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NAO Memberships

Nonprofit Membership

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.

Become a member

Join NAO today and tap into an array of member benefits, and be part of a robust nonprofit network that is knowledgeable, supported and well-resourced to fulfill their mission.

Nonprofit Membership Form

Gain Valuable Learning to Maximize Your Impact

NAO partners with thought leaders and subject matter experts to offer professional development opportunities in a variety of formats that are designed to help nonprofit professionals enhance their capacity and knowledge. ALL staff, board members and volunteers can access these trainings and receive member discounts on event registration.

Amplify your Voice

NAO engages in public policy advocacy on behalf of Oregon nonprofits every day. We are uniquely positioned to speak with a collective and amplified voice to help nonprofits lead in their communities, affect policies and influence decision-makers. Join us by participating in facilitated public policy cohort groups, members-only public policy updates, advocacy trainings, and more!

  • Advocacy skill building
  • Ongoing advocacy and meetings with community leaders and policymakers
  • Public policy alerts with information on issues that impact our sector
  • Statewide and media advocacy on trends, issues, and research results

Build your Capacity & Network

Take part in our quarterly free Board Bright trainings to build your Board’s knowledge and capacity. Gain access to invite-only member events near you and connect with organizations in sustained, productive relationships and networks to provide strength, mutual support and solidarity.

Access Cost-Saving Products & Services

NAO has partnered with several organizations to offer you the best services for the best price. In addition, NAO offers discounted pricing on NAO publications such as NAO’s Oregon Nonprofit Compensation & Benefits Report and our e-course Moving Equity & Inclusion into Action.

Unemployment management services
Retirement Plan Solutions
Office supplies, printing, furniture and office moving needs
Nonprofit job board
Healthcare coverage (50+ staff members)
Grantseeking tool
Fundraising tool
Nonprofit Tech-Related Webinars & Events
Background checks and screening
Director & Officers Insurance
Human resources and payroll services
Website platform and marketing tools

"I find NAO immeasurably valuable for nonprofits of any size. Membership provides access to essential resources for tiny board-run groups as well as big established organizations with many employees."

Kate Dwyer Executive Director, Four Way Community Foundation

Nonprofit Membership Dues

Our low-cost annual membership fee is based on a sliding scale to ensure access at all levels.

  • Under $49,999 $60
  • $50,000-100,000 $110
  • $100,001-250,000 $175
  • $250,001-500,000 $250
  • $500,001-1,000,000 $315
  • $1,000,001-5,000,000 $385
  • $5,000,001-10,000,000 $575
  • $10,000,001-25,000,000 $625
  • $25,000,001+ $750

Business Affiliate/Service Providers

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. Our business members are important partners with NAO in providing support for the diverse needs of nonprofits in our state.

Become a member

Through affiliate membership, nonprofit business providers become co-investors with NAO in improving and advancing the sector with relevant tools, trainings, resources and major advocacy for the common good. Join our network today!

Business Affiliate Membership Form

Business Affiliate (BA) Membership

Small BA (1-49 employees) – $150
Large BA (50+ employees) – $300

  • Basic listing as a resource in “The Directory” on NAO website to promote your services to the over 24,000 nonprofits in Oregon.
  • Up to 50 percent cost savings on networking/professional development events (over 100/year).
  • Access to NAO-member only webinars and resources including attendance at NAO Annual Meeting.
  • Cost savings on products and services.

Business Verified Affiliate (BVA) Membership

Small BVA (1-49 employees) – $275
Large BVA (50+ employees) – $425

The Verified level is for experienced service providers with a proven track record of providing quality services. Verification includes 3 nonprofit client references and proof of delivering services (client list).

All benefits of a Business Affiliate Member plus the opportunities below.

  • Enhanced listing in “The Directory” on NAO website, including expanded service information, logo/photo placement, upfront alphabetical positioning, and ability to receive reviews/post articles.
  • Be considered as a presenter for NAO professional development/learning network sessions (if presenter qualifications and criteria are met). Fill out Presenter Interest Form for consideration.
  • Eligible to be referred as a quality service provider when nonprofits request services. Whether BVA members receive referrals is based on the type of requests received from nonprofit organizations.

