Equity & Inclusion Leaders Network (EILN)

Diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging are all essential elements to build healthy and thriving workplaces, but ensuring you are integrating the best DEI practices into your organization’s culture can be incredibly challenging. Our Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network (EILN) offers eight forward-thinking sessions on topics that include addressing systemic workplace barriers, how to conduct a DEI audit, how to retain a diverse workforce, restoring trust, and more. EILN presenters are subject matter experts in the field with lived experiences who bring a wide breadth of knowledge and insight to these presentations. EILN sessions allow for plenty of opportunities to learn, engage in thoughtful conversations, network with your peers, and receive respectful feedback to support you in applying new and additional tools and strategies that center DEI to your nonprofit.

Who Should Attend? 

This series is designed for nonprofit leaders, staff, board members, and volunteers who want to contribute to building a more inclusive and equitable nonprofit sector. Attendees range from executive directors to entry level staff, board members, and volunteers.  

2023 – 2024 Schedule:

October 18
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
It's Not Personal, It's Systemic! Addressing Resistance While Doing DEIJB Work 
Presented by: Veronica Bañuelos, Veronica Bañuelos Consulting, LLC
November 15
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
DEI Audit: Why It Is Needed & How to Prepare for Getting It Done 
Presented by: Erica Briggs, NAO
December 13

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Growing a Culture of Care
Presented by: Emily Squires, Reimagine Everything
January 17
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
State of Progress Address: What's Working Now and Where Do We Grow Next?
Presented by: Erica Briggs, NAO
February 14

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
DEI + Wellness + Culture = They're All the Same Thing!
Presented by: Cliff Jones, Capacity Building Partnerships
March 20
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Organizational Data & Measurement Ecosystems: Realizing Equity  
Presented by: Sarah Dryfoos, Revolution Lab
April 17

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Topic Pending
Speaker(s) Pending
May 15
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Tellin' It Like It Is: Sharing Stories to Share the Load
Presented by: Liana Avendano, Construct the Present

While most topics and presenters have been confirmed please be aware that topic titles, presenters, or dates may be subject to slight revisions.


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2808 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite B
Portland, OR 97212
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Not sure if this series is right for you? Call 503-239-4001 or e-mail training@nonprofitoregon.org

Thank You Sponsor and Funders:

 Partner Sponsor

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Foundation Supporters

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