The University of Oregon Nonprofit Clinic provides a free organizational assessment to nonprofits (budget about $50k to $3m) that are either in Eugene, Springfield and surrounding rural areas or that have capability to conference via video conference. Nonprofits interested in participating in this dynamic interdisciplinary program are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Nonprofit Clinic will provide you with a free organizational 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 U of O’s School of Law, the Department 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.
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 about 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 serves twelve nonprofits each year (January – May).
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.
Read about the clinic in the University of Oregon School of Law’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution newsletter.