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Effective Trainers Lead to Strong Nonprofits

November 16, 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 because nonprofits don’t have time or money to waste. This is why Washington Nonprofits launched last November its “Train the Trainer” initiative. Inspired by the idea that every nonprofit learning experience in Washington should be excellent and action-focused, Washington Nonprofits Associate Director Nancy Bacon works closely with two local adult learning experts, Guila Muir and Tracy Flynn, to provide […]

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Announcing the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good

November 15, 2018 Nancy Bacon

All roads lead to Yakima, Washington on April 24, 2019! The Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good is where nonprofit leaders, philanthropy, and others working in the public space come together to learn, connect, and imagine new solutions to opportunities and challenges within our communities. Now in its sixth year, this Conference represents a partnership between Washington Nonprofits, the Central Washington Nonprofit Network, the Yakima Valley Community Foundation and many others. Akaya Windwood will keynote the Conference, speaking on the topic, “People Matter.” Based in Oakland, California, she is a partner at WiseBridge, a global transformative advising, training and […]

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Courage to Solve Big Programs

November 9, 2018 Nancy Bacon

It takes courage for a community to address the big issues in front of it. It takes courage to reach out to someone you don’t know and ask if they would work with you. It takes courage to become vulnerable about the challenges holding you back. It takes courage to imagine a solution and step forward towards it without really knowing it will work. Courage was on full display at “Next Steps for Network Leadership” in Yakima on November 2, 2018. Fifty-nine leaders from across Central Washington came together to dive deeper in the idea of network leadership, first introduced […]

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Webinars designed for learning

October 11, 2018 Nancy Bacon

If you recently joined Washington Nonprofits webinar, you may have noticed a difference in our emails. Every summer, the Washington Nonprofits learning team takes stock of the past year. We reflect on what we learned and imagine solutions to chronic challenges. Always working to deepen the transfer of learning to action within our programs, we think about what more we can do to support the implementation of the ideas we share in our webinars. This summer, we asked ourselves four questions: How can we increase the open rates of emails related to webinars? How can we increase the attendance at […]

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Next Steps in Network Leadership

September 26, 2018 Nancy Bacon

Veni, Vidi, Vici. Eat, Pray, Love. Learn, Connect, Act. Three is a magic number in more than just Schoolhouse Rock. Three is the number of times Washington Nonprofits has created the space to talk about collaboration in Central Washington. At a time when nonprofit leaders are stressed out yet eager to make a difference, we want to make sure they have every resource possible to succeed, including the chance to map a pathway forward in partnership with colleagues across their community. On November 2, teams of nonprofit leaders will come together in Yakima to take action on the key lessons […]

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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 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. 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. 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 […]