Does it seem like Central Oregon has more than its share of nonprofits? And does it seem like they are often asking for donations? This forum challenged that paradigm, as we learned how local nonprofits are a significant economic driver in our community. The fact is nonprofits are growing disproportionately to the economy as a whole and are assuming a larger share of the overall US economy.
Anne George: Donor Relations Officer, Oregon Community Foundation. Anne works with individuals, families and groups to achieve their philanthropic goals by connecting them to research, resources, and organizations to enhance their impact in their communities and beyond.
Jim White: Executive Director, Nonprofit Association of Oregon. The Nonprofit Association of Oregon is the statewide nonprofit membership organization representing and supporting charitable nonprofits of all sizes, geographic locations and missions across Oregon. Jim is deeply committed to strengthening the voice, leadership, and capacity of the nonprofit sector in Oregon.
Damon Runberg: State Economist, Oregon Employment Department. Damon is a state economist with the Oregon Employment Department covering Central Oregon and the Klamath Basin. He calculates the monthly employment and unemployment estimates for the area’s counties; additionally Damon tracks various economic indicators critical to the region’s economy. He writes prolifically and regularly gives presentations on the state of the local economy.
Jim White’s slide deck https://secureservercdn.net/184.108.40.206/g1w.7a5.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/City-Club-of-Central-Oregon-January-2021-Jim-White.pdf
Damon Runberg’s slide deck https://secureservercdn.net/220.127.116.11/g1w.7a5.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/City-Club-of-Central-Oregon-January-2021-Damon-Runberg.pdf
live chat https://secureservercdn.net/18.104.22.168/g1w.7a5.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/live-chat.pdf