NOVAA stands in solidarity with social justice movements across the country speaking up and taking action for the lives and rights of Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.
To truly serve our members, we acknowledge the need to understand the impacts of systemic racism within our organization and the greater community. Despite past efforts, we have struggled to enact diversity equity and inclusion practices that have led to tangible actions, but we are evaluating ways we can make change, and we will share our commitments and planned actions with you in the coming months.
As we are a community organization, we would love to hear from NOVAA members. Please share your thoughts and suggestions, and hold us accountable as we work to create an equitable and safe organization, community and society.
In humble solidarity,
Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association
Many, if not all, of us are in the throes of planning for disrupted operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The situation continues to evolve, and many of your organizations are on the front lines. We do not yet know the full extent of the impacts. NOVAA members represent a diverse group of nonprofit, government, health, and educational organizations, each of whom will experience unique impacts. NOVAA would like to offer some information and resources to help you navigate the impacts on your program and the volunteers you support.
Info related to volunteer program management:
Info related to nonprofit organizations and government agencies:
Updates and health/safety guidelines:
Info related to racism and stigma:
Most importantly, take care of yourselves. We’re all in this together. We are wishing you all the best.
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