• Do you love Oregon nonprofits and are 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 reflect that 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?
  • Do you have experience working on big, innovative, complex projects?

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon is growing its Board of Directors and is looking for people who can make a difference statewide in the nonprofit sector. We are prioritizing new Board members that reflect the communities that we serve in these ways:

  • Experience with culturally specific and LGBTQAI2S+ serving organizations.
  • Coastal Oregon-based.
  • Prior board experience.

No single candidate would be expected to meet all of these priorities.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, we want to hear from you! We are seeking up to four (4) new board members to serve. Terms include up to three (3) three-year terms (total possible service nine years) beginning January 2025.

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 their collective voice, leadership, and capacity 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 guided by our Theory of Change and core values of Collaboration, Expertise, Inclusion, Excellence, Determination, and Responsiveness.

What do we believe?

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.


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’s growing diversity, all regions of the state, and varied nonprofit subsectors.

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 virtually.
  • Serve on at least one board committee.
  • Make a personal contribution at a level that is meaningful to you.

Please complete the brief nomination form below to nominate yourself or a qualified candidate. The nomination process will close on June 14th at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight-savings Time (PDT). Nominees will hear from us in the weeks following as NAO’s Development and Nominations Committee works to review the applications and set interviews for the top candidates.

Submit a nomination here

Please note that only NAO Nonprofit Members are eligible to vote for NAO’s board slate. If you are not already a member of NAO, consider joining today! NAO’s new Board of Director members will be announced in November 2024.