Public Policy Update
Policy Updates

February 2018 Public Policy Update: Halfway Through the Legislative Session; Federal Budget Drama; State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

It’s already mid-February and there have been many state and federal public policy developments relevant to the nonprofit sector. Below are key issues for your nonprofit organization to be aware of: Announcements State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey Join us in taking and promoting the State of the Nonprofit Sector survey, conducted by the Nonprofit Finance Fund. The survey is the largest national sampling of nonprofit organizations and the data collected outline the overall health and challenges for the nonprofit community. The survey is a powerful platform for nonprofits large and small, urban and rural, across sub-sectors and geographies, and its […]

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A Match Made in Heaven: In-Person Event, Meet Virtual Online World

Marrying your offline world with your online presence can be a challenge, but when you do it effectively, it creates a powerful and compelling union that can boost your fundraising, widen your reach, grow awareness and even help you pull off events without a hitch. In fact, leveraging digital marketing (along with important website tools) is one of the best ways to generate interest in your event, drive attendance and create awareness and connection during the event. If you’re going to spend the time, money and effort to host an event, doesn’t it make sense to maximize those things? With digital […]

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Read what we learned from you through our Fall 2017 Listening Tour

Thanks to the over 385 people who contributed their thoughts and ideas during our 2017 Listening Tour. You can download the resulting report here. We learned a great deal about the nonprofit landscape, how it varies regionally, and what issues are of greatest concern to nonprofits currently. We are excited to apply this information to improve our impact here at Washington Nonprofits.

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Take a survey so we know more about your needs

  Join us in taking and promoting the State of the Nonprofit Sector survey, conducted by the Nonprofit Finance Fund. The survey is the largest national sampling of nonprofit organizations and the data collected outline the overall health and challenges for the nonprofit community. The survey is a powerful platform for nonprofits large and small, urban and rural, across sub-sectors and geographies, and its findings are widely used and cited by nonprofit leaders and boards, funders, advocates, policy advisors, media, researchers, and many others. The survey closes on February 21. Make sure your voice is counted by taking a few […]

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What do you hope to achieve this year? Start there when thinking about what to learn.

January is a time when we think about goals, aspirations, new initiatives, and strategy. We hope for success knowing that the busyness of the day-to-day will soon distract us from long term projects. January is also the time when we are asked to speak with groups around the state about the learning programs we have ready for nonprofit leaders. And we have many, from in-person workshops to webinars to on-demand options ranging from insurance to ethics. But what we have to teach is not the first question we ask at the start of a new year. We are focused on […]

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Member Spotlight: NAMI Yakima – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on a Nonprofit Board

Why work for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion on a nonprofit board? What are the benefits? NAMI Yakima can answer that. With their transformed board, community relationship improved, leadership stabilized, and programming became more strategic. Mary Stephenson, President of NAMI Yakima’s board, tells the story. After a losing their paid staff and experiencing a time of relative instability, NAMI Yakima decided to firmly define themselves as mission focused. Mary, new to the board herself, attended Washington Nonprofits’ legal, finance, and board leadership webinars to get the organization to a healthy place. With help from regular volunteers, NAMI Yakima stabilized their […]

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Policy Updates

January 2018 Public Policy Update: New Tax Law, Legislature Back in Session

The new year is upon us, which means legislators are back to work and it is time for nonprofits to start considering what this year’s public policy landscape has in store. Below are key issues for your organization to be aware of: Next Steps on Federal Tax Reform At the end of 2017, Congress passed a tax reform bill that makes sweeping changes to the tax code beginning this year. Below is a brief summary of the new law, and for deeper analysis of the impact for nonprofits, please review the summary published by the National of Council of Nonprofits […]

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Webinar: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits

Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits National Webinar: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Pacific. The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted just days before the New Year, contains sweeping changes. Those changes create immediate uncertainty about compliance challenges and certain threats as states scramble to change their own tax laws and spending plans in ways that could impact your nonprofit’s mission. Join a special nationwide webinar, Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits, on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 12:00 PM Pacific, to learn what […]

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Action Alerts

ACTION ALERT: Kill the Bill and Start Over

Good News: The proposed repeal of the Johnson Amendment is excluded from the final tax bill. The Senate Parliamentarian excluded the provision because it violated the Senate rules for the bill. Throughout the last year, voices on behalf of the nonprofit and faith communities were heard, and our focused effort really made a difference in raising public awareness about the potential harm caused by repeal. We are proud of the active role Washington Nonprofits and all of you played. Bad News: There are number of other provisions in the tax bill that are devastating for our work. According to an analysis from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Democrats, the […]

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Interested in joining our board?

We are happy to hear from individuals who may be interested in serving on the Washington Nonprofits’ Board of Directors or one of our board committees.  We are seeking leaders with strong knowledge of the nonprofit sector in Washington State and commitment to our mission.  Please review our board profile and be in touch if you want to explore whether there is a good fit between your interests and our needs as an organization.