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Architecture of Action: Connecting conferences with change

February 16, 2017 Nancy Bacon

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)

February 15, 2017 Nancy Bacon

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

February 6, 2017 Nancy Bacon

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. 11/6/18 – 12/4/18 (Bellingham): Boards in Gear series SKAGIT COUNTY The Skagit Community Foundation partners with Washington Nonprofits and others to deliver nonprofit training to local nonprofits.   SAN JUAN/ISLAND COUNTIES 11/8/18 (Whidbey Island): Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat   Orcas Island The Orcas Island Community Foundation connects local nonprofits with resources and each other.   Please visit our calendar for a complete listing of local, regional, and […]

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Puget Sound

February 5, 2017 Nancy Bacon

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 Besides the many nonprofit support organizations that work in King County, the area is served by the Seattle Foundation. 11/30/18 (Seattle): Strategic Financial […]

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Coastal WA

February 4, 2017 Nancy Bacon

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. 2/2/19 (Sequim): Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit 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 […]

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Southwest WA

February 3, 2017 Nancy Bacon

Washington Nonprofits works closely with the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington to support nonprofit learning in SW Washington. New events being planned for fall 2018! COWLITZ COUNTY 11/29/18 (Longview): Let’s Go Legal – Getting the Right Road to Compliance and Protection 3/9/19 (Longview): Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit KLICKITAT COUNTY 11/17/18 (Stevenson): Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit CLARK COUNTY 1/12/19 (Vancouver): Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit Please visit our calendar for a complete listing of local, regional, and online events:  

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Central WA

February 2, 2017 Nancy Bacon

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. 11/13/18 (Yakima): Central Washington Nonprofit Network Lunch & Learn   KITTITAS COUNTY Washington Nonprofits works […]

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Eastern WA

February 1, 2017 Nancy Bacon

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 11/12/18 (Spokane): Spokane Nonprofit Network Meeting Please visit our calendar for a complete listing of local, regional, and online events: