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Nonprofit Office Hours

Event Details

Friday, January 20, 2023
12:00pm-1:00pm PT
Online via Zoom

Do you have questions about nonprofit policy and advocacy? Join our upcoming Office Hour to ask your questions, receive guidance, and connect with resources. Our thought partners Laura Pierce, Manny Cawaling, and Tiffany Brace are ready to answer your questions!

Find support on practices you are working to implement as well as challenges you may be facing. This informal learning space will not be recorded.


Free for Nonprofit Association of Washington Members (check the member resources page for the coupon code)

$10 for Not-yet-Members. Interested in becoming a member? Find more information here. 


Captioning: We will have automated captioning enabled.

Interpretation: Please indicate during registration if you have an interpretation request. Typically, we need at least two weeks in order to schedule an interpreter.

Visual Descriptions: Presenters will include visual descriptions of themselves and the slides to give a person who is low-vision, blind, or calling in without video a sense of space and place.

If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know when you register.

About Our Thought Partners

Laura Pierce, Executive Director of Nonprofit Association of Washington

Laura became Nonprofit Association of Washington’s Executive Director in May 2017 after serving as the organization’s Interim Executive Director and having been a member and partner with the organization for many years. She has been the owner and principal consultant of Laura Pierce Consulting. Laura has worked in and with nonprofit organizations since 1989, including fund development, community organizing, and executive management positions. Since 1998, she has consulted with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, assisting with strategic planning, board development, organizational assessment and capacity building.

Pamela Oakes

​Manuel R. Cawaling (Manny), Executive Director of Inspire Washington

Manny is a performer, theatre director, arts educator, heritage specialist and community organizer and has worked extensively in King County’s non-profit, cultural field for thirty years. He has has held positions at Pilgrim Center for the Arts, NW Asian American Theatre, Seattle Children’s Museum, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center and Youth Theatre Northwest. Currently, Cawaling is focused on nurturing state-wide cultural opportunities as the Executive Director for Inspire Washington.

Manny Cawaling

Tiffany Brace, Policy Director, Nonprofit Association of Washington

Tiffany became Nonprofit Association of Washington’s Policy Director in October of 2022. She brings 10 years of experience in social work, public policy, and advocacy across disability rights, voter engagement, education, childcare access, and healthcare. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from Seattle University and her Master of Social Work in Administration and Policy Practice from the University of Washington. Tiffany is passionate about supporting nonprofits, their workers, and those they benefit to advocate for a thriving Washington. When she’s not deep-diving into a policy proposal or meeting with advocates, Tiffany is often found baking up seasonal treats for the gluten free community. Tiffany will say yes to any invitation as long as her dog, Yuki, is invited too.

Tiffany Brace, a white woman with light colored hair, is smiling and wearing glasses. The background behind her is dark.

Thanks to Our Partner

Nonprofit Association of WA Logo, the state of WA in red, yellow, teal, and purple in multiple vectors.
Washington Secretary of State Corporations & Charities Division

Questions? Contact Nonprofit Association of Washington

Phone: (855) 299-2922 x108

Email: [email protected]

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