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

  • Washington State Nonprofit Conference. A virtual event. The power of participation.

    We’re working hard to keep you connected to your peers across the state. We’ve brought together experts on advocacy, equity, fundraising, finance, leadership, and transformation. May 19 and 20 will be packed with high-quality learning, including emerging issues. […]

  • 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

  • Dear Nonprofit Community,We are all deeply saddened and affected by the murder of George Floyd and recent events. We stand with our friends, families, and the Black community in this time of tremendous pain and [...]
  • 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. […]

  • Yakima Music en Acción, called YAMA by their community, looks like an after-school music program on the surface. With three youth orchestras, they provide a space for third through 12th graders, from 22 different schools [...]
  • Nonprofit life has transformed in the past few months, and so have fundraising strategies. Nonprofits are canceling in-person fundraisers and updating the ways they connect with their communities. The world is connecting virtually, and we’ve [...]