The Community Collider Formalized
The Contingent’s work in empowering leaders and mobilizing community is animated a newly branded entity called The Community Collider. The Community Collider brings together marketing and digital strategy, technology, community experience (CX), and research. Learn more.
Emerging Leaders Begins Rural Oregon Expansion
In partnership with local affiliates, Emerging Leaders Internship initiative expands to serve rural Oregonians. Emerging Leaders becomes The Contingent’s second statewide initiative.
Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector
In partnership with our tech partner, Wipfli, The Contingent is recognized with the award for most innovative use of Microsoft technologies in the nonprofit sector. Read more.
Launch of SINE
The Contingent launched its new initiative, SINE (Survival is not Enough). This initiative empowers rising leaders of color and low-income rural leaders in Oregon.
Light A Fire Award
The Contingent won the prestigious Light A Fire Award for best Covid-19 Response in the nonprofit sector. Read More.
The Contingent was selected for a significant investment from Microsoft. The following month, Microsoft published a case study to share how My Neighbor and The Oregon Cares Fund used Dynamics 365, Azure, and Power BI to rapidly innovate during the pandemic.
The Oregon Cares Fund
After George Floyd was murdered on the streets of Minneapolis, the entire country entered into the most important wave of discussion about racism in a generation. In Oregon, a group of Black leaders organized an unprecedented set of meetings with Oregon’s elected leadership, and one byproduct was the emergence of..Read More
When COVID-19 hit, our community’s most vulnerable children and families were hit hardest. Faced with the crisis of a generation, Every Child launched My NeighbOR, a 36-county decentralized community mobilization effort designed to connect neighbors with families and youth in foster care who have essential needs. My NeighbOR brought us..Read More
The National Need for Every Child Oregon
Former Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families, Lynn Johnson, brought her team from Washington DC to learn more about the scaling power of Every Child Oregon. Read More.
Rebrand as The Contingent
Portland Leadership Foundation rebranded to become The Contingent. The Contingent is a group of people trained for action. We have a 36-county commitment to Oregon and a vision for a new conversation in our country.