Erika Bentley Holland

April 2022 Connector

April 2022 Connector

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.
March 2022 Connector

March 2022 Connector

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!
February 2022 Connector

February 2022 Connector

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.
January 2022 Connector

January 2022 Connector

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!
December 2021 Connector

December 2021 Connector

This December we are trying to make space for nonprofit wellness with our Learning Team. We also have results to share with you from the National Council of Nonprofits. And while we consider that data, Washington Nonprofits is running a survey about Government Contracting Reform. We also have a new FAQ to help you ensure you are getting reliable information and new reports on our community engagement efforts!
How do I know I’m getting reliable nonprofit information online?

How do I know I’m getting reliable nonprofit information online?

Q: I’m trying to submit my annual report, but the website is asking me to pay for an annual subscription. What’s going on? A: We’ve all become more aware of the dangers of misinformation. ...
Health Insurance Options for Small Nonprofits

Health Insurance Options for Small Nonprofits

Q: We have fewer than 5 employees. How can we provide health insurance benefits for them? A: Many of us have health on our minds. The health insurance market is confusing, so I asked three ...
How Do We Recruit More Diverse Candidates?

How Do We Recruit More Diverse Candidates?

Q: We have a unique job posting and are looking to broaden our reach. Any insights or recommendations for outlets to post to would be greatly appreciated. A: Washington Nonprofits recently ...
E-Filing IRS Form 990

E-Filing IRS Form 990

Q: Help! It’s tax season and our nonprofit is e-filing with the IRS for the first time. What do we do? A: Thanks to the pandemic, many nonprofits have filed for an extension to complete their ...
So, You Want to Start a Nonprofit…

So, You Want to Start a Nonprofit…

Since the pandemic started, several people per week have been asking me how to start a nonprofit. Often, they want to know how fast they can secure tax-exempt status. Your generous and empathetic responses to society’s increasing needs boosts my faith in humanity.
Good Compensation Data Is Hard to Find

Good Compensation Data Is Hard to Find

People often come to us for guidance on how much they should pay employees and contractors. If your 501(c)(3) organization files an IRS Form 990, then you are required to report executive compensation.
TrendWatch: COVID-19’s Impact on Nonprofits

TrendWatch: COVID-19’s Impact on Nonprofits

Do you remember being bombarded with surveys in April and May? The data is in and we’re here to help you make sense of it. We’re seeing consistent results from distant regions: nonprofits in Southeast Washington are struggling with the same issues as those in Clallam County. The need for sector-wide support is clearer than ever.

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