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ONLINE: Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit Series

3-Part Series, Thursdays, January 26– February 9, 2023

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Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit 3- Part Series

Event Details

3-Part Series
Thursday, January 26th,
Thursday, February 2nd, and
Thursday, February 9th

10:00am -12:00pm Pacific Time
Online via Zoom

A virtual workshop for leaders of small, all or mostly volunteer organizations wanting to learn the basics on how to deliver on your mission

Your organization exists to make a difference. A group of people got together—maybe including you—and founded a nonprofit corporation to tackle an important issue. That corporation is like a car. It has a shape and size, it needs to be registered, and the people in the car matter. You need fuel to propel it forward.

During Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit, we will cover the basics of running a nonprofit. We will draw on tested tips and tools, including Nonprofit Association of Washington’s four learning toolkits on boards, finance, law, and planning. You will leave with concrete next steps on how to strengthen your organization to better achieve your mission. Join us on this road trip to a strong nonprofit!

Topics Include:

  • The right size for your organization to be sustainable
  • Legal and finance information to compliance and protection
  • Budgeting
  • Program design
  • Volunteer management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant readiness

You will leave ready to:

  • Define to others what success looks like for your organization
  • Name one way your organization can be more sustainable
  • Name two elements to track for legal and financial compliance and protection
  • Explain how your programs tie back to your mission
  • Describe how your organization understands overhead
  • List at least two things that need to be in a volunteer or board job description
  • Name one way your organization can raise money without spending any money


“I feel better prepared how to convey my organization’s story for the purpose of funding.”

– Participant in Prosser


Nonprofit Association of Washington is pleased to offer its members a discounted price. If you are interested in becoming a member, please find more information here.

  • $0 – Members of Nonprofit Association of Washington (check the Member Resources Page for the Member-only Discount Code)
  • $30 – Not-yet-members of Nonprofit Association of Washington

Cost should not be a barrier to participate. Please contact us if you have any requests, concerns, or questions.

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for board, volunteers and staff of smaller organizations. Anyone who wants to know nonprofit basics and have concrete actions to move their organizations forward will find something in the day. While a team is not necessary, it is helpful to have at least two people from an organization.


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 the Speakers

Ginny Lang, Lang Consulting
Virginia D. Lang is a veteran management consultant who has worked in the corporate sector and the nonprofit community as an adviser on all aspects of community affairs for over 35 years. Ginny has served as an expert coach, trainer, facilitator, and consultant to an impressive array of nonprofit organizations and is an accomplished speaker and presenter. She teaches nonprofit and leadership topics for private clients and for Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University. Lang Consulting specializes in planning, training and development for nonprofit organizations and helps nonprofit professionals and board members develop their leadership skills in the areas of communication, fundraising, outreach, board/ staff development, and volunteer management.
Ginny Lang
Rory Bowman
Rory Bowman has spent years as a volunteer and organizer with small groups, including experiences good and bad. He has also served as an executive director, with nearly two decades of experience on a variety of corporate boards, including for-profits, non-profits and cooperatives in Oregon and Washington. His background in education and adult education gives Rory a passion for helping all organizations get better, at any size and every level. As a consultant, he has a decidedly practical and “real-world” focus.
Rory Bowman

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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