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 […]
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 as I deliver the “Boards in Gear” trainings across Washington State. Typically, 50 to 80 board leaders attend these trainings to learn the secret sauce to having an awesome board. […]
Executive Director Laura Pierce hits the road to hear what you need to succeed Your mission matters. Your success matters. That is why Washington Nonprofits is kicking off our 2017-18 strategic planning with a tour of Washington— including online events— to create the space in which you can tell us what you need to succeed. What barriers are holding you back? What opportunities do you wish you could take advantage of? What is working — and not working— in your community when it comes to nonprofits and who they serve? What public policies are standing in your way? We also […]
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 […]
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.
Washington Nonprofits is proud to partner with the four other northwest state nonprofit associations to release a comprehensive study on the capacity, strengths, and challenges of the region’s nonprofit sector. The 2016 Northwest Nonprofit Capacity Report: Our Strengths – Our Challenges – Our Resilience was developed using survey data from over 1,000 nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The report highlights the progress nonprofits are making in creating a resilient sector. Download the summary and the full research report. Download information specific to Washington State.