Thursday, December 7, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

HR for Small Nonprofits

Mark Kajitani, Director of People & Culture, OPB

Nonprofits with fewer than 25 employees can face serious HR circumstances, often without the help they need. Join us as we learn how to manage human resource situations when your organization is not big enough to support a dedicated HR staff member or department.

In this session, we will discover how you can best respond to HR challenges in a way that cares for your employees and manages organizational risk. We will work together to explore various scenarios from managing escalating staff performance issues, responding to complaints, selecting the right benefits, and supporting your board of directors as they navigate executive compensation.

NAO is committed to creating inclusive learning environments and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Automatic closed captioning via Zoom is turned on by default for all NAO virtual sessions. For other accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Presenter

Mark Kajitani, Director of People & Culture, OPB

Mark Kajitani is the People & Culture Director at OPB and is an HR consultant to a variety of nonprofits including the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Oregon Humanities, Parenting with Intent, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, and the Division Midway Alliance. For 15 years, Mark has been the Human Resources Director for IRCO, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, a community-based nonprofit social service provider. Prior to this, he was the HR Director at Danville Services, a company that provides care for people with disabilities. He graduated from the University of Oregon.

Mark also facilitates a group made up of HR professionals that work for nonprofits in Oregon. He is professionally certified by the Society of Human Resources Management as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and as a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Credentialing Institute. Recently Mark was featured on Mac’s List Podcast where he spoke about How to Know Where a Company is in its Equity Journey:

Outside of work, Mark Kajitani plays the banjo, loves coffee, and is an avid birder.


Thank You Sponsors

Friend Sponsor: First Interstate Bank
Foundation Supporters: The Kinsman Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial TrustM.J. Murdock Charitable Trust & Roundhouse Foundation


$45 NAO Members
$75 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.

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December 7th, 2023 from  9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Event Fee(s)
Price $75.00
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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
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