Ors 65.301 seems to suggest that an individual or individuals can fulfill the duties of a board of directors without actually having a board. I'm interested in starting a non profit but want to ensure that the vision doesn't get watered down. I've read online that "sole member bylaws" can ensure that the founder doesn't get squeezed out if there's conflict down the line with a board of directors. I also don't have anyone else 100 percent committed and would like to begin moving forward...
Oregon allows for the creation of various kinds of non-profit corporations, including what is known as a corporation sole, consisting of one member. However, the issues relating to non-profit corporations can be complex. Note in particular that being incorporated as a non-profit entity DOES NOT automatically render the entity tax exempt. The exemption process is fairly complex. Consult with a knowledgeable attorney and accountant.
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