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Architecture of Action: Connecting conferences with change

Conferences fill ballrooms with people eager for inspiration, who then spill out into workshop rooms where they learn and connect with colleagues. That energy can be like a sugar rush – we reach a high state of excitement imagining how amazing things are going to be when we get home and reinvent. Or maybe that sugar rush-inducing excitement is really anxiety because we realize how far behind we seem to be. Conference season is upon us. The Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good (Yakima) is on April 19, Washington State Nonprofit Conference (Bellevue) on May 17, and the Nonprofit […]

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May 17: Washington State Nonprofit Conference (Bellevue)

Join us on May 17 for our state’s preeminent nonprofit conference!  We will draw on stories from the field, offer dedicated tracks on nonprofit fundamentals, equity, networked leadership, and wage issues. We are partnering with NPIP and CliftonLarsonAllen to offer two pre-conference tracks on May 16. This is a once-in-a-year chance to renew connections and take advantage of time away from the office to reflect in powerful ways. Visit our conference website for more information.

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Northwest WA

There are three hubs of nonprofit networking activity in Washington’s northwest corner. WHATCOM COUNTY The Whatcom Nonprofit Network meets regularly in Bellingham, hosting both trainings and networking events. It partners with the Whatcom Community Foundation. 10/14 (online): Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits – Facilitated peer conversation for nonprofits in Northwest Washington   SKAGIT COUNTY The Skagit Community Foundation partners with Washington Nonprofits and others to deliver nonprofit trainings to local nonprofits.   SAN JUAN/ISLAND COUNTIES The Orcas Island Community Foundation connects local nonprofits with resources and each other. Washington Nonprofits partners with the Whidbey Community Foundation to serve Whidbey Island. 9/23 -10/21 (online): Strategic […]

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Puget Sound

Puget Sound includes two main regions. The central Puget Sound area of Snohomish, King, Pierce, and Kitsap Counties has the largest number of nonprofits in Washington. Each of these counties has a community foundation supporting the nonprofits in their county. The second region is the south Puget Sound area of Mason, Lewis and Thurston Counties. The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound partners with Washington Nonprofits and others to ensure nonprofit learning in this region. KING COUNTY Many nonprofit support organizations work in King County, including 501 Commons and Wayfind. The area is supported by the Seattle Foundation.   PIERCE […]

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Coastal WA

Networks of nonprofits gather in Washington’s coastal communities, from Whidbey to Long Beach. Washington Nonprofits works with the Medina Foundation to bring nonprofit learning to a number of these communities. ISLAND COUNTY Washington Nonprofits partners with the Whidbey Community Foundation to serve Whidbey Island.   CLALLAM COUNTY Washington Nonprofits partners with the Olympic View Community Foundation to serve Clallam County.   JEFFERSON COUNTY Nonprofits in Jefferson County receive capacity building support from the Jefferson Community Foundation.   GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY Washington Nonprofits works in partnership with the Grays Harbor Community Foundation and Grays Harbor College Foundation to bring nonprofit learning […]

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Southwest WA

Washington Nonprofits works closely with the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington to support nonprofit learning in SW Washington. 9/16 (online): Boards in Gear – Facilitated peer conversation for nonprofits in Southwest Washington   COWLITZ COUNTY   KLICKITAT COUNTY   CLARK COUNTY   Please visit our calendar for a complete listing of local, regional, and online events:

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Central WA

There are two main regions of nonprofit activity in Central Washington. North Central Washington is served by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington and its Nonprofit Practices Institute. South Central Washington is served by a partnership of organizations working with Washington Nonprofits. YAKIMA COUNTY Washington Nonprofits works in partnership with the Central Washington Nonprofit Network, the United Way of Central Washington and the Yakima Valley Community Foundation to bring nonprofit learning to Yakima County. See the calendar for the regular nonprofit network meeting schedule. 11/10 (online): Central Wa Nonprofit Network Lunch & Learn   9/16 (online): Boards in Gear – Facilitated peer […]

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Eastern WA

Spokane is a hub of activity related to nonprofit learning. Washington Nonprofits convenes a series of learning events with the support of a number of funders, including the Innovia Community Foundation. SPOKANE COUNTY 11/9 (online): Spokane Nonprofit Network meeting   LINCOLN/ADAMS COUNTY   Please visit our calendar for a complete listing of local, regional, and online events: