Through NAO's learning and convening opportunities, we nurture new nonprofit leaders, sustain experienced leaders, and grow the capabilities and systems needed to achieve shared visions, collaborate strategically, develop resources, and deepen community impact. View NAO's Learning Strategy to learn more about how we approach developing timely, responsive, and impactful programs. 

Learning & Convening

Our learning and convening programs are intentionally designed to develop and strengthen capacity for nonprofit staff and volunteers. We offer practical, affordable programming in a variety of formats, in-person, virtual, and on-demand through learning cohorts, conferences, networks, webinars and workshops, as well as on-demand online tools and resources.

Conferences   

We partner with local and national organizations to host nonprofit conferences in various regions of Oregon. Conferences such as the Guiding More Good Conference, Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference, High Desert Conference, Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference and Sage Summit provide a space where ideas and views on particular nonprofit issues can be exchanged and shared amongst other organizations. No upcoming conference. Please check back later!

Learning Cohorts

A collaborative approach to capacity building where small groups of nonprofit leaders convene around specific shared learning opportunities to discuss mutual issues, learn from the challenges and solutions of their peers, and problem solve together. More details here.

Virtual Networks

Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases and rise of the Delta variant, NAO will be holding all of our fall programming virtually. This fall, you can access the network sessions you have come to rely on from the comfort of your home. With virtual access, you can participate any network session, from any network, from anywhere in the state! NAO will continue to watch the COVID-19 conditions and we hope to reconvene network sessions in-person in 2022 as public health and safety protocols will allow. Stay tuned for more information. More details here.

Webinars & Workshops

Webinars and workshops bring state and national-level content experts who offer insight on a variety of nonprofit topics and leave participants with practical and action-driven tools for success. More details here.

Learning and Convening for Rural Communities 

A curated list of programs available to nonprofits in rural parts of Oregon; including NAO’s Resources Round-ups, Rural Learning Cohorts, Conferences, and a variety of online or on-demand learning and conferences. More details here.

Online Tools and Resources for Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence 

Grounded by Independent Sector’s Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice, NAO has contextualized for Oregon our own Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence – proven ethical, legal, equitable, and effective best practices that help Oregon’s nonprofits thrive. This virutal nonprofit resource library includes tools and resources from around the web that Oregon nonprofits can use to guide their work as well as NAO-created resources. View the full NAO Resource Library or NAO Resource Index

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Questions? E-mail training@nonprofitoregon.org or call 503-239-4001, ext. 123