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Board Orientation

NA Board Member Orientation Packets

Are you a new board member on your Neighborhood Association board? Want to know where to begin? Please find all SE Uplift new neighborhood association board member informational packets here! If you have any questions, please e-mail or Or visit our funder’s web page!

Department of Justice Annual Report

All neighborhoods associations are required to register with the Department of Justice, Charitable Activities Section, regardless of the amount of revenue brought in annually. Annual reports are published online for donors and other entities to reference when interested in learning more about your organization and its finances.

Secretary of State Annual Report

All neighborhood associations are required to register as non-profit corporations and renew annually with the Secretary of State, Corporate Division. Incorporation with the Secretary of State ensures that your association is a legal entity in Oregon, which provides an extra level of protection for members in addition to the protection from SE Uplift’s Directors and Officers Insurance.

Meeting Sign-In Sheet Example

Neighborhood associations are required to include a list of members in attendance in their meeting minutes. The easiest way to collect this information is through a sign-in sheet. Sign-in sheets can also provide an easy way to sign people up for your listserv or newsletter.

Notification for Meetings

Neighborhood associations are required to provide general and direct notification prior to any general, board, special, committee, or emergency meeting. The following document outlines the minimum notification requirements set by the ONI Standards. However, each neighborhoods’ bylaws may have additional requirements.

Discussions & Voting

Neighborhood associations must follow open meeting laws for discussions and decision-making as defined in the ONI Standards. The following document outlines what decisions require a vote, the voting procedure, and what types of discussions can happen outside of a public meeting.

Meeting Facilitation Tips

Meeting facilitation is no easy task. It takes time and practice in order to find your best leadership style. Here are some tips to get started on the right foot.

Working With Challenging Behaviors

As a neighborhood association board member you will work with people from a variety of backgrounds and viewpoints. This can be both rewarding and difficult. Here are some tips for handling those trying moments.

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