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Thursday, January 9, 2020
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

Capacity Development Planning for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cliff Jones, Consultant, Capacity Building Partnerships

Become more effective at equity and inclusion than you are today! Join us to begin the new decade by strategizing your individual and organizational equity and inclusion development!

Our communities and organizations have many forms of visible and invisible differences. Working effectively across differences is critical for every nonprofit and the world we live in. Differences in geographical base, access to resources, gender, race, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation and others present challenges in service delivery, board and organizational development and the achievement of our missions. Leadership and organizational development capacity skills and cross-cultural relationships include ways we bridge differences and build collaborations that support our organizations and communities to thrive and grow. These challenges call for our best skills in building communication and partnering across differences.

In this session, we will focus on building capacity strategically so that you and your organization will have a broader equity and inclusion impact than you have now. We will focus on three synergistic competencies critical to develop concurrently:

  1. Increasing awareness and knowledge
  2. Taking action and changing behavior
  3. Transforming systems to support equity and inclusion

We will also review 18 essential skills for building individual and group capacity and concrete next steps to advance your development.

About the Presenter

Cliff Jones, Consultant, Capacity Building Partnerships


Cliff Jones is Consulting Partner at Capacity Building Partnerships. He is an organizational development consultant and a human rights activist with over 30 years of experience in working in nonprofit, government, labor and for-profit organizational development. He has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project manager, and executive director. He has been working in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for over 30 years. He was a staff consultant with NAO for 25 years. Cliff has served on the boards of MRG Foundation, Funding Exchange Foundation, Oregon Minority AIDS Coalition, Multnomah Legal Service Workers Union, and Peer Counseling Community. He has been a trainer for the Black Leadership and Community Development Institute and is a recipient of Nordstrom’s Cultural Diversity Community Service Award.

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


$35 NAO Member 
$70 Nonmember

If you are logged in as an NAO member you will see your member discount reflected in the cost listed on the following registration page. For questions about this event, or trouble registering contact


January 9th, 2020 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 $ 70.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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