Call for Nominations

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Do you love Oregon nonprofits and all they stand for?
Are you ready to use your talent and time to help build the nonprofit sector’s voice and visibility?
Are you passionate about ensuring nonprofits are effective in serving Oregon’s communities equitably and growing diversity?
Do you believe that nonprofits and networks have greater impact when they work together?

If this sounds like you or someone you know, we want to hear from you! The Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) is growing our Board of Directors and looking for people who can make a difference statewide in the nonprofit sector. We are seeking three (3) new board members to serve three (3) year terms beginning October 2017. For this nomination process, NAO is specifically seeking three new Board members who represent charitable benefit nonprofits and are in leadership positions at those nonprofits.

Who are we? We are the statewide membership organization and we provide a unique vehicle for nonprofit sector expression and support. Our mission is to strengthen the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofits to enrich the lives of all Oregonians. To serve this mission effectively, it is important to us that NAO’s Board of Directors reflects the breadth and depth of nonprofit organizations and our communities statewide. 

What do we believe? We believe that nonprofits keep our communities vibrant and healthy, create and magnify public benefits, catalyze opportunities to participate in civic affairs and enrich cultural life. We also believe nonprofits provide needed services, address inequities, and create innovative solutions to community issues. By representing and supporting charitable nonprofits of all sizes and geographic locations across Oregon, NAO strives to convene, build capacity, promote best practices and be a thought leader in helping nonprofits build a thriving, vital and equitable Oregon. 

Qualifications: Membership on the Board of Directors is open to anyone with a demonstrated commitment to advancing the interests of Oregon's nonprofit sector. We will strive to select a slate of candidates that is inclusive and broadly representative of the State of Oregon's growing diversity, and all regions of the state and varied nonprofit sub-sectors.

NAO Board Members are expected to:

• Uphold the basic legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors.
• Maintain active membership in NAO.
• Seek to promote and serve as an ambassador of NAO in the broader community.
• Attend at least 75% of board and committee meetings in person, or by phone.
• Serve on at least one board committee.
• Make a personal contribution at a level that is meaningful to you.

To nominate yourself please complete this brief nomination form by clicking "Next" below.

If you wish to nominate someone other than yourself, please contact us at 503-239-4001 ext. 127 or at with their first and last name, email and phone number.

The nomination process will close on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Nominees will hear from us in the weeks following as NAO’s Board Development and Nominating Committee seeks to narrow the field to the top candidates for interviews.