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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 ...
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 ...
How Nonprofit Leaders Are Feeling About 2021

How Nonprofit Leaders Are Feeling About 2021

2020 has been a challenging year for nonprofits in Washington. As the new year approaches, we asked nonprofit leaders across the state to share how they’re feeling about the end of year and what they hope for their nonprofit in 2021.
Member Spotlight: How Gambian Talents Promotion Hosted Their Annual Picnic On Wheels

Member Spotlight: How Gambian Talents Promotion Hosted Their Annual Picnic On Wheels

Back-to-school season looks different this year for the children and families of Washington state. While some parents are putting together at-home desks, others are adjusting to new school safety protocols amid COVID-19. But the change did not deter Gambian Talents Promotion (GTP) from hosting their annual back-to-school picnic.
Member Spotlight: YAMA (Yakima Music en Acción) – Walking the Talk with Leadership and Equity

Member Spotlight: YAMA (Yakima Music en Acción) – Walking the Talk with Leadership and Equity

Yakima Music en Acción, called YAMA by their community, looks like an after-school music program on the surface. With three youth orchestras, they provide a space for third through 12th graders, ...
Member Spotlight: Sound Experience – Looking to the future

Member Spotlight: Sound Experience – Looking to the future

“We have to help each other.” Suchitra Iyer, the Development Director at Sound Experience, sees partnerships as the future for nonprofits. Sound Experience has been operating for over 30 ...
Member Spotlight: Three advocacy stories

Member Spotlight: Three advocacy stories

Every year nonprofit leaders from across Washington come together in Olympia for the Annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception. They often meet with their legislators earlier in the day and then ...
Member Spotlight: Phoenix Conservancy – Working for flora, fauna, and humans

Member Spotlight: Phoenix Conservancy – Working for flora, fauna, and humans

Washingtonians know how fortunate we are to live in a state with a beautiful and varied landscape. We also know that non-indigenous settlers have seriously altered that landscape. The Palouse ...

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