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Three years ago on October 6, 2011, nonprofit leaders launched Washington Nonprofits, our state's nonprofit state association, to ensure that nonprofits in Washington have the tools and connections that you need to thrive. Today hundreds of nonprofits and thousands of nonprofit employees and volunteers have joined together in our vibrant network.

WN is partnering with capacity builders, northwest nonprofit state associations, and philanthropic organizations to move our sector to be stronger and more influential. Read More in our Annual Report.


Don't miss this week's conference. Online registration closes Tuesday: Register now.  

Flow LogoOctober 23, 2014
Lincoln Center in Spokane
Flow: Carving Pathways for Greater Good  

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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>

What's Missing? #NPFullCosts 
What’s missing is the understanding that nonprofits delivering services incur “overhead” expenses.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued guidance that governments using federal funds will be required to reimburse nonprofits for reasonable indirect costs. Read an article by Rick Cohen of National Council. 

Streamlined process for small organizations
Recently, the IRS streamlined the filling process for small organizations. Check out this article to learn more!” 
 More News and Information

Philanthropy Northwest: Two new publications.
1) "Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion"
2)“Philanthropy and the Renewal of Democracy: Is it Time to Step Up Our Game?

We Cannot Afford to Ignore the New Economic Reality.
The 2014 Nonprofit Finance Fund's State of the Sector reveals that nonprofits are adapting to continued difficult financial envrionment. Read More>

More resources in the Statewide Nonprofit Directory! Click Here

Upcoming Events


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11/4: Impact Investing: From Conventional to Cutting Edge More

11/7: Storytelling for Action: Talking with Policymakers  More

11/7: Partnership Pays: Tapping the Power of Collaboration to Supercharge Your Grantseeking More

11/12: Nonprofit Legal Checklist More

11/14 MEMBER CALL: Rethinking Nonprofit Leadership for the 21st Century More

11/20: Super Circular Gets Clearer & Closer: OMB Clarifies New Requirements for Managing Federal Funds More

11/21: The Essential Grant Proposal Blueprint: What All Grantmakers Need You to Tell Them – Whether They Know It or Not More

12/2: Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits (FUN): How To Elevate Finance Knowledge and Practice on Your Board More

12/3: Digging Into Program Data: Three-Part Course More

12/5: Making a Compelling Case: Crafting a Can't-Miss Statement of Need, Issue, or Opportunity for Your Proposal More

12/10: Best Practices in Raising Money for Your Organization More

12/11: How to Use Inspiring Stories to Steward Donors More

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