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Hot off the Presses: Safety and Health in Nonprofits Toolkit

Your people matter.

So let’s make sure you have the information and tools to protect them and follow the law.

Nonprofit people are all about the work. We roll up our sleeves and do what needs to be done, from moving furniture for events to sitting in old chairs not quite at the right height. We know our people matter—where would we be without our tireless volunteers and dedicated staff! And yet paying close attention to safety and health falls by the wayside because we lack time, money, or technical knowledge to do the right thing. […]

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Community Foundations: Community, Connection, and Collaboration

Give where you live. That’s the philanthropy that community foundations inspire. Community foundations bring together the financial resources of local individuals and businesses in support of worthy causes. They invest in deep local knowledge to solve problems and act on opportunities. They make space for nonprofits to learn from each other and visitors from outside the community. Through their work, they weave together all of the elements of a healthy community. Washington Nonprofits’ Nancy Bacon recently spent an afternoon with three community foundations: Pacific Community Foundation, Olympic View Community Foundation (Clallam County), and Whidbey Community Foundation. All three are young […]


KING5 News Features Washington Nonprofits

On September 16, 2019, Washington Nonprofits’ Associate Director Nancy Bacon spoke on New Day Northwest about strategies for starting, running, and supporting nonprofits. Over four minutes, the interview covers what to think about in starting a nonprofit, what to consider when donating to a nonprofit, and how to consider nonprofits through the upcoming election season. Click on the image to watch the interview.    


What does Action Learning have to do with DEI?

by Aparna Rae and Jessica Walker Beaumont, Partners – Moving Beyond Diversity, inclusion, belonging, and at times equity, have been hot topics across both the private and social sectors. Alongside the rise of DEI as a field, we’ve seen a growing number of public scandals at big names in the private sector such as Uber, Microsoft, and in philanthropy. Despite the surge in conversation and budgets being allocated to training, unrepresented groups continue to feel marginalized, and bias at work undermines the ability of people of color to rise into leadership roles. In the private sector, a continued lack of […]


Equity and Your Nonprofit

Spokane series offered in conjunction with Ijeoma Oluo presentation By Gabriel Cruden, Program Manager – Eastern Region In her bestselling book So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo describes racism as, “a prejudice against someone based on race, when those prejudices are reinforced by systems of power.” In the nonprofit sector we are constantly navigating systems of power in order to gain and direct resources to meet acute needs in our communities. The better we can understand these systems, the better we can address issues of inequity and injustice and change the systems that maintain them. With the […]


Five Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Nonprofit’s Accounting Year End

Guest post by Julleen Snyder, Partner, Jacobson Jarvis For the past five years, we have partnered with Jacobson Jarvis to help board members learn what they need to know about nonprofit finance. As you can see in this guest post, Jacobson Jarvis connects you with practical information and tools so you can focus on your mission. Join Washington Nonprofits and Jacobson Jarvis for Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits online on October 30 or in person on October 1 in Everett or October 31 in Bellevue. Our Quickbooks class will run in Seattle on December 5 and online on December 10-12. When […]


New Nonprofit Network in northeast Washington!

Nonprofit staff, board members, and volunteers in the northeast corner of the state were eager to learn more and to collaborate locally after attending a training in the spring, led by Nancy Bacon, Washington Nonprofits Associate Director. In response, Washington Nonprofits is convening the first in a series of network meetings for the region, starting Sept. 10 in Newport, Washington. “For this kick-off network meeting, we will do an exercise to identify some of the more acute needs that nonprofits in the region currently have,” said Gabriel Cruden, eastern region program manager for Washington Nonprofits. “This will help inform future […]


What does it take to keep our people safe and healthy?

Be a part of our next toolkit development! Washington Nonprofits received a Safety and Health Investment Project grant from Washington State Labor & Industries. We want to make sure you have the information, tools, and connections you need to keep your people safe and healthy. We also want to make sure you are following the law. Can you take 5 minutes to complete this survey? […]

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What a day we had in Yakima!

More than 275 people gathered in Yakima for the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good on April 24, 2019. People came from Okanagan to Walla Walla counties, from Aberdeen to Spokane. They made their way to Yakima to learn, connect, and be inspired. Washington Nonprofits proudly partnered with Northwest Harvest and NPIP to create one conference at which a wide array of people with different interests could come together. Keynote speaker Akaya Windwood kicked off the day with a high impact session on leadership. As one attendee put it, she focused on making us human again, helping us to […]