About Us

Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA) convenes a powerful network of nonprofit organizations across Washington State to learn, advocate, and collaborate, so that nonprofits can achieve their missions.

Through participation in our network, nonprofits (staff, board, and volunteers) become more sustainable and effective. Stronger nonprofits contribute to healthy, collaborative, economically vital, and civically engaged communities. Many of our state’s most effective nonprofits are members of the Nonprofit Association of Washington. Our organization is becoming more equitable and elevating equity throughout the nonprofit sector.


  • Teach foundations of nonprofit management and leadership
  • Develop innovative and relevant curricula, tools, and workshops
  • Share information and connect people with resources
  • Actively model and promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access
  • Build nonprofit capacity


  • Amplify nonprofit voices
  • Lobby for a positive policy climate for all types of nonprofits
  • Use stories and data to communicate the value of nonprofits
  • Partner with government and philanthropy to advance equity
  • Work for justice and lead in dismantling white supremacy


  • Convene meaningful gatherings
  • Host affinity groups and online community
  • Facilitate cross-sector dialogue
  • Engage community in an equitable and truly inclusive way
  • Listen and build genuine relationships

Commitment to Equity

As part of our commitment to revolutionize nonprofits’ place in our state and world, the Nonprofit Association of Washington is committed to be a champion and a leader in the quest for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the nonprofit sector. For us, this means using a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens in all the work we do, including looking at ourselves as a nonprofit. We know this means constant learning.

If we err, we ask for grace and further discussion, so we can hold ourselves accountable to communities of color, rural communities and others who have been marginalized, and can continue learning and being challenged. We welcome the greater discussion, so we can make the strongest decisions for the issues that affect our membership and become a leader in learning and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion for our state’s nonprofit organizations.
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Latest News

The Connector – February 2023

The Connector – February 2023

Read the February Connector to learn about the Wage Equity Study, upcoming Nonprofit Legislative Agenda, NAWA's new ...
Letter from Laura – February 2023

Letter from Laura – February 2023

Dear Nonprofit Colleagues, It’s been a busy month, and I’ve found myself getting cranky. There are so many challenges ...
NAWA Has a New Office

NAWA Has a New Office

Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA) is excited to announce that we have a new Seattle office, sub-leased from ...

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