Repost from Jim White NAO Executive Director 

Native Nonprofit Day

On May 20, the Native Ways Federation (NWF) is launching its first Native Nonprofit Day – a giving initiative aimed at increasing support for Native-led organizations nationwide. This annual giving campaign seeks to reduce the funding inequities Native-led organizations face.

We at NAO are encouraging foundations, individuals, and other allies to learn about the groundbreaking work of local organizations such as the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)Warm Springs Community Action Team (WSCAT)Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)Wisdom of the Elders, and the Burns-Paiute Tribe Foundation. Support them directly through the organization’s donation pages or through their own fundraisers.

The Native Nonprofit Day giving campaign began on May 1 and ends on May 20.

Visit the Native Nonprofit Day website to learn more and get involved!

Value of Volunteer Time Estimated to Be $29.95/Hour

The importance of volunteer work in the community is something that can’t go unnoticed. New data released by our friends at Independent Sector announced that the latest value of a volunteer hour is estimated to be $29.95 – a 4.9% increase from 2020 to 2021.

Volunteers in the United States hold up the foundation of civil society – they help their neighbors, serve their communities, and provide their expertise. No matter what kind of volunteer work they do, they are contributing in invaluable ways.

100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon: Survey is NOW OPEN!

NAO has once again partnered with Oregon Business to launch the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon survey for 2022. Oregon Business’ 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon survey is used to find out how satisfied your employees are and what their concerns might be – taking time to listen to your employees will set you up to be an even stronger organization. New option for 2022: Customized, supplemental 100 Best survey questions. This year’s survey will offer employers the opportunity to solicit additional feedback from employees. You can find additional information regarding this opportunity here.

Join our effort to support strong workplace culture and celebrate successful employers by participating in the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon survey. The survey must be completed by July 20, 2022. As always, participation is at no cost to you. Participating organizations must have a minimum of 10 Oregon-based employees and/or volunteers who work at least 20 hours per month. For survey information, click here; to register for the survey, click here.