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 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!
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.
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!
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!
This month we have a reminder that minimum wage changes are coming and what it means for nonprofit employers. There is also an open survey regarding the labor shortage in the nonprofit sector and an exciting funding opportunity, the Summer Program Fund. Finally, learn more about the Washington Healthplan Finder, which currently has open enrollment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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