July 2021 Connector

Welcome to the July 2021 Connector – the Washington Nonprofits monthly newsletter. In this edition: The New Washington Nonprofits Slack Community is Here You’re Invited: Collective Community Engagement Event We’re Hiring Health Insurance Options for Small Nonprofits Taking on Nonprofit HR Challenges  Sum-sum-summertime Reading Read the full July 2021 Connector here!

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Health Insurance Options for Small Nonprofits

Q: We have fewer than 5 employees. How can we provide health insurance benefits for them? A: Many of us have health on our minds. The health insurance market is confusing, so I asked three experts for their advice: Ron SchmidAccount Executive – Employee BenefitsConover Insurance Chris FountasVice President of Client ServicesNonstop Administration and Insurance Services, Inc. Robert RicciardelliRegional HR ConsultantTriNet With pressure on nonprofit staff higher than ever, conscientious organizations are looking for better ways to care for their people. Chris Fountas of Nonstop points out that employer-sponsored health insurance benefits boost recruitment, healthy organizational culture, and employee retention. […]


2021 Summer Reading Picks

Get to know the Washington Nonprofits Board and Staff members by hearing what we’re reading this summer. Maybe your next favorite book is on this list! From the Washington Nonprofits Board: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown This book shows the true grit and determination of the human spirit. Through the power and beauty of sport, these nine men from all different walks of life overcame their challenges and differences to create a bond that goes past their team and is woven into their lives […]


Channel Your Interests in Slack

It’s here! The Washington Nonprofits Slack Community is a space for people who work, volunteer, and consult with nonprofits in Washington state to connect, collaborate, and strengthen the sector. This communication platform allows for conversations, sharing of relevant information, and brainstorming solutions. Let’s take a closer look at channels you can join. Channels are a way to organize topics and conversations into dedicated spaces.  We can join or leave channels based on our interest and it’s easier to find information on a particular topic later. In fact, Slack stands for “Searchable Log of All Communication and Knowledge.” Currently, we have […]