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Letter from Laura

Letter from Laura

Dear Nonprofit Colleague,To me, this past month has been “the best of times, the worst of times.” For the Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA), the Washington State Nonprofit Conference ...
April 2021 Connector

April 2021 Connector

We have two major announcements for you! Our Annual Report for 2020 is available and SB 5034, The Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act, has passed and will become law! This law is the first major overhaul of the statutes governing nonprofits in our state in 50 years, and bring much needed modernizations to our system. We will be hosting events on the Act to on what nonprofit leaders need to know!
Vaccine Distribution will Include Homeless, Shelter Workers & Volunteers Supporting Homeless

Vaccine Distribution will Include Homeless, Shelter Workers & Volunteers Supporting Homeless

Governor Inslee recently expanded who can get vaccinated starting March 31st. In addition to the groups listed on the graphic, direct service providers in homeless and domestic violence shelters ...
Washington Nonprofits Statement Regarding Anti-Asian Violence

Washington Nonprofits Statement Regarding Anti-Asian Violence

Washington Nonprofits stands in solidarity with our Asian American colleagues, friends, family, and neighbors. While Asian Americans have faced racism throughout our nation’s history, the ...
March 2021 Connector – SPECIAL EDITION

March 2021 Connector – SPECIAL EDITION

This month we present a special edition of the Connector focused on the Washington State Nonprofit Conference! We are so excited to tell you more about why the virtual conference will be our best offering yet. From out different tracks to all the ways you will be able to engage with other nonprofit leaders from across the state, the Connector will help you to see why we cannot wait to see you there!
Another Appeal to Consider a PPP Loan for Your Nonprofit

Another Appeal to Consider a PPP Loan for Your Nonprofit

PPP Loans for Nonprofits Nonprofits are not taking advantage of PPP loans in large numbers. Why? We know the following factors might be causing some nonprofits not to apply, and here are our ...
COVID Relief Update

COVID Relief Update

The American Rescue Plan Act March 15, 2021 Additional COVID Relief has been critical to nonprofits across the U.S. and here in Washington State. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed ...
February 2021 Connector

February 2021 Connector

The Connector looks this month at the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as a new FAQ about alcohol at silent auctions for when we are able to return to in person events. But this year we invite you to engage with us! We are accepting workshops proposals for our Washington State Nonprofit Conference. We also want our Legislature to hear from you! Our Nonprofit Voices campaign gives you the tools you need to make your voice and nonprofit heard in the long session. And we welcome the newest member of our team, Alex Panagotacos!
You can now include alcohol at online silent auctions

You can now include alcohol at online silent auctions

Transitioning your fundraiser to a virtual platform last year was hard. We heard many nonprofits express frustration that their traditional activities like Wine Grabs and silent auctions of ...
2021 Volunteer Managers Cohort

2021 Volunteer Managers Cohort

This is the landing page for the 2021 Volunteer Managers Cohort! Thanks to funding from Serve Washington, Washington Nonprofits will continue serving volunteer managers with three convenings of volunteer managers in 2021 and additional support between events.
January 2021 Connector

January 2021 Connector

Welcome to the new year! To start the new year we have a new post about how to start a nonprofit in Washington. After, we explore an exercise in active listening, more important than ever as we continue to navigate the uncharted waters of the pandemic. We also want to help you be heard this legislative session! Our upcoming campaign, Nonprofit Voices, will help to ensure the nonprofit sector is represented, and we need your help!
When Members of Their Community Weren’t Getting Public Health Information, These Nonprofits Came Together To Change It

When Members of Their Community Weren’t Getting Public Health Information, These Nonprofits Came Together To Change It

When it’s a matter of public health, getting information out is critical.So, when Spanish-speaking residents of Grays Harbor weren’t receiving timely information about the Coronavirus pandemic, nonprofits in the area came together to do something about it.
So, You Want to Start a Nonprofit…

So, You Want to Start a Nonprofit…

Since the pandemic started, several people per week have been asking me how to start a nonprofit. Often, they want to know how fast they can secure tax-exempt status. Your generous and empathetic responses to society’s increasing needs boosts my faith in humanity.
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