Your Rights, Roles and Responsibilities as a Nonprofit Officer

Our Guide for Board Members

Charitable organizations vary greatly in size, structure and mission, but there are a number of principles that apply to all nonprofits. We distribute a guide to assist board members in understanding these principles.

Although it is not meant to address how board members should act in every situation, this guide will help you understand the roles, rights and responsibilities associated with board participation.

Copies are available via the link below.  If you would like printed booklets, please email your request to  Please include in your request the number of copies of the booklet you would like and the mailing address where they should be sent.  You may also call 971-673-1880 to request copies.