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To change the world, we must first change the conversation. As nonprofit leaders, we can define and drive conversations about the nonprofit sector and achieve real and lasting change.  

Join over 600 nonprofit and community leaders on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Washington State Nonprofit Conference at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue to listen, learn, share your ideas and change the world.

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2015 Washington State Nonprofit Conference

Feds agree to pay for indirect costs

It’s official:  Thanks to advocacy efforts of 37 State Assocations and their nonprofit members across the country, the federal Office of Management and Budget has adopted sweeping new rules around federal grant-making.  The big news is that local, state, and federal governments using federal funds to contract with nonprofits must pay reasonable indirect costs.

Tim Delaney, CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, says: 
"The federal government has stepped forward to help stop the nonprofit starvation cycle and begin erasing the overhead myth. It’s now up to nonprofits and state and local governments to turn the promise of the change into reality for individuals, communities served, and taxpayers. "

To read more about the topic see the 12/19/14 Press Release and the history of the OMB change.   To read about 6 simple steps to get you started, click here.   Need more help navigating the new rules?  Click here to see our schedule of OMB webinars.


Washington Nonprofits has launched a new initiative that provides an innovative new finance training resource to nonprofits and their volunteer board members. Called “Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits”, FUN breaks with traditional nonprofit financial training in providing fun, interactive learning opportunities that work for busy board members. LEARN MORE HERE>

Boomerang -  New Funding Stream for Nonprofits 
Now there is a new way to “give back” that could end up redefining a generation and giving countless nonprofits an all new support source. Senior are pledging to donate their discounts. See for more info>

Stand for Your Mission
At Boardsource's annual conferenc in October 2014, the "Stand for Your Mission" campaign was launched– urging greater advocacy by nonprofit board members. 

Using Data to Build Nonprofit Advocacy.
Rick Anderson of Washington Nonprofits writes about serving the social sector with data, and what we can learn from its analysis. <Read More>

Nonprofit Employment Data from BLS
The charitable nonprofit sector employed at least 11.4 million people in 2012, representing 10.3 percent of total non-military employment, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) covering years 2007 to 2012. 

More resources in the Statewide Nonprofit Directory! Click Here

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3/13 MEMBER CALL: Strategic Planning More

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3/20 FREE MONTHLY WEBINAR: Supercharge Your Fundraising Efforts With Content Marketing More

3/27 SHELTON: Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits: Elevate Your Board's Financial Literacy More

3/31: Procurement: Understanding Federal Requirements for Purchasing Goods and Services More

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