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  • First, log into your individual user account on the top right of NAO’s website (or create one if you have not yet).
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Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice - Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Publisher: Independent Sector (February 2015)

Independent Sector’s Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice is the foremost guide for sound and successful practice by charities and foundations in the United States. Thirty-three principles succinctly provide clarity about legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, strong financial oversight, and responsible fundraising.

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon has partnered with Independent Sector to disseminate this co-branded version of the Principles as a means to provide a strong guide for private foundations and public charities that aspire to high standards of governance and ethical practice.

NAO Nonprofit Member Price: $8
Nonmember Price: $10

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*APPLYING MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT (Independent Sector) To find the promotion code: Log into your NAO account, click “Members Only Area”, there you will find the NAO Member Discount Code under Publications. Enter that code into your cart on publishers website. The discount will be calculated at checkout.


The Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook

Authors: Cynthia Cumfer & Kay Sohl

The Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook is the essential how-to guide for both emerging and established nonprofit organizations. The only complete guide for Oregon nonprofits, the Handbook is four great reference books in one: legal, tax exemption, management, and accounting. The new edition includes an expanded section on the Board of Directors, a discussion of the revised Form 990, new policies to help you comply with governance concerns, and more.

View a Q&A with authors Cindy Cumfer and Kay Sohl

NAO Nonprofit Member Price: $70
Nonmember Price: $85

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TIPS FOR ORDERING ONLINE FROM THE PUBLISHER (Nonprofit Publications): After you add the book to your cart, click on the shopping card icon in the upper right corner to go to the “checkout.” The member discount code can be entered by clicking “apply discount code” on the checkout screen.


Great Boards for Small Groups

Author: Andy Robinson

If your board is less than perfect — like just about every nonprofit board — read this book. You’ll find dozens of practical ideas and easy-to-use tools. Great Boards for Small Groups covers recruitment, trustee job descriptions, running effective meetings, and raising money. It also includes a series of “how to fix it” chapters on poor meeting attendance, micro-management, follow-through on commitments, promoting turnover, and conflicts of interest. The publisher offers deep discounts for bulk orders – buy one for each of your board members.

Price: $24.95 + Shipping
*NAO Members will receive FREE SHIPPING when using member promo code. You can find the member promo code under the "Members Only Area" after logging into your account.

To Purchase Online click here* (Quantity Discounts Available)

To purchase in person, stop by our office or contact training@nonprofitoregon.org to schedule a pick up at a training event**.

NAO pick up price: $20.00

**Limited Stock. Please contact training@nonprofitoregon.org or membership@nonprofitoregon.org to ensure we have copies before scheduling a pick up.


How to Raise $500 to $5000 from Almost Anyone

Author: Andy Robinson

What size gift do most donors give? Poll the development offices of nonprofits throughout America and they’ll confirm it’s in the range of $500 to $5000. That’s philanthropy’s sweet spot - an amount one can feel comfortable giving without consulting a retinue of advisors. Focusing his attention here, Andy Robinson has produced the Everyman’s guide to asking - a proven, uncomplicated strategy for raising a substantial sum of money … fast.

Price: $24.95 + Shipping
*NAO Members will receive FREE SHIPPING when using member promo code. You can find the member promo code under the "Members Only Area" after logging into your account.

To Purchase Online click here* (Quantity Discounts Available)

To purchase in person, stop by our office or contact training@nonprofitoregon.org to schedule a pick up at a training event**.

NAO pick up price: $20.00

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The Board Member's Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances

Author: Andy Robinson and Nancy Wasserman

With the possible exception of “How do I avoid fundraising?” a board member’s most commonly unasked question is, “What do all these numbers mean – and what am I supposed to do with them?” Financial planning and budgeting combine all of our money taboos with that common disorder, math phobia. But with their new book, The Board Member’s Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances, authors Andy Robinson and Nancy Wasserman help trustees and their staff colleagues confront and address this fear – with wisdom, clarity, humor, and humility.

