2020 Nonprofit Conferences in Washington – going virtual!

Both Conferences Are Going Virtual!

As you know, it is no longer possible to host large in-person gatherings in Washington in the coming months. After conversations with many community members, we have decided to change how we implement the 2020 Washington State Nonprofit Conference and the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good.

There are a lot of unknowns. While we are hopeful that the landscape will improve over the coming months, our greatest concern is for the well-being of our community, the ability to plan ahead, and maintaining the opportunity to connect and learn from each other. 

This much we know:

Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good 

  • We will transition many of the workshops and some other aspects of the Conference to a virtual Conference. Please hold April 7 and 9 from 8:30am-3:00pm.
  • We will confirm the schedule for the virtual conference by Monday, March 23.
  • We are working on rescheduling the keynote speaker, Ellen Nodine, to an in-person event during Fall 2020. Your registration for the Conference will extend through this event. 

Washington State Nonprofit Conference

  • We will not hold the Conference or Pre-Conference Deep Dives on May 19 and 20 as an in-person event in Bellevue, Washington.
  • We will hold the Conference virtually on May 19 and 20. We have all the Conference Workshops listed on our website and we will confirm the schedule for the virtual conference no later than April 10. 
  • We are converting two of our Deep Dives, “Financial Strategy” and “The Nonprofit Lifecycle” to webinar series.
  • We are excited that the online format will increase our impact to a larger geographic area. We plan to add captioning as part of our commitment to improve accessibility. 

We are committed to making sure you and your organization get opportunities for connection, sharing, and getting answers to your most pressing questions. One benefit to moving online Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate all that you are doing to support your community through these times of uncertainty.

PS. There is a bright side to moving the conferences online: you can get the recordings and resources from every workshop, even those you can’t attend!

Participate in the  joyful recognition of the work nonprofits do in our communities to make a difference, add to your repertoire of tools and strategies, and connect with the people that matter to your work.

Conferences matter. It is important to our success that we step away from our desks, reflect on our practice, learn from experts, and connect with others. We are stronger when we network with leaders working in partner organizations. Our sector is stronger when there are spaces (even virtual) in which leaders from nonprofits, philanthropy, and the public sector can imagine new solutions to complex problems.

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Julia Hunter is the Membership Manager at Washington Nonprofits.