Member Spotlight: Ocean Shores Food Bank – Listening to volunteers, a nonprofit’s secret strength

Like many nonprofits, the Ocean Shores Food Bank (OSFB) is an all volunteer run organization. Volunteers handle every task, from stocking shelves to assisting clients to raising money and awareness. It wasn’t on their list of tasks to create a literacy program, but when volunteers found books at the bottom of a food collection bin a year and a half ago, that’s exactly what they did. The Books for Kids program is one example of how an idea from volunteers turned into an innovative way for the food bank to operate. That program has now expanded to providing books for […]


A Day in Washington, DC!

David Streeter and Tom Lang went to DC last week for lobbying, networking, and learning. Read on to learn about their experiences at the 2019 National Council of Nonprofits Lobby Day and ConFab: The Content Strategy Conference! David Streeter, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, at Lobby Day 2019 Before the Confab started, I headed to Capitol Hill for two days of lobbying. Going to Capitol Hill is my favorite part of advocacy work. I truly love wandering the halls of Congress and taking it all in. It’s a humbling and exciting experience, even for someone like me who has […]

Public Policy Update

New Rule May Affect Who Gets Overtime Pay

Washington State’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has issued its official overtime pay proposal. In short, L&I is proposing to raise the overtime pay threshold (the minimum below which employees must be paid overtime for over 40 hours of work in a week) to 2.5x the minimum wage by 2026. This equates to a threshold annual salary of over $70,000. We know many nonprofits will be affected by this proposed rule, so we are committed to keeping you informed. Watch our webinar below and read on to learn how you can provide input during the next round of hearings. Click here to […]