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Are you prepared for the new state overtime rules?

It’s budgeting season in a year like no other. For those of us without psychic ability and a crystal ball, how do we plan for 2021? There are many things to consider, but I want to lead with a big policy change that needs to be a focus of your forecasting: Significant changes to the Washington state overtime threshold rules are being phased in over the next 7.5 years. […]

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Update to the Community

Washington Nonprofits is the statewide association of nonprofits. Washington Nonprofits makes sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed through learning, advocacy, and collaboration. Funders and journalists ask us to comment on how nonprofits are doing and what main issues they are facing. In this update, we summarize what is going on for nonprofits and how Washington Nonprofits is evolving to meet changing needs. We are committed to holding ourselves accountable to our members, our funders, and the larger nonprofit community. With so much in flux at this time, we wanted to share an update on our activities now. We […]

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Valuing and Supporting Executive Directors

Executive Directors (EDs) face many pressures, including fundraising, leading the staff team, setting strategy, and maintaining relationships with many donors, funders, partners, and community members. They may struggle to meet the differing expectations of staff, board, and key community stakeholders. Since most nonprofits are chronically under-resourced, they are holding a great deal of day-to-day management of their organizations as well. ED jobs are now more challenging than ever. Last year, we did a lot of listening to EDs across Washington and summarized what we learned in our Executive Learning Needs Assessment. Among other things, we affirmed that EDs have different […]

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Planning for Reopening

During the pandemic, many nonprofits have temporarily shut their doors, while others have ramped up to provide essential services. How do we plan for the coming year, knowing that there is no going back to “normal”? […]

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Forgiveness Rules for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

On May 21, 2020 Washington Nonprofits presented a webinar on “COVID-19 & Nonprofits: Understanding Forgiveness Rules for the Paycheck Protection Program.” You can access the webinar recording and resources in this post. Keep scrolling for more resources and Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Updates. Webinar Resources: Presentation Slideshow Case Study Application Case Study Worksheet (navigate by choosing the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet) Corrections & Notes from the webinar: 1. Future Changes. There will likely be future changes to the application and additional rules issued by the SBA. Hopefully, the new rules will make it easier for borrowers with smaller […]

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Join to Show Your Support for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are vital to Washington State communities. The undersigned organizations call on our elected officials to include nonprofit organizations as a central part of COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts. Ensure that emergency grant and loan programs are accessible to nonprofits. Funding must be directed to nonprofits and accessible to smaller community organizations. Support “frontline” nonprofit service providers. Increasing emergency funding and access to personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard pay, and mental health services. Include nonprofit leaders at decision-making tables.  We know our communities and can contribute to lasting solutions. Expand charitable giving incentives.  Stimulate private philanthropy in support of recovery. Protect […]

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Washington Nonprofits COVID-19 Advocacy Update

Nonprofits are vital to society’s wellbeing. From food and shelter to arts and environmental conservation, we believe that all nonprofits offer essential services—services that must be continued safely during the crisis such as food banks and homeless shelters as well as services that must be assisted to resume as soon as it is safe to do so such as schools, museums, community development, and recreation. We have organized a united campaign for all nonprofits. Join us! Federal Advocacy As Congress crafts new rounds of relief packages, we need to raise our voices and tell our Congressional representatives that nonprofits are vital and […]