Washington Nonprofits is excited to work with Native Action Network to offer a series of workshops for Native nonprofit leaders and volunteers. These workshops are designed to give you information, tools, and connections so that you can better achieve your mission.

All workshops take place at Green River Community College in Kent, Washington or done virtually.

Contact the Native Action Network to get the discount code for these events.

Register Now for The Accidental Grant Writer: Writing Proposals With Purpose

Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, 2020
9:00-11:00am
11:00am-12:00pm online office hours

If you’re working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector, odds are you’ll find yourself writing or helping with a grant proposal someday. You might even inherit the responsibility of writing all of your organization’s grants – a prospect that can feel overwhelming, risky, or uncertain.

This virtual workshop will teach you about the proposal lifecycle, from research to submission, and how to develop a strong grant writing plan. You’ll also have a chance to practice writing the key components of a grant proposal with a toolkit of helpful worksheets to get you started.


Boards in Gear

January 27, 2020
4:00-8:00pm

Boards play an important role in the success of any organization. Strengthening the practice of nonprofit boards within a community will lead to more effective and sustainable results as that community addresses poverty, education, the environment and other critical issues. This interactive, hands-on workshop covers board responsibilities, operations, development, fundraising, and advocacy. You will leave with concrete action steps, tools, and connections.

Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits

February 24, 2020
4:00-8:00pm

This interactive, hands-on workshop covers the why, what, who, and how of nonprofit finance. We will dig deeper into two key reports – Balance Sheets and Income Statements – and then cover what board members need to know about IRS Form 990, the intersection of finance and fundraising, and oversight. Healthy finance practice can be habit-forming when people are working within their comfort zones, so we will discuss how to get your organization there.

Let’s Go Legal

March 26, 2020
4:00-8:00pm

Let’s Go Legal covers the five main topics board members need to know: State Law, Federal Law, Fundraising, Employment, and Intellectual Property. Let’s Go Legal shows how your organization is like a car. You need to register it with the state, driving on federal roads involves an additional set of rules, you need fuel to move your car forward (that’s the money part), the people in the car matter, and the look and feel of your car make it special. It covers what you need to know about each of these topics and provides an easy checklist to make sure your organization covers it all.

Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit

April 25, 2020

During this daylong workshop, we cover the basics of running a nonprofit. We will draw on tested tips and tools, including Washington Nonprofits’ four learning toolkits on boards, finance, law, and planning. Topics include:

  • The right size for your organization to be sustainable
  • Legal and finance information to compliance and protection
  • Budgeting
  • Program design
  • Volunteer management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant readiness

You will leave with concrete next steps on how to strengthen your organization to better achieve your mission. Join us on this road trip to a strong nonprofit!

Generosity & Gratitude: Essentials for Fundraising

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
4:00pm-6:30pm
6:30-7:30pm online office hours
Online through Washington Nonprofits

The prospect of raising friends and funds to fuel your nonprofit organization can be a daunting one. But it doesn’t have to be! This training helps participants master the skills essential to building relationships to raise money for your mission.

Participants will leave with new confidence, skills, and tools to:

  • Design a fundraising plan that fits your organization’s age, budget, and goals;
  • Learn the three crucial elements of storytelling;
  • Develop and practice telling your story; and
  • Put gratitude into action.

The Accidental Grant Writer: Writing Proposals With Purpose

Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, 2020
9:00-11:00am
11:00am-12:00pm online office hours

If you’re working or volunteering in the nonprofit sector, odds are you’ll find yourself writing or helping with a grant proposal someday. You might even inherit the responsibility of writing all of your organization’s grants – a prospect that can feel overwhelming, risky, or uncertain.

This virtual workshop will teach you about the proposal lifecycle, from research to submission, and how to develop a strong grant writing plan. You’ll also have a chance to practice writing the key components of a grant proposal with a toolkit of helpful worksheets to get you started.