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.

NAO’s NLN series will be held virtually via Zoom through May 2023. Nonprofit leaders, staff, board members and volunteers from across the state may now virtually participate in sessions from any of our three Portland Metro networks. Check out the network pages for details about upcoming learning opportunities. 

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:

October 26
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Nonprofit Leaders Panel: Promoting Wellness, Preventing Burnout, and Fostering a Positive Work Culture
Facilitated by: Erica Briggs, NAO
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
February 16
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Guidance for Leadership: Creating an Equitable Workplace
Presented by: Aaron Spriggs, Construct The Present
March 8
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Embedding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Organizational Transformation
Presented by: Jamila Dozier, MA, New Theory Consulting LLC
April 13
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
The New, New Normal – Tools, Strategies, and Innovative Opportunities
Presented by: David Altman, IPR Group
May 11
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
The Future of Nonprofit Leadership: Trends to Track and Actions to Take Now
Presented by: Kari Anderson, Incite! Consulting

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

Not sure if this series is right for you? Call 503-239-4001 or e-mail


Thank You Sponsors and Funders:

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