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Thursday, November 8, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Leading and Operationalizing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Nonprofits

Rekah Strong, Executive Director, Education Opportunities for Children and Families

Moving to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization is definitely not a quick, overnight task — it is a slow process that takes time and concentrated efforts with long term and holistic impact that seeks to remedy longstanding systemic barriers. But, for those of us who serve in a role related to operationalizing these concepts and are ready to move these DEI initiatives forward, we sometimes get tripped up on where and how to make it happen. During this advanced session, Rekah will discuss key questions you need to be asking yourself: Where do we start? What does implementation look like across all areas of an organization? How can we best avoid common pitfalls? This promises to be an engaging session with much to share on how to make it happen!

Nonprofit Executives, Board Members, HR and Operations Directors and those on their way to joining them in operationalizing concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Human Resources & Operations and Leadership & Culture

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Human Resources & Operations and Leadership & Culture. For additional resources in this category, visit: Human Resources & Operations and Leadership & Culture.

About the Presenter

Rekah Strong, Executive Director, Education Opportunities for Children and Families


Ms. Rekah Strong, M.S.W. serves as the Executive Director of Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF). Rekah is responsible for ensuring the execution of an innovative board governance policy, visioning, strategic planning, community outreach and all internal operations of EOCF. Previously, Rekah served on the executive leadership team at United Way of the Columbia-Willamette as its Chief of Operations and Equity Officer.  At UWCW, her primary responsibility was the management of internal operations including Finance, Human Resources, Facilities and Technology. Under her purview, UWCW was recognized for building an inclusive culture.


$35 NAO Member 
$65 Nonmember

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November 8th, 2018 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 65.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Human Resources, Networking, Operations & Planning
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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