Wednesday, July 25, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

The Challenge of Restoring Trust in Civil Society: the Rural Context – A Conversation with Dan Cardinali, President and CEO – Independent Sector

Dan Cardinali, President and CEO, Independent Sector  

Lilisa Hall, Director of Membership, Communications & Advancement, 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 pleased to have Dan Cardinali, national leader and Independent Sector’s president and CEO connect with Oregon’s nonprofits across our state, particularly our rural nonprofits.

During this 60 minute conversation-style session:

  1. Dan will 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, and
  2. Oregon nonprofits will have the opportunity to ask Dan questions and share thoughts on what you all are doing to create courageous conversations in our own communities – how are we listening, understanding and recognizing that differences make us stronger.

Participants from rural nonprofits, in particular, are encouraged to share their thoughts. If you’d like to share questions or comments ahead of the webinar, e-mail them to

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.

Thank you to our Supporters

This webinar is made possible through the support of The Ford Family Foundation, First Interstate Bank and powered by our friends at Nonstop Adminstrative and Insurance Services. 


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(A recording of this webinar will be available to all registered participants.)


July 25th, 2018 11:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development
Presenter Dan Cardinali
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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