Call for 2020 NAO Board Nominations!

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 want to play an integral role in supporting nonprofits to connect, improve and advance their missions so all Oregonians can grow and thrive?
If this sounds like you or someone you know, we want to hear from you! The Nonprofit Association of Oregon is growing our Board of Directors and looking for people who can make a difference statewide in the nonprofit sector. We are seeking a limited number of new board members to serve three (3) year terms beginning January 2020. We are particularly seeking individuals from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in Lane County and Central Oregon.

Who Are We? The Nonprofit Association of Oregon is the statewide nonprofit membership organization representing and supporting charitable nonprofits of all sizes, geographic locations and missions across Oregon. NAO’s mission is to serve public benefit nonprofits by strengthening the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofits to enrich the lives of all Oregonians. NAO’s vision is that Oregon’s nonprofits are visible and valued as essential contributors to society. We are deeply invested in our core values: Collaboration, Equity and Inclusion, Excellence, Impact, Learning, Service and Stewardship. NAO is committed to building a more just and equitable Oregon as stated in our Equity statement.

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. Based on our current board composition, we are particularly seeking individuals from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in Lane County and Central Oregon. 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.
•        Actively engages in NAO’s pursuit to institutionalize diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in its policies and practices.
•        Serve on at least one board committee.
•        Make a personal contribution at a level that is meaningful to you.

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

If you wish to nominate someone other than yourself, please contact us at with the individual's first and last name, email and phone number.

The nomination process will close on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Nominees will hear from us in the weeks following as NAO's Development and Nominations Committee seeks to narrow the field