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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Presentation & Continental Breakfast at 8:00, Networking at 9:30


2rd Floor Conference Room
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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FREE to Member Pass Holders*
$25 NAO Members**
$50 Nonmembers

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Event Details

Debra Dunn, President, Synergy Resources Group

Get the keys to understanding if your organization is on a path to success, treading water or in need of a restart. You’ll learn how to unlock opportunities for strengthening your organization’s capacity, professional growth and future planning. Participants will receive a beneficial tool to help you explore your organization’s current position and readiness for an assessment.

Participants will leave with an understanding in the following areas:

  • Benefits and challenges of an organizational assessment
  • Where to start and how to perform an effective organizational assessment
  • Key factors impacting organizational growth
  • Determining the impacts and preparedness of the organization to adopt change
  • Translating an organizational assessment into action


NEW Flash Consulting Sessions Available!

Fund development consultants Clarinda Hanson White and James Phelps will be available for complimentary 10-minute "flash" consulting sessions during the networking portion of this event. Availability is limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

About the Presenter

Debra Dunn

Debra Dunn's career spans over 20 years in executive level leadership roles with nonprofits and businesses. She has managed veterinary clinics, co-owned a trucking business and has held the position of executive director the Automotive Service Association, Northwest Automotive Trades Association, the Rotary Club of Portland and the Portland Charitable Trust. Most recently, Debra was president/CEO of the Oregon Trucking Associations. In 2014, Debra re-energized her consulting business in order to provide a variety of services to businesses, nonprofit organizations and government entities. She specializes in working with organizations that are facing change, challenges or looking to transform. One of the highlights of her career was in 2001 when she guided the successful merger of five nonprofit trade associations into the single Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA). She developed and executed a business plan that built on the strengths of each organization to form NATA. One of Debra’s primary personal goals has always been to mentor women professionals in their career development. She continues to hear from women that she mentored 20 years ago and she actively seeks out new opportunities to encourage and offer guidance to other women at any point in their careers.

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May 31st, 2017 8:00 AM   through   10:00 AM
Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking, Operations & Planning, Program & Impact Evaluation
Presenter Debra Dunn
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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