We’re dedicated to supporting the creative community. Here’s a list of resources that we think are helpful. If you think we’ve missed someTHING or have a suggestion, head over to our contact page and let us know!

LEGAL RESOURCES

Aspect Law Group’s Q&A

If you have a question or a topic that you want to learn more about, drop us a line over on our contact page. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can and may feature the Q&A as a post!

Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

The Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance, resources, and educational programs to artists and organizations in the visual, literary, performance, media, and other arts.

The OVLA hosts a volunteer legal clinic where lawyers offer one-on-one advice to members of the artistic community.

Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic

The Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) provides business transactional legal services to low-income small and emerging businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofit corporations.

The SBLC is an extension of Lewis & Clark Law School that facilitates both an intern program and the pro bono project.

 

NONPROFIT RESOURCES

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) is a statewide network of nonprofits, foundations, business partners, and individuals dedicated to supporting Oregon’s nonprofit sector.

NAO has many resources for Oregon nonprofits, including the NAO Helpline. The Helpline is primarily composed of a question and answer based email and phone service and an FAQ for information and tools to help manage a nonprofit.

Nonprofit Publications

Nonprofit Publications is a joint effort of Cindy Cumfer and Kay Sohl, authors of the Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook, a must have for any Oregon nonprofit. Buy this book as soon as you can.

Oregon Department of Justice Charitable Activities Section

The Oregon Department of Justice oversees nonprofit organizations and their activities in Oregon. The Charitable Activities Section has many great resources, such as the Guide to Nonprofit Board Service in Oregon, and guides on how to start a charitable organization in Oregon.

IRS Form 1023 Resources for 501(c)(3) Applications

Form1023.org – a complete source for starting a charitable nonprofit organization by preparing your own 501(c)(3), IRS form 1023 (Application for Tax Exemption).

Form1023Help.com – designed to help new nonprofit organizations complete the Application for Exempt Status Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

Freelancers Union

Freelancers Union is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, health insurance, and information resources to freelancers.

Maker’s Nation

Maker’s Nation arms creative entrepreneurs with key business skills and helps them build the strong community they need to thrive in the creative economy.