Apply for No-Cost Assessment
The University of Oregon Nonprofit Clinic provides a free governance assessment to Oregon nonprofits (budget about $50k to $4m). Nonprofits interested in participating in this dynamic interdisciplinary program are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Assessments include review of:
- Board governance
- Bylaws legal compliance
- Fiscal controls, policies, and procedures
- Board orientation
- Conflict management
- Board & staff roles & responsibilities
WHAT WE DO FOR YOU:
The Nonprofit Clinic will provide you with a free governance assessment – a valuable “reality check” intended to assist your organization in identifying strengths and needs for change. A written report of the assessment, guidance on how to accomplish suggested changes and a detailed resource packet to help with implementation of recommendations will be presented.
Your Nonprofit will be assigned an interdisciplinary team of students drawn from the UO School of Law, the Lundquist College of Business, the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management (PPPM), and the Master's Degree Program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES). An experienced consultant will guide the team.
We will also provide a valuable legal compliance review of your Organization’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, as well as access to select group trainings for your board and staff.
WHAT YOUR PARTICIPATION ENTAILS:
Your board and key staff will be asked to complete a survey by mid-December.
Other documents must also be provided to the clinic for review no later than mid-December.
Most of the board and executive staff must be able to attend two meetings of two hours. One is for the team’s information gathering. The other is a presentation of the assessment’s findings and a facilitated discussion among staff and directors evaluating the team’s recommendations.
The clinic provides services once each year from February through April.
To view nonprofit organization eligibility requirements, click here: Eligibility Requirements for clinic participation.
To view and download the nonprofit organization application, click here: Nonprofit Organization Application.