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.

Boards in Gear

January 27, 2020

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

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

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!


Fundraising: Generosity and Gratitude

Learn how to raise money for your organization.

The Accidental Grantwriter

Learn about the grantwriting process, including how to get ready and how to best respond to a grant opportunity.