Are you keeping up with changing wage rates and HR compliance requirements?

Minimum wage and overtime threshold levels now rise with inflation every year in Washington state. Make sure you are complying by paying your staff above these levels starting on January 1, 2021: 2021 State minimum wage:  $13.69 per hour (higher for the cities of Seattle and SeaTac) Salary level below which you must pay overtime:   Small employers (up to 50 employees):  $42,713 per year Large employers (51+): $49,832 per year While you are at it, be sure you post an updated copy of “Your Rights as a Worker” poster in an area where your employees can read it.  If your staff are […]


Resources for Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday, celebrated every year on the Tuesday following American Thanksgiving, is December 1, 2020. Many nonprofits that depend on generous donations during the holiday season will be giving special attention to this important fundraising day. Now is the time to invest your time and creativity in online fundraising strategies and to be in touch with your supporters. The virtual connection with your community – and need to take donations online – will continue to be important in the future. This means becoming familiar with the necessary technology and thinking about your online messaging. We’ve collected some resources to help you […]


Are you prepared for the new state overtime rules?

It’s budgeting season in a year like no other. For those of us without psychic ability and a crystal ball, how do we plan for 2021? There are many things to consider, but I want to lead with a big policy change that needs to be a focus of your forecasting: Significant changes to the Washington state overtime threshold rules are being phased in over the next 7.5 years. […]

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Action Alert: Arts & Culture Funding

Relief grants now available for arts and cultural nonprofits Dear Colleague, Yesterday, the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) in coordination with the Washington State Department of Commerce opened applications for CARES Relief funding grants for arts and culture nonprofits.  Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, including tribal organizations, and fiscally sponsored groups impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for general operating support. No funding match is required. The deadline to apply is October 23.  The application takes an estimated 30 minutes to complete. “The creative sector is an important part of Washington’s economy that’s […]