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The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship and Nonprofit Association of Oregon Announce Plan to Unify as One Organization

The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship and Nonprofit Association of Oregon have signed an agreement to combine the programs of our respective organizations under NAO. This exciting change provides a major growth opportunity for the shared mission we both have to serve charitable organizations across the state.

We are excited to bring this combined capacity to Oregon’s nonprofit sector to enrich the lives of all Oregonians. The expanded NAO organization will continue the work of CNS’s specific niche in serving rural and small nonprofits, as well as continue serving the over 1,100 nonprofit members of NAO and the thousands of nonprofits that strive to bring beauty, creativity, equity, justice, and service into our communities across the state.

We look forward to continuing to serve you as part of the NAO team!

Visit the NAO Website


“I have attended the Annual Conference in Corvallis a couple times representing different Boards that I have served on. They always have top notch speakers and I find attending to be a great way to get re-energized.”

Melissa Metz, Grand Chapter of Oregon


“Thank you for making these seminars available to nonprofit organizations such as ours.  You offer such a wealth of information!”

Jessie Mossey, Quilts for Caring Hands


“We do very much appreciate the opportunity to attend these work sessions and look forward to others in the future as we recruit more board members and are able to offer them training.”

Rebecca Bond, Albany Visitors Association


“CNS offered a Learn@Lunch series of workshops in my area covering some great fundraising and board development topics. These workshops were inexpensive, accessible, and thoughtfully executed in a “bite-sized” fashion to reach busy non-profit staff and volunteers with vital information. L@L is a great model and will make me look for more CNS programming. Thank you for being a great resource for non-profits, CNS!”

Emily James, Heartland Humane Society


“Presentations were excellent from both speakers. Good background info, especially on being a board member!”

Jennifer Albright, Friends of Baker County Library


“Wonderful resource for anyone involved in non-profit work! Awesome seminars, fun networking & valuable education/information! I recommend CNS to all of my colleagues!”

Amber Merrifield, Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce


“Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us small organizations who thrive to make our resources to value two or three times more! As the director of The TREE Institute, which is formed by Latinas/os and works with very low income populations of immigrants, I have been seeking simple and low cost ways to train and develop our Board of Directors. The ‘10 Minutes Board Exercises’ books are great!”

Sandra Hernandes, The TREE Institute


“Great workshop in Pendleton today. The presentation about risk management was wonderful, and I feel confident about my organization’s processes. Thank you!”

Velda Arnaud, Pendleton Chamber of Commerce

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