Video Meeting Tools

Zoom Meet Teams


Neighborhood and committee chairs may share a limited number of available Zoom accounts purchased by Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.

For assistance using Zoom, contact Sylvia Bogert, or John Tappero,

Zoom help

SWNI Board Zoom Instructions


Neighborhoods may request G Suite accounts for board members, providing full features of Google Meet; shared meeting management, recording and 30 GB cloud storage. This is made available for free, through a Google for Nonprofits grant.

Meet help

Contact Sharon Keast,


Microsoft Teams is free for everyone.

Teams help

Contact Sharon Keast,

Serving on Nonprofit Board When You Can’t Meet in Person

Online Meetings and Elections Recommendations

Civic Life Recommendations on N.A. Meetings and Elections Amid COVID-19.pdf

Contact Sharon Keast, for assistance in setting up an online elecitons ballot.



Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI) is a coalition office funded by the City of Portland to provide training, orientation, information and consultation to city-recognized neighborhood associations in southwest Portland. SWNI's role is to develop organizational capacity of the associations and be a resource for neighbors advocating a particular position on issues of livability.

City of Portland neighborhood system standards

City Code Title 3.96 is the authorizing language for Portland's neighborhood system and directs the City of Portland to develop Standards.  The Standards include regulations for Neighborhood Associations to follow in order to be recognized by the City.

City of Portland & Multnomah County contacts

(503) 823-4000

General Information for both City of Portland and Multnomah County. Not sure who to call? Try this number and you will be directed to someone that can assist you.

Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ)

Find these resources on the DOJ nonprofit website:

  • Guide to Nonprofit Board Service in Oregon
  • 20 Questions that Directors Should be Asking