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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Networking at 4:30 p.m., Presentation starting promptly at 5:00 p.m.
Light food and drinks provided 

Event Description

Changes in Rules and Regulations: What you need to know about changes to ORS 65

Susan Bower, Assistant Attorney General in the Charitable Activities Section at the Oregon Attorney General's Office

Since 2014 a work group of the Oregon State Bar has been reviewing ORS Chapter 65 to identify provisions that needed clarification or modernization. After nearly four years and a lot of effort by the work group, SB360 was drafted and the bill was passed into law in the last legislative session. The changes to ORS 65 will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The statutory changes will affect the way all nonprofits in Oregon work and act. 

The session will cover simplified rules for majority voting, allowances for voting by email, modifications to the conflicts of interest provisions and changes to a number of requirements for membership nonprofits.

Do not miss this session! Keep your nonprofit up-to-date on the rules and regs that govern your corporate status!

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Legal, Compliance & Transparency

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Legal, Compliance & Transparency. For additional resources in this category, visit: Legal, Compliance & Transparency.

About the Presenter

Susan Bower, Assistant Attorney General in the Charitable Activities Section at the Oregon Attorney General's Office

Susan is an Assistant Attorney General in the Charitable Activities Section at the Oregon Attorney General’s Office, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Charity Officials, and a past Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. She also served as a member of the workgroup that generated SB 360, a legislative proposal passed in the 2019 legislative session which updates ORS Chapter 65, Oregon’s Nonprofit Corporation Act. She joined the Oregon Department of Justice in 2006. Prior to joining DOJ, she worked as an attorney in private practice, specializing in estate and trust administration and litigation. Ms. Bower graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Indiana University


$35 NAO Member 
$70 Nonmember

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December 11th, 2019 4:30 PM   through   6:30 PM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 70.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Development and Governance, Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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