Nonprofit News

MBA Nonprofit Alum Joins Lifeworks NW!

Ted Rydmark has joined LifeWorks NW as a Practice Manager for its  Northeast Portland site on MLK Jr. Blvd. LifeWorks NW is a leading Portland metro area nonprofit founded 55 years ago, delivering mental health, addiction, and prevention services for thousands of people annually – from infants and teens to adults and seniors.

Ted’s role is a new position created in response to LifeWorks NW’s selection earlier this year to represent Oregon in the two-year federal demonstration project integrating behavioral and physical healthcare. As a practice manager, Ted will work closely with the clinical manager at the LifeWorks NW King site to implement elements of the new, integrated model toward objectives to drive efficient and cost effective operations resulting in strengthened clinician-client relationships and ultimately enhanced client wellbeing.

Ted earned an MBA in Nonprofit Management in 2015. A recipient of the Andy and Nancy Bryant Fellowship, he is committed to using his skills to help nonprofits innovate in a way that maintains a healthy community. Ted is a lifelong Oregonian with a deep love for coffee, beer, and all things operations. He credits his family and his UP cohort with providing an invaluable framework of support to complete his degree while working full time.

Happy Hours for Executive Directors

Vision Action Network continues to host fun and casual happy hours for nonprofit Executive directors. Events are free and super casual – an opportunity for EDs to mix, mingle and commiserate. If you’re an ED and work for a nonprofit, join them for an upcoming event near you. For upcoming events, visit –

Partnership with Mac’s List

We are excited to announce our 2017 partnership with Mac’s List – Portland’s top source for jobs in the city and throughout Oregon at large.

The Pamplin School of Business and Mac’s List will present a series dedicated to careers in the Nonprofit sector called “Piloting your nonprofit career in Oregon.”

Upcoming Mac’s List Events:  June 29, September 14 and November 16th

Meet and network with industry experts along with Pamplin MBA Nonprofit Management Alumni who are thriving in their careers.

To register for an event or learn more about the series, please visit here >>