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Northeast WA

August 14, 2018 Nancy Bacon

Washington Nonprofits partners with WSU Extension in Colville to provide support to nonprofits in Washington’s northeast. FERRY STEVENS 9/19/18 (Colville): Strategic Planning in Nonprofits PEND OREILLE Please visit our calendar for a complete listing of local, regional, and online events:

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Southeast WA

August 14, 2018 Nancy Bacon

There are two main hubs of activity for nonprofits in southeast Washington: Pullman and Walla Walla. The Palouse Nonprofit Network provides a place for nonprofit leaders to come together over issues they care about. WHITMAN COUNTY Washington Nonprofits works in partnership with the United Way, Chamber of Commerce and the Community Action Center. 10/15/18 (Pullman): Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits WALLA WALLA COUNTY Washington Nonprofits works in partnership with the Walla Walla Nonprofit Learning Center, a partnership with Sherwood Trust and Walla Walla Community College. 10/16/18 (Walla Walla): Six Superpowers of a Small Shop Fundraiser 11/14/18 (Walla Walla): Strategic Planning in Nonprofits

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New gambling rules… updated toolkit

August 10, 2018 Nancy Bacon

Washington State Gambling Commission changed its fee structure in July 2018. This will impact nonprofits who apply for gambling licenses for raffles or other activities. When you get a new license, or renew your license after July 2018, you will pay (1) an annual base license fee amount and then (2) additional license fees based on quarterly gross gambling receipts. Each quarter you may have additional license fees based on a percentage of your gross receipts. Your total yearly license fees will be based on your gambling gross receipts collected and reported each quarter. The expiration of your current gambling license will determine when you enter […]

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New Liquor, Cannabis, Gambling and Events Toolkit!

July 30, 2018 Nancy Bacon

You are running an event in a community center and want to serve wine. Maybe you are planning a donor reception in a board member’s home and have champagne ready to pop open. Perhaps your local Scout Troop is holding a “Cow Pie Bingo,” and you need to know the rules. Announcing “Liquor, Cannabis, Gambling… and Your Fundraising Event,” a new toolkit available on the Washington Nonprofit Institute website. It was produced by Washington Nonprofits in partnership with Wayfind and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. With support from the Office of the Secretary of State, this resource was […]

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Starting a Nonprofit: New toolkit available!

June 6, 2018 Nancy Bacon

There are 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States. Washington typically sees 4,000 new nonprofits formed each year. How do we make sure people have what they need to think about the difference they want to make and the structure best suited to moving forward?  With support from the Office of the Secretary of State, Washington Nonprofits worked with 501 Commons and Wayfind to produce a new toolkit for people wanting to turn an idea into an organization. To download the free toolkit, visit Starting a Nonprofit on the Washington Nonprofit Institute. There’s also an interactive graphic to find what you need […]

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Effective trainers: a key element to building a strong nonprofit sector

June 6, 2018 Nancy Bacon

“Thank you! These workshops gave me so much useful information, tangible information to use!” You need to know a lot to run a nonprofit organization. You need a well-honed set of skills and tools designed to help you take action. You need to know that every training you go to will be excellent and action-focused. In three sessions between April and May, 68 consultants and in-house trainers from both nonprofits and government agencies participated in the inaugural “Train the Trainer” series offered by Washington Nonprofits in partnership with Guila Muir and Tracy Flynn. They learned how to construct an effective workshop, […]

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Network Leadership: Conversations across Central Washington

June 5, 2018 Nancy Bacon

“Thank you for your commitment to helping facilitate the conversations and building the momentum as we move forward!  The thought of what could come from this has renewed my energy.”      – Nonprofit leader in Ellensburg Ultimately the success of a conference is measured by whether anything is different a month or more later. One month after the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good, small groups of nonprofit leaders met in Wenatchee, Ellensburg, Yakima and Kennewick (and by phone) to continue the conversation on network leadershipstarted at the conference by Jane Wei-Skillern and Marty Kooistra These groups wanted […]

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Census 2020

May 25, 2018 Nancy Bacon

The federal government is currently making preparations for the constitutionally required 2020 Census. With nearly $14 billion in federal funds at stake for Washington State, Washington Nonprofits is calling on Congress to do what it takes to ensure an accurate count in 2020. Read more and watch the video to learn why the census matters what you can do to help ensure an accurate count. Census 2020 from Washington Nonprofits on Vimeo.

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New toolkit: Liquor, Cannabis, Gambling… and Your Fundraising Event

April 16, 2018 Nancy Bacon

You are running an event in a community center and want to serve wine. Maybe you are planning a donor reception in a board member’s home and have champagne ready to pop open. Perhaps your local Scout Troop is holding a “Cow Pie Bingo,” and you need to know the rules. Announcing “Liquor, Cannabis, Gambling… and Your Fundraising Event,” a new toolkit produced by Washington Nonprofits in partnership with Wayfind and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board! With support from the Office of the Secretary of State, this resource was designed to help you stay legal at your next […]

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Introducing “Now What?”

March 14, 2018 Nancy Bacon

We nonprofit people face the ebb and flow of good and bad fortune. Our ability to achieve our mission is not always up to us. The stars align—or don’t – and things happen that we need to respond to. The Washington Nonprofits Learning team, in partnership with Three Choices Communications, has developed a new game designed to encourage conversations about risk and strategy. “Now What?” came out of conversations about the positive and negative things that can happen while starting a nonprofit. It evolved into a set of cards suitable for play at any stage of an organization. How do […]