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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Presentation at 8:30 a.m., Networking at 10:30 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

How to Talk About What You Do to Launch People Into Action

Sarai Johnson, Founder, Lean Nonprofit 

Nonprofit work feels complex and sophisticated - because it is! But that doesn't mean it has to be hard to talk about what we do with people who might be inclined to support our mission… if only they could understand it! Pitch out the elevator pitch and replace it with a simple way to engage people in conversation - human to human. This session will help nonprofit professionals and volunteers to find your “Big Why” and learn how to parlay that passion into a true connection - inviting people to be in relationship with you and your mission work. Also: this session is super fun! You'll walk away with a completely renewed sense of how to talk about what you do in a way that will compel people to learn more and support your organization.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Purpose & Strategy 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 Purpose & Strategy and Leadership & Culture. For additional resources in this category, visit: Purpose & Strategy and Leadership & Culture

About the Presenter

Sarai Johnson, Founder, Lean Nonprofit 


Sarai uses many words to describe herself. Here are a few of them: Author, Speaker, Consultant, Coach, Nonprofit Genius, Loudgirl; and just like many of you - nonprofit practitioner, nonprofit executive leader, board member, volunteer, and an all-around good-hearted dreamer and doer. Incidentally, she's also a small business manager, entrepreneur and organizational development geek. It turns out these skill sets and experiences are a good combo when it comes to helping nonprofits successfully build revenue generating programs that are aligned with their missions. Magical, right??


$35 NAO Member
$65 Nonmember

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November 14th, 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 Leadership Development, Networking, Operations & Planning
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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