Nonprofits and Businesses Mix and Mingle at Sunset in Old Town PDX

3 Degrees Event Celebrates 5th Year Bringing Nonprofit and Business Professionals Together to Benefit Portland.

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3 Degrees Event Celebrates 5th Year Bringing Nonprofit and Business Professionals Together to Benefit Portland

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Portland’s nonprofit organizations are always looking for new volunteers, donors and board members. Many business professionals want to give back to their community, but aren’t sure where to start or where they might be a fit. At the same time, nonprofit organizations are constantly in need of vendors and business partners. Finding organizations that fit their mission can be a challenge.

3 Degrees 2 Unite 1 Community brings these two groups together in a relaxing evening against the gorgeous backdrop of the Lan Su Chinese Garden.

At 3 Degrees, participants are pre-matched to three other guests via their mutual connections. Through the evening of mixing and mingling, participants find their matches and sort out how they’re connected.

Because there is an existing relationship, it’s easy to strike up a professional relationship.

“Every year the feedback we get on 3 Degrees is just phenomenal,” said Agnes Zach, Executive Director, Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO). “Typically, networking events are about making connections that might translate into some sort of working relationship. At 3 Degrees, everyone is there looking to donate their time or resources or find vendors with which to work. It’s a very focused and productive evening all around.”

3 Degrees 2 Unite 1 Community celebrates its 5th anniversary July 23 at 6:30 PM at the Lan Su Chinese

3D14-052 webGarden. The event is proudly supported by Pacific Continental Bank, Perkins and Co., Vibrant Table, Willamette University MBA, Xenium HR, AlphaGraphics, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, Oregon Business Magazine and the Portland Business Alliance.

Registration is now open via the WVDO website, however a limited number of spaces are available for nonprofit and business participants so guests are encouraged to sign up right away.

WVDO is a nonprofit organization serving individuals raising money for nonprofits in the tri-county area and SW Washington. With over 900 members, WVDO is the largest organization in the region serving nonprofit fundraisers. For more information about WVDO and its programs, please visit the website at and follow us on Twitter.

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