As the state association for all nonprofits, Washington Nonprofits makes sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed through learning, advocacy, and collaboration. We envision a strong, united nonprofit sector that is a valued partner in creating thriving communities across Washington.
Why a state association? Everything important in our communities relies on nonprofits, from education to eldercare, from economic development to the environment. Our communities thrive when we pay attention to the delivery of human services, rights and civic engagement, and culture and the arts. Importantly, it is nonprofits that deliver on these values. Our communities depend on strong nonprofits ready to achieve their missions. They rely on these nonprofits working in collaboration with other nonprofits, government agencies, the private sector, and citizens to achieve the kind of results that makes our communities healthier and more resilient.
Washington Nonprofits helps nonprofits learn what they need to know to achieve their mission. It increases their influence with policymakers and philanthropy so that they have a place at the table when decisions are made. It connects nonprofits to people and resources so that they can focus on getting the job done.
Washington Nonprofits was founded in 2010 by a dedicated board working in partnership with philanthropy. Together these leaders recognize the importance of having an association watching the backs of nonprofits of all sizes across our vast state during a time of economic change. Washington Nonprofits continues to be inspired by our belief that nonprofits represent our democracy in action as people come together to make a difference.
- We are Washington’s state association, a powerful connector of people within communities, across communities, and statewide. We are a proud member of the National Council of Nonprofits.
- We are a learning organization inside and out, delivering high quality education to nonprofits while learning from them what it is going to take to improve the system in which they work.
- We connect other organizations with a mission of serving nonprofits, filling gaps and piloting new programs in ways that expands reach and innovation.
- We are inspired by our values to be generous, connective, and transformative.
Washington Nonprofits delivers on our mission through three main, integrated initiatives: learning programs, public policy, and engagement. Many of our state’s most effective nonprofits are members of Washington Nonprofits. Together we make sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed.