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Join Us in Sending a Message that Nonprofits Must Be Included in COVID-19 Relief and Recovery

Sign our joint letter:
Dear Elected Officials of Washington State,
To support the wellbeing of our state’s nonprofit infrastructure, we recommend that you include nonprofits in all relief and recovery funding that is available in our state. We request a virtual meeting with you this week to share more information about the critical role nonprofits are playing in the COVID-19 response across the state and discuss opportunities to provide needed support for this vital work and include nonprofits in creating the solutions. […]

North Head Lighthouse, Ilwaco, WA. Photo by Eric Muhr on Unsplash
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An Open Letter to Public Officials in Washington State Regarding Coronavirus Response

Dear Public Officials, Thank you for your work to ensure the safety and health of Washington’s residents during the coronavirus pandemic. We are grateful for your leadership and proud to work side by side with you to serve our communities during this difficult time. I am writing to be sure that you are aware of what we are hearing from nonprofits at this time: Nonprofits, particularly service providers, are being called in to adapt quickly to new operating requirements, educate community members, and support vulnerable community members without any new resources. Many nonprofit service providers, such as food banks and […]

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Member Spotlight: Sound Experience – Looking to the future

“We have to help each other.” Suchitra Iyer, the Development Director at Sound Experience, sees partnerships as the future for nonprofits. Sound Experience has been operating for over 30 years, offering youth programs aboard the schooner Adventuress on the waters of the Salish Sea. A huge part of their mission is to motivate youth to care about the future of the waterways and to protect the health of the Salish Sea for the coming generations. They are experts at always looking to the future. Their unique mission, combining the historic preservation of Adventuress (a 107-year-old National Historic Landmark), education, and […]

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Coronavirus Response Resources for Nonprofits

Let’s get through this crisis together!
We are learning fast about how to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonprofits, who typically operate on thin margins, are facing unprecedented challenges. Washington Nonprofits is committed to supporting nonprofits through this crisis with timely information and advocacy. […]

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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 […]