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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Oregon Legislative Update - The Nonprofit Perspective

Chris Cobey, Board Member, League of Women Voters of Portland
Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Join NAO’s Executive Director, Jim White for an update on the 2021 Oregon legislative session with a focus on the bills that NAO believes would have the most impact on nonprofits. With Oregon’s lawmakers nearly halfway through the regular session for 2021 and hundreds of bills already heard, join us for this 60-minute informational session to learn what should nonprofit leaders know, be aware of, and take action on.

We will also hear from special guest, Chris Cobey - Voter Service Chair for League of Women Voters of Portland on the redistricting issue. How does redistricting fit into the legislature's work? Why is it important to your nonprofit? And how can you participate, both as an entity and individually, to affect the redistricting process?

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Please note that a recording of this webinar will be sent to registrants after the event.

About the Presenters

Chris Cobey, Board Member, League of Women Voters of Portlan

After 70 years as a Californian, Chris immigrated to Oregon to be near his family in Portland.  In California, he had a career as an employment lawyer — and then a stint as a Hearst Castle guide.  His prior public engagement has been as a city council member and mayor, a civil service commissioner, a land use advisory group chair, and temporary judge.  His League interests include voter service, redistricting, the judiciary, employment law, ranked choice voting, development, and Diversity-Equity-Inclusion (DEI).  Portland’s and Oregon’s people, politics, and places continue to surprise and delight him.


Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

im currently serves as the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. He began this assignment in October of 2012. Jim is deeply committed to social change and has worked in the nonprofit sector both domestically and internationally for more than 20 years. He has a passion for affecting systemic change in the way that the public, private and nonprofit sectors work together to support and strengthen civil society. He is specifically skilled on working to build alliances and partnerships with mission and results driven outcomes in mind.


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, The Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank and Heritage Bank
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Nonprofit Professionals Now, Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement


Free for NAO Members
$15 for Non-Members

A link to access this webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

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March 24th, 2021 10:00 AM through 11:00 AM
Online Event
Event Fee
Price $ 15.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Operations & Planning, Public Meeting or Info Session
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Thought Leadership, Voice