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Nonprofit Organizations: Apply Now to the UO Nonprofit Clinic

No-Cost Organizational Assessment

The University of Oregon Nonprofit Clinic is excited to announce applications for a no-cost organizational assessment, which provides a valuable reality check regarding the health of your nonprofit and sets the stage for committed action.

Students from the School of Law, the Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management and the Master's Program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution work in cross-disciplinary teams to provide critical organizational health assessments. Students work under the supervision of faculty and experienced, professional nonprofit consultants.

Assessment services include:

  • Board governance review
  • Bylaws review focused on legal compliance
  • Fiscal controls, policies, and procedures review
  • Guidance on board orientation process and board member manual
  • Conflict management review
  • A final written report including suggested next steps to further strengthen the organization
  • A resource guide to help with next steps

Nonprofit Eligibility Criteria:

  • A public benefit nonprofit corporation that is non-religious and not a school or educational institution
  • At least 4 years in operation
  • Annual operational budget between $100,000 and $2 million
  • Organization located within 1.5 hours outside of Eugene, or an ability to Skype in for scheduled meetings
  • Willingness to work with students and consultants in a shared learning environment

Commitment:

  • Submission of documents (upon admission into clinic)
  • Participation in at least two meetings at your location lasting about two hours each (with E.D. and the Board of Directors)

Application and Selection Process:

  • Applications are being solicited now for a January 2013 start date
  • Twelve nonprofit organizations will be selected to participate in the 2013 clinic (Jan-April 2013)

Download the nonprofit clinic eligibility criteria HERE.

Download the nonprofit clinic application HERE.

"I think the most meaningful part of the clinic was having the group of folks with nonprofit experience and expertise help us to take such a broad, critical look at our organization…reviewing our bylaws and policies will 'kick us in the pants' to tighten up those essential documents and practices."
– Bev Smith, Executive Director, KIDSPORTS


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