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Action Alert: TWEET STORM – Nonprofits Are Vital To Recovery

Join our Tweet Storm Tomorrow to tell lawmakers that nonprofits are vital Dear Colleague, Congress is actively negotiating the next COVID-19 relief package. We need to speak up for nonprofits. Tell lawmakers that nonprofits are vital to surviving the current crisis and recovering. COVID-19 represents a public health crisis but it is so much more than that. Washington is facing an economic crisis, a housing and homelessness crisis, a food crisis, a community mental health crisis, and more. Every one of our communities are supported by nonprofits. Our families, our neighbors, and so many more will need help as we […]

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Action Alert: Nonprofit Community Letter Sign-On

Urge Congress to support nonprofits with your organization’s voice. Dear Colleague, We expect Congress to pass its last piece of COVID-19 legislation this month. Help us to urge the House and Senate to include nonprofit policy solutions in the final package. Help ensure that federal lawmakers insert these bipartisan solutions in the legislation by signing your organization’s name onto the new Nonprofit Community Letter to congressional leaders. READ THE NEW NONPROFIT LETTER(Deadline for signing is Friday, July 10, 2020, organizations only) The CARES Act, enacted by Congress in March, extended economic relief programs to some nonprofits, but the law fell […]

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Join to Show Your Support for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are vital to Washington State communities. The undersigned organizations call on our elected officials to include nonprofit organizations as a central part of COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts. Ensure that emergency grant and loan programs are accessible to nonprofits. Funding must be directed to nonprofits and accessible to smaller community organizations. Support “frontline” nonprofit service providers. Increasing emergency funding and access to personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard pay, and mental health services. Include nonprofit leaders at decision-making tables.  We know our communities and can contribute to lasting solutions. Expand charitable giving incentives.  Stimulate private philanthropy in support of recovery. Protect […]

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Member Spotlight: Three advocacy stories

Every year nonprofit leaders from across Washington come together in Olympia for the Annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception. They often meet with their legislators earlier in the day and then gather at the Governor’s Mansion to mingle with elected officials, connect with peers from across the state, and celebrate the accomplishments of nonprofits. The refreshments are excellent and the company even better. We asked three Washington Nonprofits members at the reception this year to tell us what they want their legislators and community to know about their mission. Here are their mini-member spotlights! The Pierce County AIDS Foundation, through education and […]

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Action Alert: Fundraising Tax Exemption Close to Expiring – Write Your House Members Today

Picture this scenario: Your nonprofit is hosting a gala with a silent auction. You and your fellow staff members are overwhelmed with all the craziness of working the event while your guests are having a good time. Then, at the end of the night, it’s time to announce the silent auction winners. The winners are ecstatic and riding high about the fun items they’ve won. Then, reality sets in: you have the unfortunate task of breaking it to the winners that they owe an additional sales tax on their prizes. Thankfully, this is a hypothetical situation. But it could become […]

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New law prohibits asking about a job applicant’s salary history

As of July 28, 2019, there is a Washington State law that affects all nonprofits with employees. Governor Jay Inslee signed a new law that prohibits employers from asking job applicants about their salary history until after a job offer with a salary or wage has been made. Additionally, employers with 15 or more employees must provide external and internal applicants for jobs with a specific wage or salary upon request. Make sure your nonprofit does not ask applicants about salary history, as it is now illegal. Why this Law Matters: This law is an important step to closing the gender pay gap. […]