2019 Conferences Impact Report

July 16, 2019 Uyen Vu

Washington Nonprofits is proud of the success of both of our 2019 conferences.  You can read more about them by clicking on the impact reports below. Washington State Nonprofit Conference 2019 May 21, 2019 Central Washington Nonprofit Conference 2019 April 24, 2019


2018-2019 Learning Year in Review

July 16, 2019 Tom Lang

In the 2018-2019 academic year, Washington Nonprofits produced over 140 trainings, reaching nearly 9,000 nonprofit professionals across the state and online. We have even more planned for the 2019-2020 academic year. But first, here are some of the highlights of this past year: We launched Next Level Nonprofit. Too often, busy nonprofit professionals attend a webinar or training and then go right back to work. It’s hard to follow-up on what you learned a week ago. That’s why we bundled our three core trainings (boards, finance, and nonprofit law) and created a wraparound booster program. Over 250 people have joined a […]


Member Spotlight: Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Dinner in the Dark

July 16, 2019 Julia Hunter

A Different Kind of Dinner Imagine you are attending a nonprofit fundraiser. You have your best gala clothes on and are eyeing the items available for auction. A local chef has meticulously constructed a delicious meal for you to enjoy with the other guests. Soon after you arrive, you blindfold yourself and spend the rest of the evening in the dark, eating your meal without the use of sight. If you live in the Tri-Cities area, you have the chance to join this unique event and support a nonprofit that provides essential services for the blind and low vision communities […]


2019 Summer Reading Picks

July 12, 2019 Julia Hunter

Get to know the Washington Nonprofits Board and Staff members by hearing what we’re reading this summer. Maybe your next favorite book is on this list! From the Washington Nonprofits Board: Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Connie Burk and Laura van Dernoot Lipsky This book is written for anyone who is doing work with an intention to make the world more sustainable and hopeful—all in all, a better place—and who, through this work, is exposed to the hardship, pain, crisis, trauma, or suffering of other living beings or the planet itself. […]

Action Alerts

Are You Ready to Weigh in on Overtime Pay?

July 8, 2019 David Streeter

Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) issued its new overtime pay proposal. Official public hearings on the proposal begin next week, so read on to learn how you can comment on the policy.

Proposal Information
L&I is proposing to raise the overtime pay threshold (the minimum below which employees must be paid overtime for over 40 hours of work in a week) to 2.5x the minimum wage by 2026. This equates to a threshold annual salary of nearly $80,000. If you missed our recent webinar on the proposal, you can view the recording and access the slides below. You can access the salary tables, and other information here. […]


Member Spotlight: Ocean Shores Food Bank – Listening to volunteers, a nonprofit’s secret strength

June 14, 2019 Julia Hunter

Like many nonprofits, the Ocean Shores Food Bank (OSFB) is an all volunteer run organization. Volunteers handle every task, from stocking shelves to assisting clients to raising money and awareness. It wasn’t on their list of tasks to create a literacy program, but when volunteers found books at the bottom of a food collection bin a year and a half ago, that’s exactly what they did. The Books for Kids program is one example of how an idea from volunteers turned into an innovative way for the food bank to operate. That program has now expanded to providing books for […]


A Day in Washington, DC!

June 14, 2019 Tom Lang

David Streeter and Tom Lang went to DC last week for lobbying, networking, and learning. Read on to learn about their experiences at the 2019 National Council of Nonprofits Lobby Day and ConFab: The Content Strategy Conference! David Streeter, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, at Lobby Day 2019 Before the Confab started, I headed to Capitol Hill for two days of lobbying. Going to Capitol Hill is my favorite part of advocacy work. I truly love wandering the halls of Congress and taking it all in. It’s a humbling and exciting experience, even for someone like me who has […]


New Rule May Affect Who Gets Overtime Pay

June 11, 2019 David Streeter

Washington State’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has issued its official overtime pay proposal. In short, L&I is proposing to raise the overtime pay threshold (the minimum below which employees must be paid overtime for over 40 hours of work in a week) to 2.5x the minimum wage by 2026. This equates to a threshold annual salary of over $70,000. We know many nonprofits will be affected by this proposed rule, so we are committed to keeping you informed. Watch our webinar below and read on to learn how you can provide input during the next round of hearings. Click here to […]