Black, Indigenous, & People of Color Executive Directors
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Black, Indigenous, People of Color Executive Directors Emergency Meeting

Washington Nonprofits is pleased to provide administrative support for gatherings by and for Executive Directors who are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color. This first gathering is being called on an emergency basis by Andrea Caupain, Victoria Santos, Ananda Valenzuela, and Jodi Nishioka. Dear fellow executive directors of color, We are calling for an emergency meeting of BIPOC EDs in Washington State, taking place virtually on 6/18 from 3-5 pm. As society grapples with a racist police system and pervasive white supremacy that continue to harm and kill Black people even while Covid-19 disproportionately affects BIPOC communities, we EDs of […]

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Staying Sane During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 continues to profoundly alter our world as we seek to cope with it…. we are all in the midst of it and cannot see its boundaries. No one is outside this trauma. So how can we hold ourselves, our organizations, and our communities together? We can learn from some principles that come from understanding organizational trauma and recovery.
1. Contain the experience and create safety and stability.
2. Understand that what you and others are feeling is normal.
3. Accept that with no road map we will make mistakes.
4. Share experiences and feelings with each other.
5. Collectively make meaning from those experiences.
6. Identify pockets of resilience in your organization.
7. Celebrate unity, caring for each other, and coming together. […]

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TrendWatch: Transfer of Wealth Study from Innovia Foundation

To counter the narrative of scarcity in rural communities, Innovia Foundation commissioned a transfer of wealth study in June 2019. Innovia serves the 10 counties of Eastern Washington and 10 counties of North Idaho. They collaborated with Locus Impact Investing to better understand the way that wealth is held in the foundation’s 20-county service area. The study produced conservative estimates about the amount of wealth that will transfer from one generation to the next in the coming decade. […]

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Member Spotlight: Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho – Membership in a Time of Civic Decline

Let’s talk about membership. Membership organizations, like churches, fraternities, and other civic clubs, have seen decreases in member numbers over the last three decades. Research points to technology, mass media, changing family structure, and urban sprawl to explain this decline. Whatever the reason, only a quarter of Americans volunteered in 2015 and membership organizations are suffering as a result.  Brian Newberry, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI), talks about how they are dealing with membership in the time of civic decline. Traditionally the Girl Scouts require participation from the whole family. This level of […]

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2019 Conferences Impact Report

Washington Nonprofits is proud of the success of both of our 2019 conferences.  You can read more about them by clicking on the impact reports below. Washington State Nonprofit Conference 2019 May 21, 2019 Central Washington Nonprofit Conference 2019 April 24, 2019