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Public Policy Hot Topic: A Conversation with Nonprofits about the Raising of Oregon’s Minimum Wage (Free SWVNN session)

Oregon Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America 2525 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Eugene

About this event

Jim White, Executive Director

Nonprofit Association of Oregon

The Oregon legislature is currently considering three bills, HB2008, HB2009, and SB610, all related to raising the minimum wage in Oregon. There are several different approaches being suggested by lawmakers for a phase-in of the minimum wage over several years. NAO believes the minimum wage is an issue that nonprofits need to pay attention to, discuss, and get involved with. Nonprofits will be affected by changes to the minimum wage and this discussion is geared to help nonprofits understand the opportunities and challenges involved.

NAO completed a survey in March 2015 of the nonprofit community to understand the positions, opportunities, and concerns of nonprofits relative to the proposed legislation. This session will begin with an overview of the issue and the survey results by NAO Executive Director Jim White, followed by a discussion with the gathered nonprofit leaders to hear different perspectives and approaches nonprofits are taking on the issue. We will explore how changes to the minimum wage may affect your nonprofit’s staff, services, and business model.

As this is a complex conversation which not all present will have had an opportunity to form an opinion or adopt a position, this session is closed to media coverage.

About the Presenter

Jim White serves as Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, where he works collaboratively with a statewide board of directors, staff, strategic partners, and the nonprofits across Oregon to build a more visible, influential, and resilient nonprofit sector in Oregon. Prior to joining NAO, Jim worked in the nonprofit sector both domestically and internationally for more than 17 years. Most recently, he served as a senior manager with Mercy Corps. Throughout his career, Jim has worked on some of the most difficult humanitarian and development challenges of our times, in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, and North Korea. He is specifically skilled on working to build alliances and partnerships so that communities and organizations have a voice in the issues that are most important to them. He has also worked for the International Organization for Migration and the American Red Cross. Jim earned a BS in Engineering Technology from Temple University and an MA in Central Eurasian Area Studies from Indiana University.

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Jim White, Executive Director
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

The Oregon legislature is currently considering three bills, HB2008, HB2009, and SB610, all related to raising the minimum wage in Oregon. There are several different approaches being suggested by lawmakers for a phase-in of the minimum wage over several years. NAO believes the minimum wage is an issue that nonprofits need to pay attention to, discuss, and get involved with. Nonprofits will be affected by changes to the minimum wage and this discussion is geared to help nonprofits understand the opportunities and challenges involved.

NAO completed a survey in March 2015 of the nonprofit community to understand the positions, opportunities, and concerns of nonprofits relative to the proposed legislation. This session will begin with an overview of the issue and the survey results by NAO Executive Director Jim White, followed by a discussion with the gathered nonprofit leaders to hear different perspectives and approaches nonprofits are taking on the issue. We will explore how changes to the minimum wage may affect your nonprofit's staff, services, and business model.

As this is a complex conversation which not all present will have had an opportunity to form an opinion or adopt a position, this session is closed to media coverage.

About the Presenter

Jim White serves as Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, where he works collaboratively with a statewide board of directors, staff, strategic partners, and the nonprofits across Oregon to build a more visible, influential, and resilient nonprofit sector in Oregon. Prior to joining NAO, Jim worked in the nonprofit sector both domestically and internationally for more than 17 years. Most recently, he served as a senior manager with Mercy Corps. Throughout his career, Jim has worked on some of the most difficult humanitarian and development challenges of our times, in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, and North Korea. He is specifically skilled on working to build alliances and partnerships so that communities and organizations have a voice in the issues that are most important to them. He has also worked for the International Organization for Migration and the American Red Cross. Jim earned a BS in Engineering Technology from Temple University and an MA in Central Eurasian Area Studies from Indiana University.

When
May 20th, 2015 from  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location
Oregon Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America
2525 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401
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Topic Advocacy, , Leadership
Presenter Jim White
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