“Westby Associates has been working alongside NAO as a trusted partner and proud business member for over two decades. Our rural footprint has aligned beautifully with NAO as they serve nonprofit organizations large and small throughout the state of Oregon. Westby has benefited from our connection with NAO and we are grateful for the enduring partnership.”

Patti Westby Senior Partner, Westby Associates, Inc.

Business Affiliate Dues

Business Affiliate and Business Verified Affiliate Memberships with NAO supports consultants, businesses, and service providers in connecting with 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 Members receive the same benefits as Business Affiliates and, after a vetting process conducted by NAO, have enhanced benefits like a “Verified” listing in The Directory and opportunities to sponsor our events or training programs. Contact [email protected] for more information.

  • Small Bus. Affiliate $150
  • Small Bus. Verified Affiliate $275
  • Large Bus. Affiliate $300
  • Large Bus. Verified Affiliate $425

Government/Other

For organizations that are not 501(c)3 tax-exempt, but still wish to take advantage of NAO’s great resources, this membership is for you! NAO is here to take care of things – like being your go-to resource and referral partner; offering relevant, timely, and effective professional development, and facilitating networking and convening opportunities.

Become a member

Join NAO today and tap into an array of member benefits, and be part of a robust nonprofit network that is knowledgeable, supported and well-resourced to fulfill their mission.

Government Entity Membership Form

Membership Types

Small Government Entity (1-49 employees) – $150
Large Government Entity (50+ employees) – $300

  • Dues are based on number of employees in the department within the agency.
  • Entities receive all the same benefits as 501(c)3 Nonprofit Members, but do not have NAO voting rights.

Small Non-501(c)(3)s (1-49 employees) – $150
Large Non-501(c)(3)s (50+ employees) – $300

  • Dues are based on number of employees in the organization.
  • Organizations receive all the same benefits as 501(c)3 Nonprofit Members, but do not have NAO voting rights.

Gain Valuable Learning to Maximize Your Impact

NAO partners with thought leaders and subject matter experts to offer professional development opportunities in a variety of formats that are designed to help nonprofit professionals enhance their capacity and knowledge. ALL staff, board members and volunteers can access these trainings and receive member discounts on event registration.

Build Your Capacity & Network

Take part in our free Board Bright trainings, offered twice per year, to build your Board’s knowledge and capacity. Gain access to invite-only member events near you and connect with organizations in sustained, productive relationships and networks to provide strength, mutual support and solidarity.

Government/Other Non-501(c)(3) Nonprofit Dues

Dues are based on number of employees in the organization or department within the agency.

  • Small Gov. Entity $150
  • Large Gov. Entity $300
  • Small Non-501(c)(3)s $150
  • Large Non-501(c)(3)s $300

Individual Membership

Want to access NAO resources but are not affiliated with one specific organization? This membership is for you! Individuals may join NAO for the low cost of $60.

Become a member

All NAO memberships start on the day a member signs up and continues for a one-year term, for example, if a member signs up on October 14, 2024 the term would expire on October 13, 2025. NAO sends out a membership renewal notice near the end of the term to keep you in NAO’s statewide member network and keep those member benefits coming!

Individual Membership Form

Gain Valuable Learning to Maximize Your Impact

NAO partners with thought leaders and subject matter experts to offer professional development opportunities in a variety of formats that are designed to help nonprofit professionals enhance their capacity and knowledge. ALL staff, board members and volunteers can access these trainings and receive member discounts on event registration.

Amplify your voice

NAO engages in public policy advocacy on behalf of Oregon nonprofits every day. We are uniquely positioned to speak with a collective and amplified voice to help nonprofits lead in their communities, affect policies and influence decision-makers. Join us by participating in facilitated public policy cohort groups, members-only public policy updates, trainings, and more!

  • Advocacy skill building
  • Ongoing advocacy and meetings with community leaders and policymakers
  • Public policy alerts with information on issues that impact our sector
  • Statewide and media advocacy on trends, issues, and research results

Build Your Capacity & Network

Take part in our quarterly free Board Bright trainings to build your knowledge and capacity. Gain access to invite-only member events near you and connect with other nonprofit professionals and networks to provide strength, mutual support and solidarity.

Individual Dues

  • Individual Membership $60