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New Liquor, Cannabis, Gambling and Events Toolkit!

June 19, 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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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. This toolkit is free, available for download here. Check out the interactive graphic to find what you need to move forward.  

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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 […]

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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. Here is a sneak peak at our conference program!