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Summer Read: On Juneteenth

On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-ReedRecommendation by Erika Bentley Holland “Origin stories matter, for individuals, groups of people, and for nations. They inform our sense of self; telling us ...
October 2021 Connector

October 2021 Connector

This month we are excited to share our new report, the 2021 Nonprofit Economic Impact Report! Learn about the impact of nonprofits in Washington and how the sector has change from 2017 to 2020. We are also accepting applications to be an Equity Ambassador! As we consider possible returns to the office, we have new Tools for Returning for Work available for you as well as free executive director coaching available. Finally, we have a special post about Juneteenth – Four Months Later.
Return to Work?

Return to Work?

We know that reopening is on your mind, and we want to continue to provide useful resources to guide your decisions. In June we hosted a Return to Work webinar and wrote a Washington State ...
Free Coaching for Executive Directors

Free Coaching for Executive Directors

The Community Consulting Project (CCP) is accepting clients for executive coaching services. The coaches are all experienced practitioners who can help you navigate and lead through ...
September 2021 Connector

September 2021 Connector

We are happy to share a new Learning series, the Nonprofit Office Hours! These sessions will each be focused on a different subject but aimed at answering your questions as well as learning from you! Please join us for these open sessions to learn more and learn together! We also have a special post about recruiting diverse candidates and a new RFP opportunity - Outreach to Historically Disadvantaged Communities. Finally, learn more about how to create an accessible online presence.
How Do We Recruit More Diverse Candidates?

How Do We Recruit More Diverse Candidates?

Q: We have a unique job posting and are looking to broaden our reach. Any insights or recommendations for outlets to post to would be greatly appreciated. A: Washington Nonprofits recently ...
Three Simple Tips for a More Accessible Online Presence

Three Simple Tips for a More Accessible Online Presence

As disability awareness increases, communicators are working hard to understand how to make online content more accessible. As a communicator who is just beginning to understand the ...
August 2021 Connector

August 2021 Connector

We are excited to share our new webpage focused on ARPA with you! It has resources for nonprofits as well as Government leaders to make sure this essential support helps the nonprofit sector. The page also includes success stories from across the nonprofit sector helping to show how nonprofits are vital to our recovery. And as we consider returning to the workplace, we have a post about bringing back your volunteers as well as a COVID Cultural Impact Study.
Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce): Unfamiliar Territory Leads to a Model for Successful Government/Nonprofit Partnership

Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce): Unfamiliar Territory Leads to a Model for Successful Government/Nonprofit Partnership

In the beginning, working with nonprofits was unfamiliar territory for Cheryl Smith, Director of Community Engagement and Outreach with the Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce). ...
Voices of Pacific Island Nations (VOPIN) – CARES Act Funding Helps Nonprofit Address Achievement Gap among Kitsap County Pacific Islander Students

Voices of Pacific Island Nations (VOPIN) – CARES Act Funding Helps Nonprofit Address Achievement Gap among Kitsap County Pacific Islander Students

When Patrick Woo-Ching founded Voices of Pacific Island Nations in 2015, he did so by asking himself the question, “If not me, who else?” What Patrick felt he had an obligation to address was ...
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF): CARES Act Grant Administration Uses a Humanistic Approach, Paving the Way for Trust-based Philanthropy

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF): CARES Act Grant Administration Uses a Humanistic Approach, Paving the Way for Trust-based Philanthropy

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF), an organization with its origins in activism, has a 51-year history of providing a variety of culturally responsive services and programming to ...
Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA): State Agency with Deep Community Ties Made Sure Arts and Culture Organizations Were Supported

Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA): State Agency with Deep Community Ties Made Sure Arts and Culture Organizations Were Supported

COVID-19 had a devastating impact on the creative economy across the country, and the creative economy in Washington state was not spared. The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) says the ...
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