Call for the 2019-20 NAO Learning Events Proposal

NAO is proud to release our Learning Strategy designed to support the learning goals of Oregon's great nonprofits! NAO partners with content-expert trainers/presenters to provide learning opportunities for nonprofit professionals and volunteers. NAO events consist of in-person networks (series of sessions, each session is 90 minutes), workshops (half-day to full-day), and webinars (length varies). We invite you to be a content-expert trainer/presenter for these types of events, if you have curriculum and material that fulfill the criteria below.

Meeting the criteria and submitting a proposal does not guarantee a partnership with NAO. NAO may, on occasion, make arrangements outside of these parameters but will do so by invitation only, and in an effort to amplify underrepresented voices and perspectives of nonprofit practitioners in the field.

Criteria for Consideration:

  • Presenter’s service and curriculum must align with NAO’s mission and vision, and learning strategy. (PLEASE REVIEW THESE DOCUMENTS AND TAKE THEM INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN SUBMITTING)
  • Presentation content must appeal to a broad range of nonprofits that are diverse in size, geographic location, and missions serving multiple sub-sectors (i.e. education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and animals, etc.)
  • Presentation provides solutions that are in high demand and address common issues for most nonprofits.
  • Presenter and their organization are current business verified affiliate members of NAO.
  • Presenter has experience training multiple nonprofits together. 
  • Presenter is responsible for developing presentation materials, handouts, and actionable tools and resources. These must be reviewed by NAO staff before the session delivery.
  • Presenter must be a content expert and apply appropriate instructional methods to meet the learning needs of the diverse audience NAO serves. 
  • Presenter is able to address issues that groups who face systemic barriers and inequities often experience in their staff and volunteer roles in nonprofits. 
  • We ask that presenter provide network sessions pro-bono. Fees and revenue shares for other types of learning programs are negotiated on a case-by-case basis and depend on a variety of market-driven factors (funding, location, etc.). 
  • Presenter will provide NAO with any and all appropriate licensing and permission to share tools and resources with our members or the sector at large.

How to Submit a Proposal:

To be considered as a presenter for any of NAO’s learning events, please submit the following information to

  1. Presenter and organization information, including bio and organization mission
  2. Description of presentation/curriculum, including title and target audience
  3. PowerPoint presentation
  4. Presentation instructional guide, including interactive activities and discussions
  5. Resources, handouts and tangible tools given during the event to supplement presentation
  6. Description of presenter’s cross-cultural teaching skills

Proposals missing any of the above information may not be considered.

We accept proposals on a rolling basis. However, we are currently planning and accepting submissions for our 2019-20 Learning Networks Season. To be considered for this network season starting in September 2019 and going through May 2020, please submit your proposal by 5 p.m. PT on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Once submitted, NAO will respond to your proposal on a rolling basis.

Our Network Series include: 
(click through each to learn more)

Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network (Portland)
Nonprofit Leaders Network (Portland)
Nonprofit Fiscal Managers Assocication (Portland) 
Nonprofit Network of Central Oregon (Bend)
Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network (Medford)
*NEW* Nonprofit Board Network (Portland)
*NEW* Lane County Nonprofit Network (Eugene)