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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Presentation at 8:30 a.m., networking at 10:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

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

David Atkin, Director and Attorney, Center for Nonprofit Law

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. 

This session is led by David Atkin - one of the members of that work group - who will highlight some of the changes that will be most important to pay attention to for Oregon nonprofits. 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

David Atkin, Director and Attorney, Center for Nonprofit Law

David Atkin is the founder and director of the Center for Nonprofit Law, a law office that works exclusively for nonprofit organizations. David has been deeply involved in serving the nonprofit sector for over 40 years. His law office has been providing specialized legal services exclusively for nonprofit organizations for nearly 30 years, and it currently serves as the legal counsel for more than a thousand nonprofit organizations. David is a recognized expert on nonprofit law and was recently honored for his expertise by being selected to be the first and Founding Chair for the Oregon State Bar’s new legal section on “Nonprofit Organizations Law.” David regularly presents seminars and workshops on nonprofit law topics to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and audiences all around the country, including seminars for the attorneys and CPAs who advise them.



$25 NAO Member 
$50 Nonmember

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December 11th, 2019 8:30 AM through 10:30 AM
St. Charles Medical Center
2500 NE Neff Road
Conference Room A
Bend, OR 97701
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Bend
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Development and Governance, Business Development, Networking
Event Region Central Oregon
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding