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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 […]

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D & O Insurance for Small Nonprofits

March 13, 2018 Nancy Bacon

Are you a new or small nonprofit that has never carried insurance? Do you wish you could get Directors & Officer’s (D&O) insurance to cover your board and executive, but you haven’t been able to find an affordable policy? Washington Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Insurance Program (NPIP) have talked about the dilemma of smaller nonprofits who can’t afford this step for some time. We are now pleased to share information about an affordable option that could be a fit for you. The Non Profit Insurance Program (NPIP), through its administrator, Clear Risk Solutions, has partnered with a carrier that can […]

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Daylong “Tools for Running Effective Nonprofits” starts March 10 in Long Beach

March 7, 2018 Nancy Bacon

Small, grassroots nonprofits tell us that they wish we had something on Saturday for board members who work. We know that staff members new to nonprofits need a chance to get the overview on how nonprofits work, from boards to budgets.  We want to make sure that nonprofit leaders in parts of the state without a lot of learning opportunities get what they need to succeed. “Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit” will be offered in Long Beach, Mount Vernon, Prosser, Moses Lake, and Tacoma this spring. We think about the content of the workshop as being what is involved […]

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Washington State Nonprofit Conference on May 16!

March 6, 2018 Nancy Bacon

The 2018 Washington State Nonprofit Conference is the only annual statewide gathering for nonprofit people. Take a day away from your desk to see your challenges from another perspective, meet nonprofit leaders from across the state, and visualize how you can lead the change for a better nonprofit sector. May 16 in Bellevue, Washington. Pre-conference tracks on May 15. Read more here.

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Train the Trainer series launches on April 4

March 6, 2018 Nancy Bacon

Strong nonprofits are vital to healthy communities. To stay strong, nonprofit leaders need opportunities to learn new skills and integrate new ideas into their daily practice. Those who teach nonprofit leaders need to be skilled instructors as much as content experts. That is why Washington Nonprofits has made excellence in training a priority within its learning program. Train the Trainer is designed for consultants and learning staff in the nonprofit and public sector who want to strengthen their training practice. Over the course of three sessions, we will cover how to train, tips and tools for increased engagement, and how to […]

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What do you hope to achieve this year? Start there when thinking about what to learn.

January 17, 2018 Nancy Bacon

January is a time when we think about goals, aspirations, new initiatives, and strategy. We hope for success knowing that the busyness of the day-to-day will soon distract us from long term projects. January is also the time when we are asked to speak with groups around the state about the learning programs we have ready for nonprofit leaders. And we have many, from in-person workshops to webinars to on-demand options ranging from insurance to ethics. But what we have to teach is not the first question we ask at the start of a new year. We are focused on […]

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Interested in joining our board?

December 15, 2017 Nancy Bacon

We are happy to hear from individuals who may be interested in serving on the Washington Nonprofits’ Board of Directors or one of our board committees.  We are seeking leaders with strong knowledge of the nonprofit sector in Washington State and commitment to our mission.  Please review our board profile and be in touch if you want to explore whether there is a good fit between your interests and our needs as an organization.

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The secret behind the toolkits

December 13, 2017 Nancy Bacon

Ever wonder what goes into developing Washington Nonprofits’ nationally (and internationally!) acclaimed toolkits? We are excited to be participating in Learning • Technology • Design, a virtual conference for people in the business of continuing education and professional development. The conference sets out to find new and better ways to engage learners and create lasting impact through the effective use of technology. Washington Nonprofits sees excellence in adult learning as a key element of nonprofit capacity building. Join us!

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2018 Central Washington Conference (Yakima)

December 13, 2017 Nancy Bacon

You care about your mission. You want to survive and thrive and make a difference here and in the world beyond. Yet there are barriers getting in the way of your success. You have to raise funds, rally your board, and recruit volunteers. And often you feel like you are doing this all alone. The Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good creates the space in which nonprofit leaders and volunteers learn, connect, and get inspired. KEYNOTE ADDRESS The New Network Leader: How You Can Grow Your Impact Featuring Jane Wei-Skillern, PhD & Marty Kooistra As you carry out your […]