Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA) envisions a vibrant nonprofit sector that is a valued partner in strengthening communities, and believes that everyone is better served when nonprofits work together to achieve this vision. NAWA actively collaborates with other capacity-building organizations to strengthen the power and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector. A few of our current partners include:

National Council of Nonprofits informs the sector of policy developments and significant trends that impact all charitable nonprofits around the country. Nonprofit Association of Washington is a state affiliate of the National Council of Nonprofits – as a NAWA member you gain access to all of the information and resources available through the National Council and benefit from the shared experience of state nonprofit associations across the county.

Nonprofit Networks

Nonprofit Association of Washington partners with regional networks across the state to host trainings and gatherings of interest to the nonprofit community. These networks help provide local support to organizations in their area and disseminate information about NAWA’s resources to the broader nonprofit community. We provide ongoing assistance to these regional networks, many of which meet regularly to forge connections, share resources, and discuss relevant topics. For more information on our partner nonprofit networks, visit our Community Engagement page.

    Capacity Building Partners

    501 Commons amplifies the strengths of nonprofits by offering information; contracted financial, human resources, and technology solutions; and consulting services.

    Communities Rise fosters movements to build power in communities impacted by systemic oppression. It provides capacity building, legal services, technical assistance, and leadership development to community organizations and small businesses.

    RVC provides operational support, capacity building, and fellowship programs that provide leadership development for leaders of color while strengthening the capacity of BIPOC-led grassroots nonprofits.

    BIPOC ED Coalition of Washington State is a multicultural, cross-sector collaborative of 200+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color nonprofit leaders working in solidarity to promote wellness and restore resources in our communities.

    Young Nonprofit Professionals Network promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals.

    Social Venture Partners works to advance racial justice through philanthropy by connecting individuals who want to give their time, talent, and treasure to make their communities stronger, and amplifying the work of nonprofits through capacity building, grantmaking, and skilled volunteering.

    Philanthropy Northwest increases philanthropy’s impact through delivering training and tools that build knowledge and skills; offering diversity, equity and inclusion programs and resources; and engaging on policy issues that matter to philanthropy and to communities.

    Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership offers a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership, using a curriculum that combines a commitment to social justice, the latest in leadership theory and nonprofit research.

    University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance offers a Master of Public Administration, Ph.D. of Public Policy & Management, and several certificate programs. UW Evans School is also home to the Nancy Bell Evans Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy.

    Upcoming Events

    NAWA offers over 150 learning and networking opportunities a year to help you gain the knowledge, skills, and connections you need to succeed.

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