Price: $24.95 + Shipping
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Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money

Author: Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson

Tapping an expert team of fundraising trainers across the United States, Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson have produced an extraordinary how-to book of easy-to-use fundraising exercises for boards of all sizes. Some activities are as short as 15 minutes, others take an hour. And everything you need to conduct any of the 51 exercises – step-by-step instructions, handouts, even questions to pose to the group – is included in the book.

Price: $24.95 + Shipping
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Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out)

Author: Andy Robinson

Selling Social Change features the work of two dozen progressive organizations that create and sell goods and services to support and extend their missions: tactical research, self-defense training, ecotourism, curriculum development, traditional garden seeds, musical CDs, and many others. In doing so, they are discovering new strategies for educating their communities, activating their constituents, and expanding their budgets.

Learn to apply the same thinking to your own work: how to create an enterprise team, select a venture, create a plan, find start-up funding, and successfully market your products and services. The book includes a series of worksheets to guide you through the process, step by step.

To purchase in person, stop by our office or contact training@nonprofitoregon.org to schedule a pick up at a training event**.

NAO pick up price: $20.00

**Limited Stock. Please contact training@nonprofitoregon.org or membership@nonprofitoregon.org to ensure we have copies before scheduling a pick up.


Grassroots Grants

Author: Andy Robinson

The revised edition of the best-selling guide includes how-to tips from 50 grantmakers who fund groups working for human rights, social justice, and environmental conservation. The book covers how grants fit into a complete fundraising program, designing fundable projects, grant research, building relationships with grantmakers, and preparing the proposal.

To purchase in person, stop by our office or contact training@nonprofitoregon.org to schedule a pick up at a training event**.

NAO pick up price: $27.20

**Limited Stock. Please contact training@nonprofitoregon.org or membership@nonprofitoregon.org to ensure we have copies before scheduling a pick up.


State of Giving

Authors: Greg Chaillé & Kristin Anderson

State of Giving makes the case for nonprofits and their supporters as undervalued pillars of civic structure, as cornerstones of progress, and as crucial to the future of a prosperous Oregon. It’s an accessible call-to-arms, and an essential text for anyone interested in strengthening their community and their state. State of Giving introduces readers to the men and women from all walks of life at the forefront of efforts to combat Oregon’s most enduring challenges, including: Education Inequity, Environmental Conservation, Social Inequity and Discrimination, Hunger and Homelessness, The Urban/Rural Divide, and the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Funding.

NAO Nonprofit Member Price (15% off) : $21.21*
Nonmember Price: $24.95

Purchase online from the publisher.

*APPLYING MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT (OSU Press) To find the promotion code: Log into your NAO account, click “Members Only Area”, there you will find the NAO Member Discount Code under Publications. Enter that code into your cart on publishers website. The discount will be calculated at checkout.


Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) and Portland State University’s (PSU) Institute for Nonprofit Management (INPM) collaborated to publish the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report (ONSR) that informs key decision makers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors about the economic relevance of the nonprofit sector. This comprehensive report examines the sector as a whole—including a description of the size and scope of the sector, the current condition of nonprofits and clues about their economic and social relevance, and social impact of the nonprofit sector in Oregon.

The ONSR provides crucial information for public policy decision makers, philanthropists, and nonprofit leaders in their attempt to reorganize relations between nonprofits and government while dealing with the consequences of recent financial crises—the effects of which greatly influence Oregon’s state budget cycle and consequently the budget of many of the state’s 22,000+ nonprofit organizations.

Download the full report (PDF, 1.3 MB)


Discounted Publications & Other Recommended Reading

Members of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon are eligible to receive free or discounted nonprofit publications.
Learn more about the discounted publications

In addition to our own publication and the member benefit publications, we’ve put together a list of books and tools relevant to work in the nonprofit sector.
View the recommended reading list