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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Merger and Strategic Partnership for Nonprofits

Scott Schaffer - Principal, Public Interest Management Group

In this workshop, nonprofit leaders will learn about a range of options to restructure organizations, with goals of having a greater mission impact and financial sustainability. Organizations can consider a diverse range of organizational partnership models. Merger is just one of several alternatives, and we’ll examine the benefits and pitfalls of each, along with analytic methods for assessing them. The group will engage in a small-group exercise and discussions throughout.

Participants will be better equipped to answer several big questions:

  • Should we consider restructuring?
  • What are our options and how can we evaluate them?
  • What process can we adopt?

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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

Scott Schaffer, Principal, Public Interest Management Group

Scott is a nonprofit sector thought leader on financial health and sustainability. As past CEO of organizations in the health, housing, and environmental fields, he’s led financial turnarounds and built resilient organizations. As a management consultant, he’s helped over 100 nonprofits chart courses toward financial health. Scott has a background in finance, economics and behavioral science, and has led a workshop called Strategic Financial Management for Nonprofit Executives in ten cities in the U.S. and Canada.


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, The Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank, Heritage Bank, and Nike
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement



A link to access webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

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November 10th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   11:30 AM
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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