NAO Update: December 1, 2022

I hope you all had a successful Giving Tuesday and that your year-end fundraising efforts are fruitful. I know this is a busy time for nonprofit organizations, so I also hope you are taking the time to get some rest and relaxation in as well.

We have several exciting members only events coming up, including a sneak peek of the Nonprofit Modernization Act on December 13 and our Annual Meeting of the Membership on January 26. Following the Annual Meeting on January 26, we are co-presenting a virtual conference in partnership with the Masters of Nonprofit Leadership program at Pacific University, which will be free and open to members only. Stay tuned to our social media and to your inbox for more information on this conference in the coming weeks. If you aren’t an NAO member yet, this is a great time to join in order to attend these free events as well as take advantage of all of NAO’s member benefits.

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NAO Update: November 17, 2022

For too long, nonprofits have struggled with workforce retention, the ability to pay living wages, and cumbersome contract requirements that impact the capacity to carry out services that Oregonians rely on. This is why NAO is working closely with Northwest Health Foundation to introduce the Oregon Nonprofit Modernization Act for the 2023 state legislative session. This act addresses these struggles in a thoughtful and constructive process that begins to lay the foundation for improving the ability of nonprofits to partner effectively and efficiently with public agencies so that critical services can be delivered economically, effectively, and efficiently.  

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NAO Update: November 10, 2022

It has been another exciting election cycle and we are continuing to watch the results roll in. In Oregon, there were many close races across the state and we are looking forward to seeing the impacts that this mix of new legislators, ballot measures, and local governments have on the nonprofit sector as a whole. We know that there will be important conversations that need to happen with these new and continuing political leaders to lift up our sector and the important work that we all do in supporting our communities. NAO’s policy work is a big part of what we do for you and we are already planning briefings and setting up meetings to start off strong with the new electees. We will continue to keep you posted on these developments through the Fall and Winter. 

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