We help nonprofits learn, increase their influence, and connect with people and resources.
We close the gaps that hold nonprofits back.
We revolutionize nonprofits’ place in our state and world.
We are the state association for all nonprofits in Washington.
 
Together, we strengthen our communities through strong nonprofits.

What’s Happening

  • On September 16, 2019, Washington Nonprofits’ Associate Director Nancy Bacon spoke on New Day Northwest about strategies for starting, running, and supporting nonprofits. Over four minutes, the interview covers what to think about in starting a nonprofit, what to consider when donating to a nonprofit, and how to consider nonprofits through the upcoming election season. Click on the image to watch the interview.    
  • 2020 Census

    May 25, 2018

    An accurate count impacts all nonprofits. It drives government funding, and it gives us the data we need to write grants. Learn what you can do to help ensure an accurate count. […]

Blog

  • 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. […]

  • Resources for Leaders

    November 19, 2019
    Our partner the Community Consulting Partnership (CCP) is offering two types of support to nonprofits: Consulting support for nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound region Free executive coaching for executive directors, focused on Washington Nonprofits [...]
  • What Makes People Care?

    November 19, 2019
    Think about the last, great novel you read. For me, it’s Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. I would describe it as a space opera, political thriller, and environmental treatise all in one. Two out [...]
  • The Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) protects endangered species, advocates for marine life, provides education through school programs and events, connects the community to the local environment—and they continually inspire conservation of the Salish [...]
  • Picture this scenario: Your nonprofit is hosting a gala with a silent auction. You and your fellow staff members are overwhelmed with all the craziness of working the event while your guests are having a [...]