The Master of Nonprofit Leadership program presents a series on "The Critical Perspectives on Nonprofit Leadership", which explores relevant challenges and opportunities that are important for the success of nonprofit leaders, organizations and communities. Guest speakers focus on a specific topic of their expertise to inspire and encourage nonprofit excellence.

Join Jim White, executive director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, who will discuss the changes that have occurred in the nonprofit space over the past two years and the way that the sector is responding both positively and negatively. The pandemic and all of the ancillary impacts on nonprofit economics, philanthropic giving, workplace culture, and the retirement of the boomer generation all hit at one time. The nonprofit sector, usually very resilient, has been strained to a degree that has been unprecedented in our lifetimes.

This series is part of the master of nonprofit leadership academic experience for students and is open to our partner members, Pacific staff and students, and invited guests. Guest speakers represent current and developing trends in nonprofit leadership and organizations. The series is part of the master of nonprofit leadership virtual residency and may also be offered throughout the program. 

About the Speaker

Image of Jim whiteJim White is the executive director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon. White is deeply committed to social change through private action and has worked in the nonprofit sector both domestically and internationally for more than 25 years. He has a passion for affecting systemic change in the way that the public, private and nonprofit sectors work together to support and strengthen civil society. Through NAO, White is proud to help build the capacity, leadership and voice of Oregon’s vibrant nonprofit sector.
Before joining NAO, White worked for Mercy Corps both overseas and in Oregon. He has also worked for the International Organization for Migration and the American Red Cross. White has specific skills and experience in leading responses to complex humanitarian disasters all over the world and in the U.S. He has worked in Afghanistan, Colorado, Chechnya, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, New York (post-9-11), North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Tajikistan, and West Bank/Gaza providing disaster response and economic recovery programming, emergency food, shelter and housing; and public health support to displaced and vulnerable populations.

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Justin McRobert | Admissions Counselor, Nonprofit Leadership Program