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Five Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Nonprofit’s Accounting Year End

September 6, 2019 Nancy Bacon

Guest post by Julleen Snyder, Partner, Jacobson Jarvis For the past five years, we have partnered with Jacobson Jarvis to help board members learn what they need to know about nonprofit finance. As you can see in this guest post, Jacobson Jarvis connects you with practical information and tools so you can focus on your mission. Join Washington Nonprofits and Jacobson Jarvis for Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits online on October 30 or in person on October 1 in Everett or October 31 in Bellevue. Our Quickbooks class will run in Seattle on December 5 and online on December 10-12. When […]

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It’s Budget Season. Are You Accounting for the Right Things?

November 14, 2017 Guest Blogger

The Overhead Myth: The idea that you can reasonably evaluate a nonprofit’s performance and trustworthiness by only looking at how much they spend (or don’t spend) on overhead, including operating costs, administrative expenses and technology costs. No doubt you’ve heard about this, and like many good nonprofit leaders, have done your best to refute it. It’s dubbed a myth for good reason. Yet most nonprofits feel pressured to do as much as possible with as little as possible when it comes to running their organization. The Overhead Myth still exists, and donors still scrutinize nonprofits, wondering what percentage of their […]

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4 Best Practices for An Amazing Giving Tuesday

November 13, 2017 Guest Blogger

The end (of the fiscal year) is nigh; Giving Tuesday is upon us. Well, not quite. You still have some time to make a great plan for the nationwide giving bonanza that will take place on Tuesday, November 28. Planning a successful giving day isn’t rocket science – but it is a microcosm of many classic principles of fundraising, from online giving to events to capital campaigns. You probably already know all the reasons why you should invest in digital ads on social media platforms, pre-schedule your tweets, and solicit and leverage a matching gift for Giving Tuesday. But there […]

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Online Trainings and Events

January 30, 2017 Nancy Bacon

Washington Nonprofits is committed to providing access to high quality learning for our colleagues across Washington. Each year we organize OVER 100 ONLINE COURSES, designed to deliver practical skills and tools on key topics, such as nonprofit board, finance, legal basics, and fundraising.  9/18: What You Need to Know to Serve on a Nonprofit Board 9/24: Partnerships between Businesses and Charities How To Raise Money – 5-PART CURATED ONLINE SERIES: 9/10 – 9/12: Key Elements for Building an Intentional Fundraising Program 9/19: How to Make Your Next Fundraising Event a Success 9/26: How to Craft a Winning Digital Fundraising Plan […]