Nonprofit Association of Washington

We convene a powerful network of nonprofit organizations across Washington State to learn, advocate, and collaborate, so that nonprofits can achieve their missions.

Washington Nonprofits is now Nonprofit Association of Washington!

Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA) is your state association. We’re your go-to organization for learning about nonprofit management and your best source for information, training, and resources. We also bring together diverse groups from across the state to build a world where nonprofits are respected and valued for all the good we do in the community.

Over the last year, we’ve updated our mission, vision, and values to better reflect how we help nonprofits like yours learn, advocate, and collaborate to make a real difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our new name, Nonprofit Association of Washington, literally puts nonprofits – you – first! And NAWA’s new identity matches the vibrancy of our broad network across the state and the scale of our shared ambition to make the world a better place. Join us and we’ll work together to make your organization’s mission not just aspirational, but achievable.

Membership in NAWA

Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA) is a membership organization. Being a member of NAWA makes your organization stronger, and your dues and active involvement make our shared work possible.

NAWA is a tireless advocate for the nonprofit sector and is trusted by legislators and nonprofits around the state. We provide crucial trainings, materials, and other learning opportunities to expand the skills and knowledge of you and your team. NAWA is also a reliable resource for best practices for nonprofits and our expansive member discount programs will save your organization time and money. Join today and take advantage of all of these member benefits!

Upcoming Events

Whether you are a nonprofit staff member, board member, Executive Director, or volunteer, NAWA has events for you! We offer over 150 learning and networking opportunities a year to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and connections you and your organization need to succeed. Register for an upcoming event today!

Nonprofit Fundamentals

Nonprofit Association of Washington has developed nonprofit fundamentals designed to strengthen your organization’s performance and decision-making. Sign up for one or more of these ongoing training sessions as a live webinar or in-person class, or view the recordings and download additional resources in our Learning Library.

Newsletter sign up

Sign up to receive NAWA’s monthly e-newsletter, The Connector, and our emails filled with upcoming trainings, valuable networking opportunities, and important policy updates.


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Nonprofit Association of Washington works within the unceded territories of many Northwest Native nations across what is now Washington State. Our main office in Seattle is on the traditional land of the Duwamish Tribe and other Coast Salish nations. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Native Peoples past and present who call it home.