Introduction to Workers in Nonprofits
Nearly eight percent of employees in Washington work in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit, for-profit, and government agencies alike are subject to employer compliance requirements and administrative needs that align with their stage of organizational development. Nonprofit leaders and workers are usually focused on serving their communities, not on compliance and administrative requirements related to operating a small business. Limitations on time, funding, and technical knowledge make it challenging to navigate and follow employer laws, rules, and regulations.

Workers in Nonprofits pulls together information customized to nonprofits to help employers navigate the lifecycle of their workers. There are many components to employer compliance and no one way to support your workers. The discussion guide provides tools you can use throughout a worker’s journey with your nonprofit. People matter, and your nonprofit workers are your most valuable asset.


  • Vega Mala Consulting
  • Tracy Flynn Consulting
  • 3 Choices Creative Communications
  • All the nonprofits who participated in our listening tour that guided the efforts to create Workers in Nonprofits

Jennifer Chang, Julia Hunter, and Laura Pierce, Nonprofit Association of Washington

Important Note: This information is provided for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal or technical advice. If you are unsure about anything covered in this guide, we suggest that you contact the appropriate agency, employment attorney, or human resources specialist.
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