Connector October 2019

Connector October 2019

October 24, 2019 Erika Robertson

Read the full October 2019 Connector here. October Connector Contents: TrendWatch: Nonprofit Impact Matters Member Spotlight: Community Foundations Welcome Erika! Census Update: News and Resources How Your Nonprofit Can Support Diverse Census Hiring New Federal Overtime Pay Rules Beginning January 1, 2020 Public Policy Action Alert: Tell Legislators About Overtime Pay Register to Vote! Mandatory Training for Lobbyists Funding Opportunity: Groundswell Rapid Response Fund Learning Opportunity: The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint


Connector August 2019

August 19, 2019 Laura Pierce

Read the full August 2019 Connector here. August Connector Contents: Fall Learning Calendar Announcing the One River Nonprofit Network Public Policy Action Alert & Policy Call Member Spotlight: Girl Scouts of Eastern WA Funding Opportunity: Wallace Global Fund  Featured Learning Opportunity: Including People with Disabilities

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Upcoming Learning Calendar

August 12, 2019 Tom Lang

We have so many workshops and webinars planned for the 2019-2020 learning year, where do we begin?! Starting in September, join us for a Fall of Fundraising – five online courses conveniently curated and bundled together for you. Digital fundraising, in-person fundraising events, grantwriting, strategy, year-end appeal letters – we’ll touch on nearly every aspect of the fundraising process. Want more? Check out the two-day virtual fundraising conference for small development shops. We’re bringing Boards in Gear, Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits, and Let’s Go Legal to cities across the state. Want to take all three courses? Join the Next Level […]

Connector July 2019

Connector July 2019

July 17, 2019 Laura Pierce

Read the full July 2019 Connector here. July Connector Contents: Summer Reading Recommendations Learning Year in Review TrendWatch: Race to Lead Survey 2019 Meet our Summer Interns!  Rural Nonprofits Resources Feedback Survey Policy Policy Update: Overtime & Transportation Tax Member Spotlight: Edith Bishel Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired  Funding Opportunity:  State RFP for Census Outreach Featured Learning Opportunity: Generational Giving

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Connector June 2019

June 18, 2019 Uyen Vu

Read the full June 2019 Connector here. June Connector Contents: 2019 Conference a success A Day in DC! Announcing Mac’s List – WA Nonprofits Job Board TrendWatch: Social Impact of the Arts Policy Policy Update: Overtime Threshold Member Spotlight: Ocean Shores Food Bank Funding Opportunity of the Month Featured Learning Opportunity

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Connector May 2019

May 14, 2019 Uyen Vu

Read the full May 2019 Connector here. May Connector Contents: Washington State Nonprofit Conference 2019 – One Week Away! Nonprofit Safety & Health Toolkit Survey Yakima Central Washington Conference: A Great Day!  Leading With Intent Survey Welcome Dwight!  TrendWatch Policy Learning Opportunities Member Spotlight: Youth Services of Kittitas County Funding Opportunity of the Month Featured Learning Opportunity

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Connector April 2019

April 17, 2019 Uyen Vu

Read the April 2019 Connector here. April Connector Contents: Announcing More Workshops for WSNC 2019 Early Bird Reminder Build a Movement! (BAM!) Applying an Equity Lens to Washington Nonprofits TrendWatch Member Spotlight: Helping Link Funding Opportunity of the Month Featured Learning Opportunity


New Advocacy Toolkit Launch: Build a Movement (BAM!)

April 15, 2019 Nancy Bacon

Knowledge is power, and nonprofits certainly have a lot of knowledge. The trick is to get that knowledge to the people who need it to make good policy decisions. How can a nonprofit communicate what they know to policymakers? How can they use advocacy to grow their mission? Washington Nonprofits has launched a new resource to help nonprofits use policy to achieve their goals. Build a Movement: Tools to Use Public Policy to Achieve Your Nonprofit’s Mission uses the metaphor of a house to explain the ways to engage advocacy in the life of your organization. There is Everyday Advocacy, […]

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Connector March 2019

March 18, 2019 Uyen Vu

Read the March 2019 Connector here. March Connector Contents: Conversations to Shape the Future Washington Nonprofits Annual Report Washington Nonprofits Board Opportunity TrendWatch GiveBIG 2019 Census 2020 Materials Legislative Reception Recap Member Spotlight Funding Opportunity of the Month Featured Learning Opportunity


What Would It Take? Train the Trainer Continues

February 13, 2019 Nancy Bacon

I keep a creased and faded flip chart page on my wall. At the top it says, “What Could We Do? What Would It Take?” It comes from a November 2017 event at which we invited consultants and those who train to tell us how Washington can become a leader in nonprofit learning. This is what these participants shared: Require conference speakers to demonstrate best practice Provide a pipeline of learning experiences that teach best practice Empower and equip staff to deliver training  Homegrow (support local people to deliver local trainings) Offer peer circles or affinity groups to get at […]