Nonprofit Leaders Network (NLN)

In these challenging times, effective nonprofit leadership is more important than ever. This ongoing learning opportunity weaves together theory, experience, and context to help leaders deal creatively with the full range of organizational issues. NAO’s Nonprofit Leaders Network helps nonprofit administrators strengthen general management skills from fundraising to financial management to effective supervision. Each session is designed to strengthen your management skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

Who Should Attend? 

This series is designed for executive directors and CEOs of charitable nonprofit organizations. This network is also open to anyone who wants to learn more about effective nonprofit leadership.

2022 – 2023 Schedule:

Portland Nonprofit Summit
More information coming soon!
November 3
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Guided by Our Values: Value-driven Leadership and Intentional Workplace Culture
Presented by: Chris Wallace Caldwell, MA, Catalysis LLC
December 14
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Making Time for Reflection, Especially When It Feels Impossible
Presented by: Amy Varga, The Varga Group
January 12
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Coming soon!
February 16
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Coming soon!
April 13
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Coming soon!
May 11
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Coming soon!

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


Billy Frank Jr Conference Room (2nd Floor)
721 NW 9th Avenue 
Portland, OR 97209
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Not sure if this series is right for you? Call our Training Coordinator at 503-239-4001, ext. 123 or e-mail

Members Get More!

Purchase a Member Pass to save on NLN sessions! Each network has seven sessions – with a NAO Member Pass, you’ll have access to 10 pre-paid registrations – that’s three additional registrations for you to use throughout the entire season! Member Passes are priced at a steep discount and allow you to register for free with a custom discount code. Member Passes are sharable across your entire organization. Log into your member account to purchase your Member Pass! Passes are $180 and available for purchase now through October 31, 2022.

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Thank You Sponsors:

Partner Sponsor

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