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April 2022 Connector

April 2022 Connector

Our newsletter this month invites you to attend one of our upcoming Nonprofit Office Hours on insurance, fundraising & event planning, or supporting mental health, as well as a reminder to register for the biggest event of the year, the Washington State Nonprofit Conference! We also unveil our report on Nonprofit Experiences with Government Contracting, share an update to our Nonprofit Economic Impact Report, and highlight 501 Commons' 2021 King County Nonprofit Wage & Benefits Report. Last but not least, we welcome new staff to the team and our new and renewing member organizations, and share an important funding opportunity.
April 2022 Connector

April 2022 Connector

Our newsletter this month invites you to attend one of our upcoming Nonprofit Office Hours on insurance, fundraising & event planning, or supporting mental health, as well as a reminder to register for the biggest event of the year, the Washington State Nonprofit Conference! We also unveil our report on Nonprofit Experiences with Government Contracting, share an update to our Nonprofit Economic Impact Report, and highlight 501 Commons' 2021 King County Nonprofit Wage & Benefits Report. Last but not least, we welcome new staff to the team and our new and renewing member organizations, and share an important funding opportunity.
The Government Contracting Report is Here!

The Government Contracting Report is Here!

Results from our statewide survey are ready! As increased government funding flows into the state for pandemic recovery efforts, longstanding challenges with the contracting process are ...
Nonprofit Jobs & Wages Update

Nonprofit Jobs & Wages Update

How are nonprofits faring currently? Collectively, we are still struggling with a labor crisis and slow job recovery. Washington Nonprofits recently received nonprofit jobs and wages data for ...
Register for GiveBIG and Meet New Donors

Register for GiveBIG and Meet New Donors

By Tim Takechi, 501 Commons Need a fundraising boost this spring? Want to meet new donors? Could your organization use some enhanced visibility to the community? You are invited to ...
Do you have student loans?

Do you have student loans?

What nonprofit employees need to know about loan forgiveness. There are important changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) that may allow many more borrowers to ...
March 2022 Connector

March 2022 Connector

The Connector this month is dedicated to the upcoming Washington State Nonprofit Conference! This special edition is focused on what we are most excited about and how to connect with nonprofit leaders from across Washington at the largest annual gathering of nonprofits in our state. Please learn more about the virtual conference and how you can discover a new way!
February 2022 Connector

February 2022 Connector

This month we are revisiting strategic plans with our Learning Team. And we get a chance to meet the new Equity Ambassadors! Be sure to read their full bios. And the Washington State Nonprofit Conference is coming, but now is your chance to apply for a scholarship to the largest nonprofit conference in Washington. And finally, we have a policy update from our Executive Director, Laura Pierce, about the labor shortage, government contracting, ARPA funding, and the Small Employer Emergency Safety Grant Program.
Policy Update: Data on Labor Shortage, Government Contracting, ARPA Funding, Small Employer Emergency Safety Grant Program

Policy Update: Data on Labor Shortage, Government Contracting, ARPA Funding, Small Employer Emergency Safety Grant Program

Action Alert: take the Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey. A national report and Washington state-level results are available from the National Council of Nonprofits Nonprofit Labor Shortage Survey. We are analyzing the results of our survey regarding government contracting. We continue to work to monitor American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) spending in Washington State. Good news! The guidelines for Washington State’s new Small Employer Emergency Safety Grant Program are inclusive of nonprofits in their eligibility definition for "small employer."
It’s time to collaborate more, not less.

It’s time to collaborate more, not less.

What does it mean to collaborate right now? This was the question among a team of nonprofit state association CEOs at a recent meeting. As we all leaned into the conversation, Laurie commented, ...
January 2022 Connector

January 2022 Connector

We are pleased to present a special letter from our Executive Director, Laura Pierce, about some of the amazing work folks at Washington Nonprofits are engaged in, including: The Washington State Nonprofit Conference currently open for workshop proposals, an upcoming summit on leadership transition, our open survey on government contracting reform, the pro bono community consulting project, and more!
December 2021 Connector

December 2021 Connector

This December we are trying to make space for nonprofit wellness with our Learning Team. We also have results to share with you from the National Council of Nonprofits. And while we consider that data, Washington Nonprofits is running a survey about Government Contracting Reform. We also have a new FAQ to help you ensure you are getting reliable information and new reports on our community engagement efforts!
Washington State Nonprofit Conference – Workshop Request for Proposals Open!

Washington State Nonprofit Conference – Workshop Request for Proposals Open!

At the 2022 Washington State Nonprofit Conference, we will explore the theme “Discovering a New Way.” The COVID-19 pandemic continues to push us to discover new ways of being and new ways of ...