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Make Your Voice Heard on Overtime Pay

September 14, 2017 Marisol Morales

Dear Washington Nonprofits Members, I wanted to be sure you knew that the U.S. Department of Labor has an open request for information (RFI) on updating the rules for overtime pay. A quick review of the comments submitted so far reveals that less than 100 of the 138,000 comments reference nonprofits. Please participate so that nonprofit voices are heard. Despite a federal judge formally rejecting the Obama Administration’s proposed changes to overtime rules, the Trump Administration is still soliciting feedback from employers on how best to update the overtime rules. We request that your organization respond to the RFI by following these steps: Conduct a […]

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Unemployment Insurance Options for Nonprofits

September 14, 2017 Marisol Morales

Nonprofits, like for profit businesses, pay unemployment taxes to provide funds for any employees who may lose their jobs. Nonprofits interested in independently reimbursing the state for unemployment claims have several alternatives and no one unemployment cost option is right for every 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Weighing the pros and cons of your unemployment tax alternatives can help you make an educated decision on the choice that best fits your organization. Unlike your for-profit counterparts, 501(c)(3) nonprofits have the unique opportunity, as allowed by Federal law, to opt out of the state unemployment tax system and become a direct reimbursing employer. This […]

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September Public Policy Update

September 14, 2017 Marisol Morales

Weigh in on Washington Capital Budget Delay and Federal Overtime Rules The fall season is shaping up to be full of public policy developments impacting nonprofits. Below is a round up of key items for your organization to be aware of. If there are other issues impacting your organization, or you would like to discuss these items further, please feel free to reach out to Washington Nonprofits’ Director of Public Policy and Advocacy David Streeter. Washington State’s capital budget is currently delayed. If your organization is impacted by the delay, please email david@washingtonnonprofits.org to share your story. We want to […]

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Advocacy Update – DOL Overtime Rules (Again)

August 14, 2017 Tom Lang

Remember the proposed change in Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rules that we were all preparing to implement last year?  And how it was blocked at the last minute by the courts?  Well, DOL is now revisiting the issue and soliciting public comments regarding the rules.  We encourage nonprofits to submit comments so the rules will be made with nonprofits in mind, not just private companies.  Let them know how changes will impact your ability to deliver on your mission by sharing how an increase in the minimum salary levels would affect operations, resources, and staffing, as well as what […]

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Planning for Action Will Help Your Board Members Forget to Be Forgetful

August 14, 2017 Marisol Morales

Originally posted by Nancy Bacon on the BoardSource Blog, Jul 26, 2017 9:45:46 AM Nancy Bacon will be presenting at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum in Seattle, October 19-20. Please consider joining us there. You will remember about 58 percent of this after 20 minutes, 33 percent after a day. That’s according to one study, with other studies showing varying levels of forgetting after you learn new information. The “forgetting curve” plots memory against time with a deep concave decline as soon as information is shared. You will forget most of what you read here in little time at all. I think about forgetting […]

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Architecture of Action: Connecting conferences with change

February 16, 2017 Nancy Bacon

Conferences fill ballrooms with people eager for inspiration, who then spill out into workshop rooms where they learn and connect with colleagues. That energy can be like a sugar rush – we reach a high state of excitement imagining how amazing things are going to be when we get home and reinvent. Or maybe that sugar rush-inducing excitement is really anxiety because we realize how far behind we seem to be. Conference season is upon us. The Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good (Yakima) is on April 19, Washington State Nonprofit Conference (Bellevue) on May 17, and the Nonprofit […]

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May 17: Washington State Nonprofit Conference (Bellevue)

February 15, 2017 Nancy Bacon

Join us on May 17 for our state’s preeminent nonprofit conference!  We will draw on stories from the field, offer dedicated tracks on nonprofit fundamentals, equity, networked leadership, and wage issues. We are partnering with NPIP and CliftonLarsonAllen to offer two pre-conference tracks on May 16. This is a once-in-a-year chance to renew connections and take advantage of time away from the office to reflect in powerful ways. Visit our conference website for more information.