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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 ...
Washington Nonprofits Membership Update
Coming in January of 2020, Washington Nonprofits membership dues will be slightly adjusted. As the nonprofit sector in Washington grows, we are updating and simplifying our membership program so ...
View the full December Connector here.
Member Spotlight: Morningside – The Transforming Power of Work
How many times have you been asked at a party, “So what do you do?” Work is a central connector to your community. For individuals with disabilities, having this connection can be especially ...
7 Perfect Reasons to Budget for Professional Development
Take a breath and think about your strategic priorities for 2020. What would you like to accomplish? Is there a skill you need to move your mission forward? You may need to justify professional development expenses to your boss or your board (or just yourself). Let us help you advocate for yourself. Here are 7 tried-and-true reasons attending a conference or a workshop is a smart use of your limited time and resources.
What Do Washington State’s New Overtime Pay Rules Mean for Nonprofits?
Employees, including those working for nonprofits, who earn salaries under this threshold must earn overtime for any hours worked over 40 in one week. I know this change presents a challenge to most of us, particularly outside the Seattle metropolitan area. We face rising labor costs and funding levels that are not keeping pace. On the positive side, this could move us toward better compensation in the sector and less burnout.
Read the full November 2019 Connector here.
Resources for Leaders
Our partner the Community Consulting Partnership (CCP) is offering two types of support to nonprofits: Consulting support for nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound region Free executive ...
What Makes People Care?
Think about the last, great novel you read. For me, it’s Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. I would describe it as a space opera, political thriller, and environmental treatise all in one. Two ...
Member Spotlight: Port Townsend Marine Science Center – How sea stars and abalone create community engagement
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) protects endangered species, advocates for marine life, provides education through school programs and events, connects the community to the local ...
Action Alert: Fundraising Tax Exemption Close to Expiring – Write Your House Members Today
Picture this scenario: Your nonprofit is hosting a gala with a silent auction. You and your fellow staff members are overwhelmed with all the craziness of working the event while your guests are ...
Read the full October 2019 Connector here.
Community Foundations: Community, Connection, and Collaboration
(Front) Jennifer Puff, Nancy Conard (Back) Leslie Lauren, Nancy Bacon, Kathleen Sayce, Sheila Everett Give where you live. That’s the philanthropy that community foundations inspire. ...