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 NAWA’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!
- The right size for your organization to be sustainable
- Legal and finance information to compliance and protection
- Program design
- Volunteer management
- 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
A light meal will be served. There will be plenty of breaks for networking and connection, and you will have opportunities to ask about specific resources your organization needs.
Important Information About COVID-19
- $30 – Members of Nonprofit Association of Washington (check the Member Resources Page for the Member-only Discount Code)
- $60 – 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
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, slides, and other visual aids to give a person who is low-vision or blind a sense of space and place.
If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know when you register.
About the Speaker
Whether you are a board member, staff member, or volunteer, Gabriel Cruden, Connections Consulting, wants your time and effort to be valued and to make a difference towards your mission. Gabriel has worked in the nonprofit, economic development, community development, education, and communications sectors. He has served as volunteer, staff member, executive director, grant writer, grant reviewer, and board member. Gabriel currently owns and publishes a regional magazine and sits on several boards, including the Leadership Council for the Innovia Foundation. He is passionate about connecting people and causes to the resources they need, especially in rural northeastern Washington.