The Oregon Historical Society’s Holiday Cheer is just around the corner on December 6th.

Come check out great new works published in Oregon this year, enjoy carolers and hot chocolate, chat to Greg and Kris, and pick up a few copies of State of Giving — the perfect gift for the givers in your family!

Free admission! The Oregon Historical Society is located in downtown Portland at 1200 SW Park Avenue. 

Join us in Eugene on December 3rd.

Come visit with Greg and Kris at J. Michaels bookstore for a public State of Giving reception and book-signing!  5pm – 7pm. Nibbles and drinks provided!

J. Michael’s Books
160 E Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 342-2002


Eastern Oregon Tour!

Joseph, Oregon

Join us at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture on October 27th, 403 N. Main St, Joseph, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch included, RSVP to

Event will include an author talk and panel discussion featuring leaders from Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, Wallowa Resources, South Fork Grange, Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness, Wallowa Band Nez Perce Interpretive Center

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Baker City

Join us at Baker County Public Library (2400 Resort St., Baker City) on October 28th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for an author talk and public discussion showcasing local leaders and organizations.

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Join us at the Pendleton Center for the Arts (214 N. Main St., Pendleton) at 12pm on October 29th for a brown-bag lunchtime panel led by State of Giving authors, featuring leaders from Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton Roundup, Community Action Program for East Central Oregon (CAPECO), Umatilla Basin Watershed Council

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Other forthcoming events:

Salem: Join us in Salem at the Kroc Center, in partnership with the Statesman Journal, in late fall. Details forthcoming.

Eugene: details TBA

Astorial: details TBA

Past Public Events

Portland Association of Fundraising Professionals’ “Women in Philanthropy Today” Luncheon 

Join co-author Kris Anderson in Portland on October 2nd, 11:30-1:00pm, at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s “Women in Philanthropy Today” luncheon, where she will be a panelist.

Central Oregon Launch and Panel Discussion

State of Giving Press Release – Central Oregon

Join us in Bend on June 22nd at Deschutes Public Library (downtown Bend branch) from 12-1:30. Bring your lunch, learn about State of Giving‘s findings, and hear about how nonprofits, and people like you, are making a difference in Central Oregon.

Featuring a panel discussion including Bradley Porterfield, Director of the Latino Community Association of Bend and Dan Morse, Conservation Director of the Oregon Natural Desert Association.


With thanks to:

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Portland Public Launch and Panel Discussion


JOIN US on JUNE 16th for our first public PORTLAND event! 

Interested in getting more involved with your community? Do you work for, volunteer with, or donate to a nonprofit? Or do you want to know more about what they do, and how you can make a difference?

Bring your stories & questions to the Oregon Public House (700 NE Dekum St.) on June 16th from 6:30-8:30 for a community panel discussing what nonprofits, powered by people like you, have done for their communities, and about how you, whoever you are, can get involved.

The evening celebrates the launch of State of Giving: Stories of Oregon Volunteers, Donors, and Nonprofits(OSU Press 2015). Authors Greg Chaillé and Kris Anderson will lead a panel discussion featuring Nancy Stueber, President of OMSI; Kayse Jama, director of the Center for Intercultural Organizing; and Ryan Saari, director of the world’s first nonprofit public house.


Full food and drink menu available, including Oregon Public House’s own Do-Gooder IPA. All proceeds to will be donated to your choice of one of six selected nonprofits.

With thanks to:

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Ford Family Foundation Back Fence Speaker Series

See Roseburg event photos here!

Join us in Roseburg on May 26th, 11:30-1pm, for The Ford Family Foundation’s Back Fence Speaker Series. We’ll be talking about the book’s findings and answering your questions. It’s a free event, with lunch provided. Register here.

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University of Oregon, School of Planning, Public Policy & Management

Join us in Eugene on May 13th, Hendricks Hall Hearth at the University of Oregon, 5:30 pm for a panel discussion featuring local nonprofit leaders, hosted by Professor Renee Irvin.

Our panelists include Riley Grannan, Managing Director of Eugene Ballet; Julie Daniel of BRING Recycling; and Heidi Khokhar of the Rural Development Initiative.

Medford, Jackson County Public Library

See Medford launch photos here!

Join us in Medford at the Medford Public Library on April 28th, 12:30-2:30 pm, for a panel discussion featuring:

More information available here.



Thanks to all those who came and celebrated with us, and to Oregon State University Press, the Oregon Historical Society, and the Oregon Community Foundation for co-hosting!

We had so many wonderful, admirable people there from across Oregon’s philanthropic and nonprofit communities. Almost 200 attendees, all of whom helped us celebrate the good work being done in Oregon, and those who do it!

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And thanks to our many friends who have hosted private events in Bandon, Medford, Bend, Portland, and elsewhere!