Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Tieton Arts & Humanities

Finding Sustainable Ways to Serve its Community Tieton Arts and Humanities creates and implements artistic and cultural programs in Tieton, Washington. Like many nonprofits, it needed to find sustainable opportunities for local and regional engagement and celebration. It therefore re-invented its summer youth program, enhancing it by hiring a local artist who has introduced fun, engaging art projects. The program has also been able to partner with the Tieton Library and their summer reading program to expand its summer offerings. Tieton Arts and Humanities holds community at the heart of its focus. In 2013 the National Endowment for the Arts […]

Public Policy Update
Policy Updates

Advocacy Update – DOL Overtime Rules (Again)

Remember the proposed change in Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rules that we were all preparing to implement last year?  And how it was blocked at the last minute by the courts?  Well, DOL is now revisiting the issue and soliciting public comments regarding the rules.  We encourage nonprofits to submit comments so the rules will be made with nonprofits in mind, not just private companies.  Let them know how changes will impact your ability to deliver on your mission by sharing how an increase in the minimum salary levels would affect operations, resources, and staffing, as well as what […]

Learning

Planning for Action Will Help Your Board Members Forget to Be Forgetful

You will remember about 58 percent of this after 20 minutes, 33 percent after a day. That’s according to one study, with other studies showing varying levels of forgetting after you learn new information. The “forgetting curve” plots memory against time with a deep concave decline as soon as information is shared. You will forget most of what you read here in little time at all. I think about forgetting as I deliver the “Boards in Gear” trainings across Washington State. Typically, 50 to 80 board leaders attend these trainings to learn the secret sauce to having an awesome board. […]