Wednesday, January 24, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Check-in begins at 8:45 a.mLight breakfast provided.

Event Description

Leadership Panel and Networking Coffee

Grady Goodall, Board President, NAO
Sarah Spangler, Nonprofit Education Specialist, NAO

Join us for an engaging and insightful morning of discussion, networking, and coffee. This session features a roundtable discussion with nonprofit leaders who will shed light on the current state of the nonprofit sector. We'll delve into the challenges, triumphs, and developments shaping the nonprofit landscape. Participants can expect to gain valuable insights into what nonprofits are currently facing, fostering a deeper understanding of the sector's unique needs and opportunities.

The spotlight will also be on the exciting prospects awaiting the nonprofit community in Oregon. By exploring emerging trends and potential growth areas, attendees will leave with a heightened sense of enthusiasm and purpose. However, this event goes beyond just exploring the positives; it will also address the issues that demand careful attention. By discussing areas of concern, participants will be equipped to develop proactive strategies for tackling challenges head-on.

Whether you are a seasoned nonprofit professional, an aspiring leader, or simply curious about the sector's impact, this event promises to be a source of inspiration, knowledge, and actionable insights. Come and join us as we discuss our nonprofits, communities, and the sector at large, all in pursuit of making a lasting positive impact in Oregon and beyond.

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 Facilitators

Grady Goodall, Board President, NAO

Grady Goodall serves as Director of Development for OSU's College of Liberal Arts where he leads the college's fundraising, engagement, and alumni programs. In addition to his work in fundraising, Grady is an attorney who has worked exclusively in the Oregon education and nonprofit sectors. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon Nonprofit Organizations Law Section and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship, the Lane Arts Council Board of Directors, and the Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council. He is a frequent presenter on philanthropy and nonprofit management topics.

Sarah Spangler, Nonprofit Education Specialist, NAO

Sarah Spangler is a Nonprofit Education Specialist at NAO. Sarah has worked in the nonprofit sector in different capacities for almost 10 years; as a nonprofit volunteer, committee member, program coordinator, development director, executive director, and board member. Sarah is an active community member and feels at her best when she is surrounded by others who are passionate about building stronger, more equitable, and more compassionate communities.  

Thank You Sponsor and Funders

Partner Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust & M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


$45 NAO Members
$75 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.

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January 24th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
United Way of Lane County
3171 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477
Event Fee(s)
Price $75.00
Event Particulars
City Springfield
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Business Development, Development & Fundraising, Networking, Operations & Planning
Event Region Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding
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