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Washington Nonprofits Membership Update

Coming in January of 2020, Washington Nonprofits membership dues will be slightly adjusted. As the nonprofit sector in Washington grows, we are updating and simplifying our membership program so it can better serve you. Membership dues will still be on a sliding scale, with dues for small nonprofits starting at $50 a year. You can see a chart below outlining those changes. Our members are the foundation of our organization. It’s because of you that we offer affordable trainings, online and in person, designed to lead to meaningful action. Our public policy advocacy creates a positive climate for you to […]

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Member Spotlight: Morningside – The Transforming Power of Work

How many times have you been asked at a party, “So what do you do?” Work is a central connector to your community. For individuals with disabilities, having this connection can be especially meaningful to their lives. This month’s member spotlight is special. Beyond offering insights into nonprofit success, member organization Morningside also offers a challenge to nonprofits: “Be open to hiring a person with a disability.” Employers report that their employees with disabilities are dedicated, hardworking, and always enthusiastic to be at work. Plus, their presence creates a more positive work culture for everyone. What’s not to love? Since […]

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7 Perfect Reasons to Budget for Professional Development

Take a breath and think about your strategic priorities for 2020. What would you like to accomplish? Is there a skill you need to move your mission forward? You may need to justify professional development expenses to your boss or your board (or just yourself). Let us help you advocate for yourself. Here are 7 tried-and-true reasons attending a conference or a workshop is a smart use of your limited time and resources. […]

Policy Updates

What Do Washington State’s New Overtime Pay Rules Mean for Nonprofits?

Employees, including those working for nonprofits, who earn salaries under this threshold must earn overtime for any hours worked over 40 in one week. I know this change presents a challenge to most of us, particularly outside the Seattle metropolitan area. We face rising labor costs and funding levels that are not keeping pace. On the positive side, this could move us toward better compensation in the sector and less burnout. […]