we are holding this session. To make sure you have the most accurate information, all registrants will be notified of the venue-specific policy in advance of the session.

December 14th, 2022 8:30 AM through 10:30 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference Center
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 60.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding