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Let's Go Legal - The right road to compliance and protection

Event Details

Monday, June 17, 2024
9:00am-1:00pm  PT
Yakima Valley Community Foundation
Yakima, WA

If this event is at capacity, please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

Let’s Go Legal is here to help you achieve your mission and stay compliant in the process. This workshop will get you started on a road to compliance by thinking of your nonprofit like a car. Just like a car, you need to register your nonprofit and know how to operate the organization. There are state and federal rules of the road to follow. Your nonprofit needs money and resources (fuel) to power the organization. The people in your car matter too, these are your nonprofit’s valuable workers. Lastly, similar to cars, every organization has a unique look and feel as well as special materials that you may want to protect. The session will also cover bylaws and how to use them to strengthen your board practices as well as advocacy and ways to grow your mission within the public sector.

The workshop will cover:

  1. State Law
  2. Federal Law
  3. Fundraising
  4. Employment Law
  5. Intellectual Property Law

Snacks will be provided.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for nonprofit board members or staff interested in nonprofit law basics. It is appropriate for organizations with or without staff.

Important Information About COVID 19

To ensure the health and safety of attendees at our in-person events, NAWA will follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities regarding infectious diseases such as COVID-19. These regulations may change rapidly, so please check current government guidelines for the event location before attending. Please do not attend an in-person event if you feel sick or are showing symptoms known to be associated with COVID-19 or another infectious disease. We ask attendees who test positive within a week of the event to contact us so that we may notify other participants of a potential exposure. NAWA will keep the identity of the person testing positive confidential. NAWA will provide masks at all in-person events and anyone attending should feel comfortable requesting or wearing one.


$10 for NAWA Members – Find the coupon code on the Member Resources Page

$20 for Not-yet-Members – Become a NAWA Member to get discounts events and other member benefits,

Cost should not be a barrier to participate. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions or concerns.


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 or blind a sense of space and place. 

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

About the Speaker

Kol Medina, JD, President and CEO, Blue Mountain Community Foundation

Kol Medina is the President and CEO of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation, where he works to help the people of the Blue Mountain region by providing funding and assistance to local nonprofit organizations and leadership to our community’s problem-solvers.

Kol’s dedication to improving our community through his work with nonprofit organizations is apparent in his nearly 20 years of nonprofit leadership. Prior to his current position, he served as the President & CEO of the Kitsap Community Foundation. During his time in Kitsap, he also served as an elected Bainbridge Island City Council Member and Mayor of Bainbridge Island. He has served on the Boards of Directors of eleven different nonprofit organizations and, working as an attorney, has assisted scores of nonprofit organizations.

Before leading nonprofit organizations, he worked for three years as an Associate Attorney at Foster Pepper & Shefelman PLLC in Seattle, Washington. Prior to law school, he served for two years in the Peace Corps with his wife, Elsa, in Guinea-Bissau, Africa. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2001 and a B.A. from Carleton College in environmental studies in 1996. He and Elsa have one son and a bunch of hairy animals running around the house.

Kol Medina

Thanks to Our Partners

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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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