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Thursday, April 12, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Why Do It? Where to Start? Are You Ready?

Cliff Jones, Senior Consultant, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Are you considering or have you already started a diversity, equity or inclusion initiative with-in your organization? How might you think about this in ways that situate your organization for maximum success and impact? What are things to avoid that might lead to confusion, wasted time and resources and diversity, equity and inclusion gridlock?

This session of the Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network will explore identifying strategic paths for entry in starting or continuing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives!

What are your individual and organizational rationales for working on diversity, equity and inclusion? What are your individual and organizational self-interests? How are diversity, equity and inclusion a part of your nonprofits mission, business case, outcomes, and business model.

Is there shared analysis and understanding within your team and organization regarding the rationales for doing this work? Are you prepared to participate in and if need be champion and lead building a shared organizational vision regarding working for diversity, equity and inclusion?

Are you and your organization ready? Where is the best place to begin the work to achieve the most powerful outcomes and momentum forward?

Join us on April 12th to explore these questions and identify strategies for moving forward!

About the Presenter

Cliff Jones, Senior Consultant, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Cliff Jones has strong ties to the nonprofit community in Oregon, having worked as a senior consultant with NAO since 1992. He is a sought-after trainer as well, and is recognized for his work in civic engagement initiatives and cross-cultural effectiveness. Prior to joining NAO, Cliff was an experienced community organizer, having worked in various positions with Tacoma Community House, the Oregon Human Rights Coalition, and Washington County Community Action. He has also worked as a legal advocate, policy analyst, and HIV/AIDS prevention advocate.

Cliff considers his greatest contributions to be working with community leaders to build alliances across differences and witnessing the transformative and courageous work people can accomplish together when they are willing to explore difficult issues. Cliff has a Bachelor of Science in Community Services and Public Affairs from the University of Oregon. When not busy building community and increasing nonprofit effectiveness, you can find Cliff enjoying music and dancing with friends or kayaking.


Individual Session
$35 NAO Member
$65 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. View the full EILN schedule here.


April 12th, 2018 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 65.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leadership Development
Presenter Cliff Jones
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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