Posted: March 1, 2019

Fresh powder, taxes and surprises left behind...

Letter from: Jim White, NAO Executive Director

I hope that you are all enjoying the winter wonderland that Oregon has become! As most of our state has been blanketed in snow and deep-freeze temperatures, the legislative session in both Salem and Washington D.C. have been heating up, especially where nonprofits are concerned. In some cases, the initiatives are like fresh powder on a beautiful morning waiting for those first tracks. In other cases, they are the "surprises" left behind at the end of winter, when the snow melts and you realize someone decided not to clean up after their pooch!

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Posted: March 1, 2019

The overwhelmed nonprofits guide to data privacy

Thoughts from: Brian T. Sniffen, Partner - Miller Nash Graham & Dunn

Nonprofits are generally subject to data-privacy laws. And compliance with those laws is key to avoiding data breaches, lawsuits, and fines. It's also important to establishing and maintaining the trust of donors, employees, and other constituents. But determining what laws apply, and figuring out how to comply, is daunting. For example, Oregon nonprofits are likely subject to the Oregon Consumer Identity Theft Protection Act because they likely receive the personal data of Oregon residents-such as donors and employees.

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Posted: February 27, 2019

Don't Put Your Dreams on Hold - Enroll Today!

For some of us, continuing education is always at the back of our minds. Many of us know that the reality of a full-time job, tuition costs and time commitment could be barriers. What if we said you could earn a certificate in as little as two week from the comfort of your own home at your own time? NAO is once again partnering with eCornell, Cornell University's online learning platform, to offer two great online programs:

Financial Success for Nonprofits Certificate

Conflict Resolution for Leaders Certificate

Oregonians across the state have the opportunity to access these high-quality, flexible and affordable online programs that can be completed based on your schedule - from anywhere and at your own pace. Each program consists of four learn-at-your-own-pace courses. NAO is excited to bring these two programs to you in collaboration with eCornell.

Posted: November 11, 2018

2018 Oregon Nonprofit Disaster Preparedness Report Released!


To assess the region's level of disaster resilience, Portland State University in collaboration with the City Club of Portland's Earthquake Report Advocacy Committee, and Nonprofit Association of Oregon, developed and distributed a disaster preparedness survey to Oregon nonprofit organizations in spring 2018. The objective of the survey was to understand the concerns, resources, and actions that nonprofits organizations have taken to prepare for disasters. Given the critical role nonprofits play in supporting our communities today, undoubtedly, this role will be even more critical following a disaster.

Portland State University, in collaboration with NAO released the 2018 Oregon Nonprofit Disaster Preparedness Report. The report summarizes results from the survey. Based on the responses of nearly 200 nonprofits, the results are quite revealing regarding how concerned and informed nonprofits are about potential hazards, what actions they have taken to prepare for disasters, as well as their perceived roles should a major disaster like the Cascadia Subduction Zone event occur.

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