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Thursday, May 3, 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

NAO's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Framework

Cliff Jones, Senior Consultant, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Over the last 20 years, the centrality of diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the nonprofit business model and value proposition has become evident. Living out these practices and principles can be challenging; from serving customers, clients and program participants – ensuring the management structure is inclusive and equitably engages a multicultural workforce – to ensuring boards and stakeholders include constituents and represent the diversity of the community.

One effective strategy in building diversity, equity and inclusion leadership and capacity in nonprofits is to adopt an overall mindset or framework that helps illustrate reality and that also provides an approach for transformative work over time.

This session of the Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network will review the current leadership and capacity building framework that has grown out of NAO’s consulting team work with the nonprofit sector in diversity, equity and inclusion over the last 25 years.

We will review three key points of view, three key competencies and a self-development assessment from which to work and how to apply them in building organizational leadership and capacity.

One advantage of the framework is that it provides a context for how to use the many excellent diversity, equity and inclusion resources and practitioners in our region.

Join us on May 3rd to explore these questions and think about how your individual and organizational mindset around diversity, equity and inclusion can accelerate your organizations effective and successful work in this area.

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.


May 3rd, 2018 from  8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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