Legal, Compliance & Transparency

Effective Nonprofits are created and maintained for the benefit of the public, and pursue that which is fair, equitable and just. An effective nonprofit not only meets the requirements of the law, but also follows ethical practices and is formed and maintained for the public benefit above all.

Professional Development and Learning:

Resource Topics On This Page:

1. Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Law (ORS65)
2. Starting & Dissolving a Nonprofit
3. Types of Nonprofits 
4. State & Federal Resources
5. Bylaws
6. Conflict of Interest & Confidentiality
7. Document Retention
8. Ethics & Accountability
9. Fiscal Sponsorship
10. Mergers & Strategic Alliances
11. Nonprofit Insurance
12. Nonprofit Legal Service Providers + forms & sample docs

1. Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Law 

  • Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Law - Oregon DOJ
  • ORS Chapter 65 Changes - What Oregon Public Benefit Nonprofits Need to Know - NAO & Partners (pdf)
  • NAO Handout - Changes to the Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Act - Center for Nonprofit Law (pdf)

2. Starting and Dissolving a Nonprofit 

How to Start a Nonprofit in Oregon - NAO

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How to Dissolve a Nonprofit in Oregon

3. Types of Nonprofits

4. State & Federal Resources

5. Bylaws

6. Conflict of Interest & Confidentiality


7. Document Retention

8. Ethics and Accountability

9. Fiscal Sponsorship

10. Mergers & Strategic Alliances

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11. Nonprofit Insurance

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12. Nonprofit Legal Service Providers + forms and sample docs

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