We help nonprofits learn, increase their influence, and connect with people and resources.
We close the gaps that hold nonprofits back.
We revolutionize nonprofits’ place in our state and world.
We are the state association for all nonprofits in Washington.
 
Together, we strengthen our communities through strong nonprofits.

What’s Happening

  • During the pandemic, many nonprofits have temporarily shut their doors, while others have ramped up to provide essential services. How do we plan for the coming year, knowing that there is no going back to “normal”? […]

  • Black Lives Matter

    Today we recommit ourselves to work for racial equity inside and outside the nonprofit sector. We will stand in unity with our Black nonprofit organizations, friends, families, and communities. […]

  • Let’s get through this crisis together!
    We are learning fast about how to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofits, who typically operate on thin margins, are facing unprecedented challenges. Washington Nonprofits is committed to supporting nonprofits through this crisis with timely information and advocacy. […]

  • We have so many workshops and webinars planned for 2020! Will we see you at one of them? We’re bringing Boards in Gear, Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits, and Let’s Go Legal to cities across the state. Want to take all three courses? Join the Next Level Nonprofit program – the Walla Walla and online cohorts start at the end of January!
    Don’t forget about the conferences in Bellevue and Yakima! Read more for the complete listing of trainings this Winter/Spring […]

Blog

  • The first 3 conversations in our Considerations for Reopening series each saw over one hundred participants from nonprofits across Washington state. If you were able to join us, your questions and suggestions strengthened our nonprofit [...]
  • Executive Directors (EDs) face many pressures, including fundraising, leading the staff team, setting strategy, and maintaining relationships with many donors, funders, partners, and community members. They may struggle to meet the differing expectations of staff, [...]
  • Washington Nonprofits is pleased to provide administrative support for gatherings by and for Executive Directors who are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color. This first gathering is being called on an emergency basis by Andrea [...]
  • On May 21, 2020 Washington Nonprofits presented a webinar on “COVID-19 & Nonprofits: Understanding Forgiveness Rules for the Paycheck Protection Program.” You can access the webinar recording and resources in this post. Keep scrolling for [...]
  • Covid-19 continues to profoundly alter our world as we seek to cope with it…. we are all in the midst of it and cannot see its boundaries. No one is outside this trauma. So how can we hold ourselves, our organizations, and our communities together? We can learn from some principles that come from understanding organizational trauma and recovery.
    1. Contain the experience and create safety and stability.
    2. Understand that what you and others are feeling is normal.
    3. Accept that with no road map we will make mistakes.
    4. Share experiences and feelings with each other.
    5. Collectively make meaning from those experiences.
    6. Identify pockets of resilience in your organization.
    7. Celebrate unity, caring for each other, and coming together. […]