Become a NAO Member
Nonprofit Association of Oregon is the statewide membership association for the nonprofit sector. We work across the state to strengthen the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofits to enrich the lives of all Oregonians.
As a member of NAO, you become part of an important network of organizations, affiliates, and individuals who believe in the vitality of the sector. While you’re busy delivering direct service to some of Oregon’s most vulnerable populations, NAO is here to take care of things for you – like being your go-to resource and referral partner; offering relevant, timely, and effective professional development; facilitating networking and convening opportunities; being your voice and advocating on your behalf on the public policy front; identifying and offering cost-savings programs for your nonprofit and other key essentials needed to run your organization efficiently and effectively. Connect, Improve, and Advance your organization and your Oregon nonprofit sector today by joining NAO!
Types of Membership
- Nonprofit Membership: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations only
- Affiliate Membership: Consultants, Businesses, and Service Providers
- Government Entity/Other types of Nonprofits: Government Entity, e.g City of Portland / Non-501(c)(3) nonprofit types, e.g. 501(c)(6), etc.
- Individual Membership
Nonprofits that meet IRS requirements for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code may select Nonprofit membership, while all other types of 501(c) nonprofit corporations should select Government Entity/Other Types of Nonprofits. Only 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations are voting members of NAO.
Business Affiliate and Business Verified Affiliate Memberships with NAO ensure consultants, businesses, and service providers are connected to nonprofits to help them thrive and achieve their missions. Business Affiliate Members receive many of the same benefits as other NAO membership types, plus they receive a basic listing in The Directory to advertise their services. Business Verified Affiliate Membership with NAO is reserved for those organizations who wish expand their reach, grow their business, and help NAO build a strong and thriving nonprofit sector. These members receive the same benefits as Business Affiliates and, after a vetting process conducted by NAO, enhanced benefits like a “Verified” listing in The Directory and eligibility for NAO’s Referral Service. Business Verified Affiliates also are provided potential opportunities to partner with NAO to offer cost-savings products and services to nonprofits and sponsor our events, training programs, or research and analysis of sector trends showing your commitment to a strong nonprofit sector, allowing you to connect with nonprofit leaders, and demonstrating good corporate citizenship. For more information on Business Verified Affiliate Membership and its enhanced benefits, visit our Referral Service page.
Summary of Membership Benefits
Thought Leadership – be the first to know about what’s going on in the nonprofit sector.
Public Policy/Advocacy – stay up to date on the latest public policy information and get involved in making your voice heard.
Networking and Convening – get connected with your peers at events, forums, town halls, and our annual meeting; hear what our nonprofits are doing and learn how they’re finding solutions to challenges.
Capacity Building Resources – continue learning through our professional development programs, answer your questions by using our online resources library, and get recommendations to nonprofit experts and service providers.
Cost-saving opportunities – gain specially discounted rates to a multitude of services most utilized by the nonprofit sector including insurance, health care, technology, fundraising, and human resources tools.
To see a full list of benefits and for more information, visit our Benefits page.
All NAO memberships run from start date to expiration on a non-calendar annual basis, e.g. July 21, 2018 to July 20, 2019.
Nonprofit Membership: Dues are based on an organization's annual operating budget
|$5,000,001 - $10,000,000||$475|
|$10,000,001 - $25,000,000||$500|
|$25,000,001 and up||$600|
Business Affiliate Membership: Dues are based on number of employees in the organization.
|Small Business Affiliate (1-49 Employees)||$150|
|Small Business Verified Affiliate (1-49 Employees)||$275|
|Large Business Affiliate (50+ Employees)||$300|
|Large Business Verified Affiliate (50+ Employees)||$425|
Government Entity Membership: Dues are based on number of employees in the department within the agency.
|Small Government Entity (1-49 Employees)||$150|
|Large Government Entity (50+ Employees)||$300.00|
Other Types of and Non-501(c)(3) Nonprofit Membership: Dues are based on number of employees in the organization.
|Small Non-501(c)(3) Nonprofit types (1-49 Employees)||$150|
|Large Non-501(c)(3) nonprofit types (50+ Employees)||$300|
Renew Your Membership
Log in with your (or your organization’s) primary user account. Select Renew Now from the sidebar menu. You’ll be brought back to this page where you’ll click the appropriate membership link from above to continue on to the online renewal form. If you are having trouble accessing your or your please contact us if you are not certain who the primary contact is for your organization.
Questions About Membership?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-239-4001, ext. 127.