For the past 32 years, Carrie Hoops has managed and led programs and fundraising efforts for Oregon nonprofit organizations spanning social services, state-wide nonprofit association, arts and culture, humanities, and education. Her path has been one of fostering institutional growth and strength while developing volunteer and staff leaders.
She served for ten years at Literary Arts, first as Program/Development Director, and then as Executive Director. In addition, she has served as Consultant, Interim Executive Director and permanent Executive Director specializing in turnarounds and consulting for a wide range of local nonprofits, including Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, The Armory Opening (home of Portland Center Stage), Portland Children’s Museum (Opal School), Oregon Council for the Humanities, Oregon Ballet Theater, Artquake, and the Contemporary Dance Season at Portland State University.
Carrie also served as the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon where she led the shift of identity from management support and training organization to statewide membership association with a new advocacy emphasis. These efforts resulted in a more visible, influential, and resilient nonprofit sector in Oregon. She is known for her expertise in fundraising, earned income strategies, communications, and arts and culture programming.
Most recently she led William Temple House, a social services agency in the Portland metropolitan area, providing low/no-cost mental health counseling, food pantry, navigation services and a thrift store.
As a lifetime Oregonian and devotee of the Arts, Carrie brings a unique personal history and perspective to her work with nonprofits. She loves gardening, hiking the beautiful trails of Oregon, and laughing as often as possible.