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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

Managing a Racially Charged Crisis in Real Time: How Two Nonprofit Leaders Rose to the Challenge

Kim Brick, Executive Director, Oregon Coast Community Action
David Navarro, Director of Development and Fundraising, Oregon Coast Community Action

Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Oregon nonprofit leaders are challenged every day with the work they do for their organizations, the people they serve, and the community at large. They also have to be ready to manage major organizational crises with far-reaching impacts that inevitably will come their way, like it or not. And when a crisis is racially charged, includes systemic issues, and threatens an organization and its community, that crisis is beyond challenging. How do you handle a crisis like this in real time? How do you decide what steps to take? What actions do you take and how do you anticipate the potential ramifications?  In this session Kim Brick, Executive Director and David Navarro, Director of Director of Development and Fundraising at the Oregon Coast Community Action based in Coos Bay, will share firsthand their experience from this past summer in navigating this significant racial-related crisis that has critical ramifications for ORCCA the communities it serves, and beyond. They’ll set the context, discuss how the situation unfolded step by step, how they responded, reaction from their constituents, and what all this meant to them personally and professionally.

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*Space is limited to 500 participants. Please note that a recording of this webinar will be made available on NAO's webinar page for later viewing.

About the Presenters and Facilitator

Kim Brick, Executive Director, Oregon Coast Community Action

Kim Brick is the Executive Director for Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA).  Kim has over 23 years of nonprofit leadership experience. She is passionate about services for children and families in our region and is a current board member of the Coos Bay School District. Kim is proud to be a bi-racial woman in leadership who serves those furthest from opportunity, including people in poverty, communities of color, and individuals seeking shelter, food, or other resources. 


David Navarro, Director of Development and Fundraising, Oregon Coast Community Action

David Navarro serves as the Director of Development and Fundraising for Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA). His career has carried him across tech and startup, real estate, and now mission-based work. Growing up in a Caribbean Afro-Latino family, David saw from an early age the beauty in multiculturalism and how varying groups can foster deep-rooted bonds. David has a passion for smart growth and equitable development. At ORCCA David heads up fund and resource development efforts. Feel free to contact him with any partnership inquiries;


Jim White, Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Jim 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. He is specifically skilled on working to build alliances and partnerships with mission and results driven outcomes in mind.


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online COVID-19 events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank, First Interstate Bank, Comcast, Heritage Bank, and Nike
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement



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October 27th, 2020 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Fundraiser or Festival, Operations & Planning, Public Meeting or Info Session
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Thought Leadership, Voice

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