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WA Administrative Code Updated to Make Nonprofit and Library Fundraiser Tax Exemption Permanent

Nonprofits should never have to play tax collectors when raising funds to support their vital work. Thanks to the efforts of Washington Nonprofits and our partners, donors will not have to pay sales tax on auction items and raffle prizes at nonprofit fundraisers. We worked hard last legislative session to make sure The Nonprofit and Library Fundraiser Tax Exemption is permanent and officially part of the Washington Administrative Code. A special thank you to everyone who helped us to advocate for this important change in the final days of session. Your efforts made all the difference!

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Update to the Community

Washington Nonprofits is the statewide association of nonprofits. Washington Nonprofits makes sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed through learning, advocacy, and collaboration. Funders and journalists ask us to comment on how nonprofits are doing and what main issues they are facing. In this update, we summarize what is going on for nonprofits and how Washington Nonprofits is evolving to meet changing needs. We are committed to holding ourselves accountable to our members, our funders, and the larger nonprofit community. With so much in flux at this time, we wanted to share an update on our activities now. We […]

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Reopening: What’s Top of Mind for Nonprofits

The first 3 conversations in our Considerations for Reopening series each saw over one hundred participants from nonprofits across the state. If you were able to join us, your questions and suggestions strengthened our nonprofit network. There’s still time to register for Imagining the Workplace of the Future on Thursday, July 16. We heard you. Covid-19 has impacted every level of your life and work. You are concerned about: Mask requirements, Clean and safe facilities, Ongoing uncertainty, and Emotional wellbeing of clients, coworkers, and yourself. Mask Requirements Wearing face coverings in public is now required in the state of Washington. […]

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Valuing and Supporting Executive Directors

Executive Directors (EDs) face many pressures, including fundraising, leading the staff team, setting strategy, and maintaining relationships with many donors, funders, partners, and community members. They may struggle to meet the differing expectations of staff, board, and key community stakeholders. Since most nonprofits are chronically under-resourced, they are holding a great deal of day-to-day management of their organizations as well. ED jobs are now more challenging than ever. Last year, we did a lot of listening to EDs across Washington and summarized what we learned in our Executive Learning Needs Assessment. Among other things, we affirmed that EDs have different […]

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Planning for Reopening

During the pandemic, many nonprofits have temporarily shut their doors, while others have ramped up to provide essential services. How do we plan for the coming year, knowing that there is no going back to “normal”? […]