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Thursday, October 10, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Navigating Your Next Steps: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cliff Jones, Consultant, Capacity Building Partnerships

Have you gone through the process of discovering that diversity, equity and inclusion is more than a problem to be solved? That it is not a technical problem that you can fix but more a complex adaptive problem that requires out of the box thinking and approaches? That the outcomes and strategies that you envision today can change rapidly as you delve into the work and discover there were lots of things you didn’t know that you didn’t know? Or you may just be at a point of reassessing your journey! This session of EILN will focus on taking stock of where you are individually and/or organizationally and strategizing your development, next steps and journey. We will explore:

  • Assessing your current equity and inclusion journey, position and effectiveness, what has worked and not worked in the past.
  • Identifying your equity and inclusion vision and outcomes and the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
  • Identifying the range of possibilities for next steps and what fits with your style and culture and whether it is most useful to pick next steps inside of that, outside of that, or a mix.
  • Developing strategies for supporting individual and organizational development – exploring behaviors that we can use within our organizations and in peer partnerships that support identifying strategic next steps that build our capacity and advance our progress on the journey towards our diversity, equity and inclusion aspirations.

This session is for folks just entering this work and for those who have been at it for some time. Join us to share your wisdom and learn from one another.

About the Presenter

Cliff Jones, Consultant, Capacity Building Partnerships


Cliff Jones is Consulting Partner at Capacity Building Partnerships. He is an organizational development consultant and a human rights activist with over 30 years of experience in working in nonprofit, government, labor and for-profit organizational development. He has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project manager, and executive director. He has been working in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for over 30 years. He was a staff consultant with NAO for 25 years. Cliff has served on the boards of MRG Foundation, Funding Exchange Foundation, Oregon Minority AIDS Coalition, Multnomah Legal Service Workers Union, and Peer Counseling Community. He has been a trainer for the Black Leadership and Community Development Institute and is a recipient of Nordstrom’s Cultural Diversity Community Service Award.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Leadership & Culture

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 Leadership & Culture. For additional resources in this category, visit: Leadership & Culture.


$35 NAO Member 
$70 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. For questions about this event, or trouble registering contact


October 10th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 70.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Development & Fundraising, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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