December 2, 2013: NAO Executive Director Jim White joins other nonprofit organizations in support of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden's campaign to protect the charitable giving tax incentive in this Oregonian article.

November 14, 2013: Hear NAO Executive Director Jim White in conversation with Ken Ackerman, host of Comcast Newsmakers of Oregon & SW Washington, on the state of Oregon nonprofits. Watch the video here.

October 3, 2013: This Cascade Business News article references a comprehensive list of Central Oregon nonprofits compiled by CBN in its October 2 issue. CBN spotlighted several organizations that are critical to the wellbeing of its various communities, including NAO.

August 28, 2013: This Herald and News article serves as an introduction to NAO and as an invitation to our September 6, 2013 Town Hall in Baker City—one of four held in September across the state—to promote better understanding of the nonprofit sector.

June 30, 2013: This Statesman Journal article highlights the fact that Oregon is the first state in the nation to eliminate state and local tax credits for charities that spend more than 70% of donations on management and fundraising instead of programs and services over the course of three years.

June 25, 2013: Our Executive Director Jim White discusses HB 2060 on The Jefferson Exchange.

June 21, 2013: Bloomberg BNA reports on HB 2060, which requires charities to spend at least 30% of their functional expenses to charitable programs and services. The article includes specifics on how the new law will be implemented from the perspective of the Oregon Attorney General's office and offers information and analysis on the constitutionality of the new law from both sides, including from NAO Executive Director Jim White.

June 17, 2013: This Nonprofit Quarterly article examines Oregon's new law that sets a 30% spending benchmark for charities. Read the article (and the comments, too).

June 14, 2013: Read and watch this KGW story on Oregon House Bill (HB) 2060 which requires that charities devote at least 30% of their functional expenses to charitable programs and services.

May 24, 2013: The second of two articles from the Portland Business Journal on their recent Nonprofit Roundtable program that our Executive Director, Jim White, participated in, addressing the question of quality over quantity as it relates to the nonprofit sector in Oregon. Read the entire article.

May 24, 2013: The first of two articles from the Portland Business Journal on their recent Nonprofit Roundtable program that our Executive Director, Jim White, participated in, focusing on the challenges facing nonprofits in the now. Read the entire article.

April 10, 2013: The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that while advocates for schools and seniors praised a plan by Democrats in the Oregon House to raise more tax revenue from businesses and wealthy individuals, representatives of nonprofit organizations asked lawmakers to exempt them, allowing taxpayers to continue deducting all charitable contributions, regardless of their income. Read the entire article.

March 21, 2013: The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports on House Bill 2060, which mandates that a charity must devote at least 30% of expenses to charitable programs. Read the full article.

January 2013: The Bend Bulletin (Connections 2013) talks to Central Oregon nonprofits about the impact of the fiscal cliff crisis on their organizations.
Read the full article.

June 6, 2012: The hub posted some of the facts from the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report.
Read the shout out.

May 15, 2012: The PSU Vanguard published an article about the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report.
Read the full article.

May 13, 2012: The Oregonian editorial board published a follow-up article about the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report.
Read the full article.

May 09, 2012: Central Oregon's KTVZ.com published an article about the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report.
Read the full article.

May 08, 2012: The Oregonian published an article about the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report.
Read the full article.

May 02, 2012: In this Nonprofit Quarterly article, NAO Board member Kathi Jaworski presents key findings from and opens discussion about the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report.
Read the full article.

May 02, 2012: OregonBusiness blog's Robin Doussard (Editor in Chief and former NAO Board member) reports on the release of the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report. The report was generously funded by the Oregon Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.
Read the full article.

May 01, 2012: Portland Business Journal staff writer Wendy Culverwell is the first of many posting news of the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report. NAO and Portland State University collaborated to create and publish this important report.
Read the full article.

Jan 01, 2012: In this Portland Business Journal article, Executive Director Carrie Hoops remarks on the recent announcement of leadership changes in several Oregon nonprofits.
Read the full article.

Jan 2012: The Bend Bulletin (Connections 2012) talks to local nonprofit leaders about how their organizations continue to do more with less, in order to meet the ever-growing needs in their communities.
Read the full article.

Dec 12, 2011: The Statesman Journal talks with Bob Hazen, Director of NAO’s Executive Transition Services program, about the importance of planning during leadership transitions.
Read the full article.

Dec 12, 2011: The Oregonian applauds NAO’s support of SB40 as a way to advance smart giving, and quotes Executive Director Carrie Hoops on year-end giving in 2011.
Read the full article.

Oct 21, 2011: In this Letter to the Editor of the Portland Business Journal, Carrie Hoops (NAO’s Executive Director) and Rick Nitti (NAO Board President and Executive Director of Neighborhood House) comment on executive pay and the economic and social impact of the nonprofit sector.
Read the letter. (pdf)

More on Senate Bill 40:
Jul 24, 2011: Follow up from The Chronicle of Philanthropy (pdf)
Jun 1, 2011: Article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy (pdf)
May 19, 2011: Article from the Portland Business Journal (pdf)
May 1, 2011: Article from The Nonprofit Times . (pdf)

May 6, 2011: In “Nonprofit Boards Need to Engage the Community,” the Portland Business Journal talks to Senior Consultant and Director of Programs Dahnesh Medora about community engagement.
Read the full article.

May 1, 2011: In this series of articles, The Chronicle of Philanthropy explains Senate Bill 40 and discusses its impact on nonprofits.
Read the series. (pdf)

Feb 19, 2011: In this package of stories, The Oregonian examines the challenges facing Oregon nonprofits and growing efforts by the nonprofit sector to speak with a collective voice on public policy and budget issues.
Find links to the entire series.

Feb 19, 2011: In “Oregon Nonprofits Raise a Unified Voice,” (on OregonLive.com) read how Nonprofit leaders hope to raise public awareness of their role, tell their story to government officials, and form stronger partnerships with business. Includes a video interview with Executive Director Carrie Hoops.
Read the full article.

Jan 2011: The Bend Bulletin (Connections 2011) talks to local nonprofit leaders about how organizations have adapted, and continue to do so, during the recession.
Read the full article. (pdf)

Dec 13, 2010: Executive Director Carrie Hoops and Senior Consultant Guadalupe Guajardo talk about the culture of giving, the state of the nonprofit sector, and more on KBOO's Community Grooves program.
Listen to the program .

Sep 24, 2010: Executive Director Carrie Hoops and Director of Development and Communications Deborah Steinkopf discuss the state of corporate philanthropy in the Portland Business Journal.
Read the full article. (pdf)

Mar 28, 2010: The Nonprofit Association of Oregon contributed an article for The Nonprofit Quarterly’s exclusive series, “The State We're In.” The series is a state-by-state look at the current health of the nonprofit sector and the impact of state budget challenges.
Read the full article.

Jan 1 2010: The Portland Business Journal interviewed Executive Director Carrie Hoops and Director of Development and Communications Deborah Steinkopf about nonprofit administrative costs and giving decisions.
Read the full article.

Feb 1, 2009: In this Portland Business Journal article, NAO staff provide recommendations for advancing your mission in difficult times.
Read the full article.