Our newsletter this month invites you to attend one of our upcoming Nonprofit Office Hours on insurance, fundraising & event planning, or supporting mental health, as well as a reminder to register for the biggest event of the year, the Washington State Nonprofit Conference! We also unveil our report on Nonprofit Experiences with Government Contracting, share an update to our Nonprofit Economic Impact Report, and highlight 501 Commons' 2021 King County Nonprofit Wage & Benefits Report. Last but not least, we welcome new staff to the team and our new and renewing member organizations, and share an important funding opportunity.
The Connector this month is dedicated to the upcoming Washington State Nonprofit Conference! This special edition is focused on what we are most excited about and how to connect with nonprofit leaders from across Washington at the largest annual gathering of nonprofits in our state. Please learn more about the virtual conference and how you can discover a new way!
This month we are revisiting strategic plans with our Learning Team. And we get a chance to meet the new Equity Ambassadors! Be sure to read their full bios. And the Washington State Nonprofit Conference is coming, but now is your chance to apply for a scholarship to the largest nonprofit conference in Washington. And finally, we have a policy update from our Executive Director, Laura Pierce, about the labor shortage, government contracting, ARPA funding, and the Small Employer Emergency Safety Grant Program.
Policy Update: Data on Labor Shortage, Government Contracting, ARPA Funding, Small Employer Emergency Safety Grant Program
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A national report and Washington state-level results are available from the National Council of Nonprofits Nonprofit Labor Shortage Survey.
We are analyzing the results of our survey regarding government contracting.
We continue to work to monitor American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) spending in Washington State.
Good news! The guidelines for Washington State’s new Small Employer Emergency Safety Grant Program are inclusive of nonprofits in their eligibility definition for "small employer."
We are pleased to present a special letter from our Executive Director, Laura Pierce, about some of the amazing work folks at Washington Nonprofits are engaged in, including: The Washington State Nonprofit Conference currently open for workshop proposals, an upcoming summit on leadership transition, our open survey on government contracting reform, the pro bono community consulting project, and more!
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