This month, learn how Washington Nonprofits became Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA) and what our new identity means for you. We also shared our diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility (DEIA) learning plans along with a suggested summer read, On Juneteenth. And – we’re hiring! Check out the full edition for the job listings and so much more!
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.
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