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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Understanding Membership in Nonprofits

Susan Bower, Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice

This session will provide an overview of the differences in membership vs. nonmembership nonprofits and discuss the rights and remedies available to members. Understanding the rights and roles of members not only facilitates organizations’ compliance with legal requirements, but also helps organizations avoid unnecessary conflict and maintain community engagement and support.   

This webinar is part of NAO's 3-Part Summer Series with the Oregon DOJ.

Automatic closed captioning via Zoom is turned on by default for all NAO virtual sessions. For other accommodation requests, please contact us at [email protected]. Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Presenter

Susan Bower, Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice

Susan Bower is an Assistant Attorney General in the Charitable Activities Section at the Oregon Attorney General’s Office and a past Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. 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.


Thank You Sponsors

Foundation Supporters: The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable TrustMeyer Memorial Trust, & Roundhouse Foundation


$15 NAO Member 
$30 Nonmember

If you are logged in as an NAO member you will see your member discount reflected in the cost listed on the following registration page. For questions about this event, or trouble registering contact [email protected].



July 25th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Online Event
Price $30.00
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City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic , Financial Oversight
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Principles & Practices
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