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Expanding our view of leadership

August 21, 2018 Laura Pierce

Over the past year, Washington Nonprofits has been working with a collaborative of capacity building organizations to improve access to quality leadership development opportunities for nonprofit and community leaders.  This Leadership Development Partnership has designed a “Learning Connections” searchable online catalog that will be hosted by 501 Commons and will launch in mid-September.  Washington Nonprofits coordinated an effort to hear the voices of some community leaders from underrepresented communities, and we have now published a report summarizing what we heard from 40 participants from across Washington.  Here are the key findings: Current leadership development programs are not reflective of the […]

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Member Spotlight: Volunteer Methow – Volunteer Innovation & the Elusive Generation Gap

August 16, 2018 Julia Hunter

There’s got to be a way that we can do this on a smart phone, someone thought. “This” was the connection of community members with nonprofits needing help: specifically, the millennial generation. The Methow Conservancy took a strong interest in engaging this age group in work across their community through the GenNxt project. They convened a volunteer fair to bridge the passion for community that this generation brings with concrete ways to “plug in.” Yet connecting people the old-fashioned way, face to face, brings inefficiencies that come with events requiring the attendance of geographically-dispersed people. Smart phone to the rescue. […]

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Northeast WA

August 14, 2018 Nancy Bacon

Washington Nonprofits partners with WSU Extension Offices to provide support to nonprofits in Washington’s northeast. FERRY STEVENS 4/26/19 (Colville): Boards in Gear PEND OREILLE 3/8/19 (Newport): Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit   Please visit our calendar for a complete listing of local, regional, and online events:

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Southeast WA

August 14, 2018 Nancy Bacon

There are two main hubs of activity for nonprofits in southeast Washington: Pullman and Walla Walla. The Palouse Nonprofit Network provides a place for nonprofit leaders to come together over issues they care about. WHITMAN COUNTY Washington Nonprofits works in partnership with the United Way, Chamber of Commerce and the Community Action Center. WALLA WALLA COUNTY Washington Nonprofits works in partnership with the Walla Walla Nonprofit Learning Center, a partnership with Sherwood Trust and Walla Walla Community College. 1/29/19 (Walla Walla): Finance Unlocked in Nonprofits

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New gambling rules… updated toolkit

August 10, 2018 Nancy Bacon

Washington State Gambling Commission changed its fee structure in July 2018. This will impact nonprofits who apply for gambling licenses for raffles or other activities. When you get a new license, or renew your license after July 2018, you will pay (1) an annual base license fee amount and then (2) additional license fees based on quarterly gross gambling receipts. Each quarter you may have additional license fees based on a percentage of your gross receipts. Your total yearly license fees will be based on your gambling gross receipts collected and reported each quarter. The expiration of your current gambling license will determine when you enter […]

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August Public Policy Update

August 2, 2018 David Streeter

The late summer shows no sign of slowing down on the public policy front. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries released its menu of overtime pay options for comments by employers; The Columbian ran a pro-Johnson Amendment editorial specifically highlighting our work; and the Washington State Department of Commerce released a funding opportunity for census outreach. Additionally, this month’s policy update contains information about our September 5th Public Policy Advisory Call, tips on how to get started with your state budget advocacy, and an advocacy success story from our friends at The Mockingbird Society. Read on for the August Public […]