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Youth Employment

Youth Employment

As the school year is coming to a close, more youth under the age of 18 will be looking for a summer job or volunteer opportunity. Working and volunteering provide valuable experience for young ...
School’s Out Washington (SOWA): Nonprofit Umbrella Distributed State Funds in a way that Worked for Nonprofits

School’s Out Washington (SOWA): Nonprofit Umbrella Distributed State Funds in a way that Worked for Nonprofits

School’s Out Washington (SOWA), an organization dedicated to strengthening community systems that support quality expanded learning programs for Washington’s children and youth, is another ...
Yakima Valley Community Foundation: Partnership with Yakima County Ensured that Vital Funding Stayed in the Local Community

Yakima Valley Community Foundation: Partnership with Yakima County Ensured that Vital Funding Stayed in the Local Community

Washington Nonprofits recently had the opportunity to connect with Sharon Miracle, President and CEO of the Yakima Valley Community Foundation. Sharon shared their success story of assisting ...
July 2021 Connector

July 2021 Connector

We are pleased to announce that Washington Nonprofits has launched a Community Slack for nonprofit leaders across the state! Join us, connect with other leaders, and find out how we can work together to complete our missions! Washington Nonprofits is also hiring! And learn this month about health insurance options for nonprofits and how to tackle some of the common HR challenges nonprofits face.
2021 Summer Reading Picks

2021 Summer Reading Picks

Get to know the Washington Nonprofits Board and Staff members by hearing what we’re reading this summer. Maybe your next favorite book is on this list! From the Washington Nonprofits ...
Channel Your Interests in Slack

Channel Your Interests in Slack

It’s here! The Washington Nonprofits Slack Community is a space for people who work, volunteer, and consult with nonprofits in Washington state to connect, collaborate, and strengthen the ...
Washington State Reopens

Washington State Reopens

On June 30, Governor Inslee announced the economic reopening of Washington state.  As most businesses return to pre-pandemic capacity and operations, each nonprofit organization will need to make decisions about how to reopen and what if any restrictions to keep in place to ensure safety for employees, clients, and customers.
June 2021 Connector

June 2021 Connector

This month we are learning about compensation in the nonprofit sector, learning from the Ethical Rainmaker Podcast, and a new FAQ on E-Filing your IRS Form 990. We will also be launching a nonprofit Community Slack we would love for you to be a part of! And finally, communicating with pronouns is an opportunity for all of us to learn about ourselves and one another.
GiveBIG Demonstrates the Benefits of Shifting to Online Giving and Virtual Events

GiveBIG Demonstrates the Benefits of Shifting to Online Giving and Virtual Events

Online giving advances equity and diversity In Washington, GiveBIG now reaches donors across the state, with nearly a third of the donors and 25% of the participating nonprofits outside King ...
E-Filing IRS Form 990

E-Filing IRS Form 990

Q: Help! It’s tax season and our nonprofit is e-filing with the IRS for the first time. What do we do? A: Thanks to the pandemic, many nonprofits have filed for an extension to complete their ...
Adventures in Compensation

Adventures in Compensation

How do nonprofits decide how much to pay their employees? This question is frequently asked of us, and there is not one clear answer. In fact, Washington Nonprofits has struggled to determine what is fair compensation for our staff. Going into 2021, we decided to do some work to determine if our team was being paid livable and competitive wages. Here are a few of the things we learned.
Helping people get rides to vaccination appointments

Helping people get rides to vaccination appointments

Lyft has partnered with the White House to increase vaccine access in our communities. Starting May 24, they’re funding free rides (up to $15) each way, to and from vaccination appointments.
Call Outs in the Nonprofit Sector

Call Outs in the Nonprofit Sector

At this point, I am just beginning to discern a pattern and seek to understand it. Are these small uprisings a positive development that will lead to needed change in our sector, or divisive and ...
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