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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)
Light Breakfast will be provided  

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Event Description

The Challenge of Restoring Trust in Civil Society - A Conversation with Dan Cardinali, President and CEO - Independent Sector

Dan Cardinali, President and CEO, Independent Sector

Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Driven by a confluence of powerful trends and movements, Americans’ trust in civil society has declined at a time when trust in the independent (nonprofit) sector continues to rise.

NAO is excited to welcome Dan Cardinali, President and CEO of Independent Sector to share his perspective on what he’s hearing and experiencing at the national level and what Independent Sector is doing to help create dialogue and discourse towards restoring trust in civil society. In a moderated discussion with the audience, Dan seeks to engage and hear what Oregonians are thinking, what we are doing to create opportunities for courageous conversations in our own communities and how we are listening, understanding and recognizing that differences make us stronger. Join us for a live in-person conversation with Dan Cardinali!

About the Presenter

Dan Cardinali, President and CEO, Independent Sector

Dan Cardinali is president and CEO of Independent Sector, the only national membership organization that brings together a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations to advance the common good. Before joining IS in 2016, Dan served on the IS Board of Directors and several IS member committees.

He also led Communities In Schools, the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, for 12 years after working in other positions at the organization. Dan is known for his commitment to performance management to drive evidence-based programs and high impact organizations. Early in this career, Dan worked as a community organizer in Guadalajara, Mexico organizing a squatter community to secure land rights, running water, and public education. He then returned to Washington, D.C. for a research fellowship at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.

Dan is a 2007 Annie E. Casey Children and Families Fellow. He serves as Trustee of the Fetzer Institute and on the board of Child Trends. He is a member of several advisory boards among them are HBS Social Enterprise Initiative, the Conference Board’s Center on Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Big Bets for Social Change, Alliance for Strong Families, Results for America and Project Evident. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University.


$15 NAO Member
$30 Nonmember


July 25th, 2018 8:00 AM   through   9:30 AM
Mark Building, Marion Miller Gallery
1119 SW Park Avenue
(One block over from the main museum building)
Portland, OR 97205
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 30.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking
Presenter Dan Cardinali
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Convening

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