Resources

Wondering where to find resources to build your career and amplify your impact?

Look no further! We've curated a list of resources to help you stay on top of trends in the nonprofit sector, build your leadership capacity, and connect with the broader nonprofit community.

 

Table of Contents

Anti-Racism Educational Resources
Blogs/Publications
Capacity-Building Organizations (Local)
Capacity-Building Organizations (National)
Courses/DIY Learning
Job Boards
Volunteer Opportunities

Anti-Racism Educational Resources

Oregon- and Portland-Specific Resources
Podcasts
Books
  • An African American and Latinx History of the United States, by Paul Ortiz
    (buy at Powell's)
  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    (buy at Powell's)
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
    (buy at Powell's)
  • Decolonizing Wealth, by Edgar Villanueva 
    (buy online)
  • The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
    (buy at Powell'sfree audiobook here)
  • How To Be An Anti-Racist, by Ibrahim X. Kendi
    (buy online)
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
    (buy at Powell's)
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
    (buy at Powell's)
  • Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, by Ruha Benjamin
    (buy online)
  • So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
    (buy at Powell's)
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
    (buy online)
Additional Resources

Blogs/Publications


Capacity-Building Organizations (Local)

Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) is a member-based organization that represents Oregon's nonprofit sector. Their mission is to strengthen the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofits to enrich the lives of all Oregonians. YNPN Portland is a proud member of NAO.

Go here for: Trainings, networking, general nonprofit resources, job board (same as Mac's list), public policy information, whitepapers such as the annual State of the Sector Report, and more.

Hot tip: NAO partnered with Independent Sector to provide a robust library of nonprofit resources covering topics such as: communications, finance, governance, HR, leadership, program management, strategy, and more. They also have a funding opportunities resource page. 

Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO) is a member-based organization that is open to anyone who engages in professional fundraising activities. This may include volunteers, board members, Executive Directors, Development Directors, Event Planners, Grantwriters, Consultants, Foundations and Business Professionals.

Go here for: Trainings, networking, information sharing, job posting or placing.

Hot tip: WVDO has partnered with PSU to provide certificates in: Nonprofit Fundraising, Grant Writing, Program Evaluation, and Managerial Resilience.

Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA) is a volunteer-led, nonprofit association for volunteer management professionals.

Go here for: Trainings, networking, peer-to-peer learning, Certification for Volunteer Administration (CVA) study groups, member discussion forums, resources, and a directory of free or low-cost trainers.

Hot tip: NOVAA provides excellent Volunteer Management 101, 201, and 301 courses, and they offer partner discounts to members of other local organizations such as WVDO. 

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) is the membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. They enable members to embrace advances in technology through knowledge sharing, trainings, research, and industry analysis. Although NTEN is a national organization, they are headquartered here in Portland.

Go here for: Trainings, networking, peer-to-peer learning, cool blog articles, member discussion forums, resources, and industry reports on tech issues in the nonprofit sector.

Hot tip: NTEN provides a Nonprofit Technology Certificate, as well as Digital Equity Certificate. Their industry reports are also worth perusing - there aren't a lot of organizations talking about tech or cybersecurity in the nonprofit sector; NTEN is definitely one of the leaders in this space.

Say Hey! convenes business and community leaders to welcome professionals of color who recently relocated to Oregon and Southwest Washington. Hosted by Partners in Diversity, this event helps deepen connection and engagement within our region's multicultural community. Everyone is welcome to attend this free program.

Go here for: Networking across sectors in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Hot tip: This event is extremely popular and sells out quickly. 

Vision Action Network (VAN), also known as Washington County Nonprofit Network (WCNN), isn't a Portland-based organization, per se, but they're close enough and should definitely be on your radar. VAN brings community stakeholders together to address some of the most challenging issues facing Washington County, including poverty, aging, and homelessness.

Go here for: Signature events, customized facilitation, and urgent response convenings.

Hot tip: Check out their annual Meet the Funders event - it's an awesome opportunity to cultivate relationships and explore strategic partnerships with local foundation leaders. 


Capacity-Building Organizations (National)

 

 


Courses/DIY Learning (free 🤑)


Job Boards


Volunteer Opportunities