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Member Spotlight: Three advocacy stories

Every year nonprofit leaders from across Washington come together in Olympia for the Annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception. They often meet with their legislators earlier in the day and then gather at the Governor’s Mansion to mingle with elected officials, connect with peers from across the state, and celebrate the accomplishments of nonprofits. The refreshments are excellent and the company even better. We asked three Washington Nonprofits members at the reception this year to tell us what they want their legislators and community to know about their mission. Here are their mini-member spotlights! The Pierce County AIDS Foundation, through education and […]

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Hello Wonderful Supervisor

Hello [WONDERFUL SUPERVISOR], This year we have a lot of exciting work to do. To make sure I have everything I need to succeed, I’d love to attend the upcoming state conference from Washington Nonprofits. The Washington State Nonprofit Conference is the only statewide gathering by and for nonprofit professionals. Participating in the broader nonprofit community is an important investment in my leadership path. The 2020 Washington State Nonprofit Conference will be May 20, 2020, in Bellevue. I’m excited about participating in workshop sessions. They will lead me think deeply about what it will take to move ideas into action. […]

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Action Alert: Don’t Let The Fundraising Tax Exemption Expire!

Unless you want to collect taxes at your next fundraising gala, please take 3 minutes now to support House Bill 1808.  The nonprofit and library fundraising exemption is set to expire this summer. It provides a tax exemption for nonprofit donors who either purchase or win items from nonprofit fundraising events. This exemption is vital for two reasons: It encourages donors to bid generously at fundraising auctions and participate in raffles without the dampening effect of knowing that a sales or use tax will be placed on their contribution. It avoids the administrative burden to nonprofits having to collect and […]

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Washington Nonprofits is hiring!

Director of Policy & Communications: This position is a key member of the Washington Nonprofits leadership team. The Director of Policy & Communications will lead Washington Nonprofits’ communications strategies and activities in support of our goals of advocating on behalf of nonprofits, growing membership, securing funding, and driving participation in learning events. They will serve as the point person for our public policy advocacy, lobbying at the state and federal levels and supporting and mobilizing nonprofits in Washington to speak out on issues of common concern. Keep reading for more information and to apply! […]

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TrendWatch: Transfer of Wealth Study from Innovia Foundation

To counter the narrative of scarcity in rural communities, Innovia Foundation commissioned a transfer of wealth study in June 2019. Innovia serves the 10 counties of Eastern Washington and 10 counties of North Idaho. They collaborated with Locus Impact Investing to better understand the way that wealth is held in the foundation’s 20-county service area. The study produced conservative estimates about the amount of wealth that will transfer from one generation to the next in the coming decade. […]

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Member Spotlight: Phoenix Conservancy – Working for flora, fauna, and humans

Washingtonians know how fortunate we are to live in a state with a beautiful and varied landscape. We also know that non-indigenous settlers have seriously altered that landscape. The Palouse Prairie, which encompasses much of Eastern Washington, has changed significantly in the past 200 years. Today, there’s less than 1% of the native prairie remaining. Can you imagine what it looked like before, not dominated by invasive species, but instead native grasses and wildflowers? The Phoenix Conservancy has been working in partnership with others to restore the flora and fauna of the area. The key to their success? They prioritize […]

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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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2020 Nonprofit Learning

We have so many workshops and webinars planned for 2020! Will we see you at one of them? We’re bringing Boards in Gear, Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits, and Let’s Go Legal to cities across the state. Want to take all three courses? Join the Next Level Nonprofit program – the Walla Walla and online cohorts start at the end of January!
Don’t forget about the conferences in Bellevue and Yakima! Read more for the complete listing of trainings this Winter/Spring […]