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Free Coaching for Executive Directors

The Community Consulting Project (CCP) is accepting clients for executive coaching services. The coaches are all experienced practitioners who can help you navigate and lead through this unprecedented time. The coach and client will negotiate the frequency of the sessions based on mutual needs and expectations. Are you thinking about requesting a coach through CCP? And perhaps wondering what kinds of areas are typically addressed in a coaching relationship? CCP has offered coaching in three sessions: 2018, 2019, and a shortened opportunity in response to the pandemic in 2020. Over that time we have worked with EDs from across Washington State, rural […]

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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 […]

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2021 Volunteer Managers Cohort

This is the landing page for the 2021 Volunteer Managers Cohort! Thanks to funding from Serve Washington, Washington Nonprofits will continue serving volunteer managers with three convenings of volunteer managers in 2021 and additional support between events. […]

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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 […]

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Member Spotlight: YAMA (Yakima Music en Acción) – Walking the Talk with Leadership and Equity

Yakima Music en Acción, called YAMA by their community, looks like an after-school music program on the surface. With three youth orchestras, they provide a space for third through 12th graders, from 22 different schools in the Yakima School District, to learn how to play classical music. Dig a little deeper and you can see it’s more than an orchestra. It’s a leadership program centered in diversity, equity, and inclusion work, that has a significant impact on the young people who participate. The authenticity of this impact is possible because YAMA walks the talk, striving to incorporate what they teach […]

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Resources for Your Online Fundraising Campaign

Nonprofit life has transformed in the past few months, and so have fundraising strategies. Nonprofits are canceling in-person fundraisers and updating the ways they connect with their communities. The world is connecting virtually, and we’ve collected some resources to help you plan for your next online giving campaign. GiveBIG 2020 GiveBIG is a statewide program to facilitate online donations to nonprofits organized by 501 Commons, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. This event is open to IRS tax-exempt organizations serving and headquartered in Washington State. Through GiveBIG, nonprofits raise funds online and connect with new donors. In 2019, 20% of donors reported […]

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Sample Forms for Volunteers and Clients during COVID-19

Many nonprofits are continuing to operate and provide vital services in their communities during the COVID crisis. Here are sample liability waivers that can be used with volunteers and clients during the pandemic.We are grateful to our partner NPIP (Non Profit Insurance Program) for sharing these model forms to help nonprofits adjust and continue to serve at this time. Download an editable version of the Sample Waiver or Notification for Shelters and the Sample Waiver of Liability for Providing Volunteer Services.

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Member Spotlight: Sound Experience – Looking to the future

“We have to help each other.” Suchitra Iyer, the Development Director at Sound Experience, sees partnerships as the future for nonprofits. Sound Experience has been operating for over 30 years, offering youth programs aboard the schooner Adventuress on the waters of the Salish Sea. A huge part of their mission is to motivate youth to care about the future of the waterways and to protect the health of the Salish Sea for the coming generations. They are experts at always looking to the future. Their unique mission, combining the historic preservation of Adventuress (a 107-year-old National Historic Landmark), education, and […]

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Census Resources for Historically Undercounted Communities

During the month of April, Washington Nonprofits and the US Census Bureau are partnering to bring you a series of webinars focusing on specific historically undercounted communities. Each will include a presentation from an expert in the field followed by a conversation about how to continue Census outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic. How will an undercount impact communities? How has COVID-19 impacted outreach to historically undercounted communities? How can we shift to new strategies to reach historically undercounted persons? Wed, April 8:  Statistics in Schools with Judy Dunne Thur, April 9:  Social Media and Video Contest with Licett Figueroa  Tues, April 14:  How Census Data Impacts Health Care […]