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Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lunch served at 12:30 p.m. with session promptly starting at 1 p.m.

Event Description

Northeastern Oregon Nonprofit Regional Forum - La Grande 

Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon and Adrienne Graham, Senior Consultant, Nonprofit Association of Oregon 

FORUM DISCUSSION TOPIC: Success Factors for Nonprofits in Northeastern Oregon

As society continues to change, nonprofits are often at the inflection point for that change and feel the pinch and the pull. Nonprofits are often trying to do so much with not enough. Over the past few years, NAO has been involved in applied research on best practices in nonprofit management. Some of our findings reinforce commonly held understandings, yet others are controversial and challenge conventional wisdom.

NAO is convening four regional forums in Oregon to:

  • Share our findings on best practices in nonprofit management so you can benefit from this information.
  • Engage nonprofit leaders in a conversation on these findings and hear your ideas and experiences to better understand the work of nonprofits in northeastern Oregon.
  • Add insights from northeastern Oregon nonprofits to the body of knowledge on nonprofits in Oregon.

This is the first of four regional forums that NAO is convening in Oregon! This should be an invigorating discussion, and we know you have a lot to contribute. We hope you can join us!

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Purpose & Strategy

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Purpose & Strategy. For additional resources in this category, visit: Purpose & Strategy.

About the Presenter

Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon


Jim White 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. Before joining NAO, Jim worked for Mercy Corps both overseas and in Oregon, most recently as the Vice President of Program Operations. He has also worked for the International Organization for Migration and the American Red Cross.

Adrienne Graham, Senior Consultant, Nonprofit Association of Oregon 


Based in Sisters, Adrienne Graham brings deep experience with nonprofits. She served as a nonprofit executive director for over 12 years and for 20+ years has provided training, consulting and facilitation to nonprofits and to the public and private sectors. Prior to joining NAO, Adrienne owned Leapfrog Training & Facilitation, a consulting firm that provided strategic planning, leadership development and organizational effectiveness services to nonprofits, community groups and associations, including NAO.

Adrienne is a BoardSource-trained facilitator in Nonprofit Board and CEO Assessment and Development; is certified in Appreciative Inquiry (AI); and is a certified facilitator for the national Points of Light Foundation Youth Leadership Institute. She is an outdoor enthusiast and can be found all year round on the many captivating trails throughout the Central Oregon region.


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October 4th, 2018 12:00 PM   through   3:30 PM
La Grande National Guard Armory
404 12th Street
Blue Mountain Conference Center
La Grande, 97850
Event Particulars
City La Grande
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking, Operations & Planning
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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