FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nonprofit Association of Oregon
503-239-4001, ext. 103
The Nonprofit Association of Oregon and
The Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network Unite in Mission!
Medford, OR – The Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network (RVNN) and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) have worked collaboratively for years to support nonprofits in Southern Oregon by offering high-quality trainings and convenings. Recently, both organizations engaged in visionary discussions around how to better support the region. As a result, NAO and RVNN have agreed to unite and become one organization! RVNN will serve as the face and implementing arm of NAO in Southern Oregon. Nonprofit leaders in Josephine and Jackson Counties will have tremendous benefit from the new RVNN through a training series, opportunities for networking with peers, and an introductory, one year membership to NAO, complete with full NAO member benefits. The RVNN Advisory Committee will serve as local leadership council for offerings in the Rogue Valley as well as help to raise additional funds to support this new and exciting model.
The training network will continue to be at the heart of NAO’s Southern Oregon programming and will consist of six sessions in Medford and two events in Grants Pass. Participants will be encouraged to purchase a season pass to all sessions for a sponsor-subsidized price of $97. Continuing support of long-time sponsors – Bank of the Cascades, The Carpenter Foundation, and Oregon Community Foundation help to make this series possible. An introductory membership to NAO for one year is included in the price of the season pass for participating organizations in Jackson and Josephine counties. The reduced rate for training and the introductory membership opportunity is due to the commitment of the RVNN Advisory Committee who has pledged to help raise funds to defray the costs.
RVNN is emerging as a new regional hub model for the way NAO implements our missions in Southern Oregon. “We are excited about this unique opportunity to support an important region in our state by working together efficiently, effectively, and proudly with the RVNN Advisory Committee,” said Jim White, Executive Director of NAO. “RVNN is pleased to be representing NAO in Southern Oregon and we are looking forward to piloting a new model of delivering quality training to support nonprofits throughout the state,” said Advisory Committee Chair, CJ McPhail.
As the sector-wide network representing all Oregon nonprofits, NAO works across the state to strengthen and connect nonprofit leaders, organizations, and the sector as a whole. NAO accomplishes this by giving voice to the collective achievements and aspirations of nonprofits; growing organizational and leadership capacity and diversity; and facilitating knowledge exchange among nonprofits and across the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Building on its rich history of capacity building over more than three decades, NAO ensures a future in which Oregon nonprofits are visible and valued as essential contributors to our society.