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Members must log into their individual user account on the top right corner of NAO’s website then visit our Members Only Area and find the discount code under “Publications”. Enter that code into your cart on the publisher’s website. The discount will be calculated at checkout.

Need help creating your individual user account or linking your existing user account to your organization’s membership record? Access this user account info sheet for instructions. Contact Member Services at membership@nonprofitoregon.org for any questions.

The Oregon Nonprofit
Corporation Handbook

Authors: Cynthia Cumfer & Kay Sohl

The Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook is the essential how-to guide for both emerging and established nonprofit organizations. The only complete guide for Oregon nonprofits, the Handbook is four great reference books in one: legal, tax exemption, management, and accounting. The new edition includes an expanded section on the Board of Directors, a discussion of the revised Form 990, new policies to help you comply with governance concerns, and more. View a Q&A with authors Cindy Cumfer and Kay Sohl

Prices: Prices reflect in-person/phone orders

  • $50: NAO Member (purchase in-person)
  • $65: NAO Member (with shipping)
  • $85: Nonmember

To purchase in person: Stop by NAO’s office (in Portland) during regular business hours (9 am - 5 pm).

To purchase w/ shipping (members only): Contact membership@nonprofitoregon.org stating your request, name, organization, shipping address, and phone number. We will contact you to follow up payment and shipping processing.
Priority shipping: 1-3 business days.

To purchase through publisher: Flat rate of $85 (single), $390 (box of 6). Set price regardless of membership status. Price includes shipping. Purchase here.

Principles for Good Governance
and Ethical Practice

Publisher: Independent Sector (February 2015), Co-branded with NAO

Independent Sector’s Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice is the foremost guide for sound and successful practice by charities and foundations in the United States. Thirty-three principles succinctly provide clarity about legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, strong financial oversight, and responsible fundraising. The Nonprofit Association of Oregon has partnered with Independent Sector to disseminate this co-branded version of the Principles as a means to provide a strong guide for private foundations and public charities that aspire to high standards of governance and ethical practice.

Price: Free

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2016 Northwest Nonprofit
Capacity Report

Our Strengths – Our Challenges – Our Resilience

A consortium of five northwest state nonprofit associations has released a comprehensive study on the capacity, strengths, and challenges of the region’s nonprofit sector. The 2016 Northwest Nonprofit Capacity Report: Our Strengths – Our Challenges – Our Resilience was developed using survey data from over 1,000 nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The report highlights the progress nonprofits are making in creating a resilient sector. Learn more.

Financial support for the survey came from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Philanthropy Northwest, and GiveGab.

Price: Free

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2014 Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report

In November of 2014, the five state associations serving nonprofits in the Northwest collaborated on a joint data collection and analysis effort to gauge the organizational health and practices of nonprofits. From those survey findings, NAO has produced The Oregon’s Nonprofit Sector in Brief, providing an overview of key indicators. There are areas to celebrate and areas that continue to challenge us as a sector.

Financial support for the survey came from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Price: Free

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2016 Annual Report

Coming soon..

Price: Free

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2015 Annual Report

NAO has put together a 2015 Annual Report filled with organizational highlights and accomplishments, outstanding membership stats, financial activities, and list of our 2016 Board of Directors!

Price: Free

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2011 Annual Report

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) and Portland State University’s (PSU) Institute for Nonprofit Management (INPM) collaborated to publish the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report (ONSR) that informs key decision makers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors about the economic relevance of the nonprofit sector. This comprehensive report examines the sector as a whole—including a description of the size and scope of the sector, the current condition of nonprofits and clues about their economic and social relevance, and social impact of the nonprofit sector in Oregon. The ONSR provides crucial information for public policy decision makers, philanthropists, and nonprofit leaders in their attempt to reorganize relations between nonprofits and government while dealing with the consequences of recent financial crises—the effects of which greatly influence Oregon’s state budget cycle and consequently the budget of many of the state’s 22,000+ nonprofit organizations.

Price: Free

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Land Your Dream Job

Publisher: Mac's List

Few cities have Portland’s mix of community, creativity, culture, education, and environment. It's little wonder that Portland is one of the fastest growing major cities in America. The downside of being such a popular place is Portland's extremely competitive job market. With so many qualified applications for each job opening, finding meaningful work can be a challenge. Find Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond) is the only published guide specifically targeted to the needs of Portland job hunters. It contains everything you need to know to stand out, get ahead, and find a fantastic job.

Prices: NAO members receive 25% off

To receive the NAO Member discount code log into their individual user account on the top right corner of NAO’s website then visit our Members Only Area and find the discount code under “Publications”. Enter that code into your cart on the publisher’s website. The discount will be calculated at checkout.

Need help creating your individual user account or linking your existing user account to your organization’s membership record? Access this user account info sheet for instructions. Contact Member Services at membership@nonprofitoregon.org for any questions.

State of Giving

Authors: Greg Chaillé & Kristin Anderson

State of Giving makes the case for nonprofits and their supporters as undervalued pillars of civic structure, as cornerstones of progress, and as crucial to the future of a prosperous Oregon. It’s an accessible call-to-arms, and an essential text for anyone interested in strengthening their community and their state. State of Giving introduces readers to the men and women from all walks of life at the forefront of efforts to combat Oregon’s most enduring challenges, including: Education Inequity, Environmental Conservation, Social Inequity and Discrimination, Hunger and Homelessness, The Urban/Rural Divide, and the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Funding.

Prices: NAO members receive 15% off

  • $21.21: NAO Member
  • $24.95: Nonmember

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