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Featured Training & Networking Events

Opportunities to grow yourself & your organization

iphone CalendarTake advantage of excellent learning and networking opportunities offered by service providers in the Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory. Some events cost a fee, but others are free!

This calendar is updated regularly. So bookmark it and check back often. Also, let event organizers know you found their event in the Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory.

2016 | APRIL | MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | DECEMBER

April 2016

Google AdWords for Nonprofits
Thursday, April 21, noon to 1:30 pm
Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by 501 Commons
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1NUjivX.

Bellingham Luncheon: The Secret(s) to Raising More Money Through Storytelling
Thursday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bellingham Golf & Country Club, Bellingham
Presented by AFP Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EV05a5

Networking Happy Hour with Friends of GlobalWA, Humanosphere and World Affairs Council
Thursday, April 21, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Cuadra No. 32, Seattle
Presented by Global Washington
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1BZ4nP6

Communication and Learning Style
Friday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2100 Building, Seattle
Presented by Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition Project (NPSDC) at the Center for Learning Connections
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/21HFeEm

Art Business Clinic
Tuesday, April 26, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
1st Security Bank, Seattle
Presented by Shunpike
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1UxdTCm

Boards in Gear
Tuesday, April 26, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Club Green Meadows, Vancouver
Presented by Washington Nonprofits
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1RUkipp

Achieve Greater Results Working in Partnerships and Collaborative Campaigns
Wednesday, April 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Center for Architecture and Design, Seattle
Presented by AFP Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1ULIVYI

Fundraising Communications 4: Fundraising Materials that Work
Wednesday, April 27, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Online
Presented by Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1U1CAbK

Leading Edge: Achieve Greater Results Working in Partnerships and Collaborative Campaigns
Wednesday, April 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Center for Architecture and Design, Seattle
Presented by AFP Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1WDGAis

Does Your Board Really Understand Fundraising Success? How to Define, Measure and Achieve It
Thursday, April 28, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
2100 Building, Seattle
Presented by United Way of King County Volunteer Center
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1TmoD5P

Nonprofit Legal Checklist
Thursday, April 28, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Online
Presented by Washington Nonprofits, Wayfind, and the Office of the Secretary of State
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1q2mqC7

April and other 2016 events will be posted as we learn about them. Check back, please.

May 2016

Happy Hour Book Club - "Thanks for the Feedback" by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
Wednesdays, May 4 & June 1, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Latte De Coffee House & Wine Bar, Vancouver
Presented by Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington and Community Mediation Services
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1Sigtfo

AM Book Club - "Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes are High" Second Edition by Kerry Patterson, et al
Thursdays, May 5 & June 2, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Latte Da Coffee House & Wine Bar, Vancouver
Presented by Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington and Community Mediation Services
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1Sigtfo

Board Chairs Academy
Thursday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, Olympia
Presented by Third Sector Company
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1QIwEA1

Preparing for FLSA Overtime Rule Change
Monday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by 501 Commons and Compensation Connections LLC
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/22hW2QE.

BoardSource / Stand Your Mission Discussion (for board consultants & advisors)
Monday, May 9, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by 501 Commons, Campion Foundation, Davis Wright Tremaine, and UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
For more information and to register, contact Sara Brannman at sbrannman@campionadvocacyfund.org or (206) 686-5322.

Martini Monday: Major Donor Stewardship - How Small Shops Reap Big Rewards
Monday, May 9, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Orfeo, Seattle
Presented by AFP Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/25JrImv

Spokane Nonprofit Network Meeting/Brown Bag Lunch
Monday, May 9, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Spokane County United Way
Presented by Washington Nonprofits and the Spokane County United Way
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1S8UCXq

Board Speed Dating Night
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Pioneer Square, Seattle (exact location TBD)
Presented by Seattle Works
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1hD3iXn

Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits
Tuesday, May 10, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Innovative Services NW, Vancouver
Presented by Washington Nonprofits, the Office of the Secretary of the State, and Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/225Zfmi

Campaign Case Development and Communications
Wednesday, May 11, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Online
Presented by Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1S09Yf3

Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits
Wednesday, May 11, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Northeast Community Center, Spokane
Presented by Washington Nonprofits, the Office of the Secretary of State, and the Northeast Community Center
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1qpZNb5

The Anatomy of a Strong Case for Support
Thursday, May 12, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Online
Presented by Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company and Washington Nonprofits
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1U1DHrS

PSGA 13th Annual Seattle Funders Forum
Friday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Doubletree Suites, Tukwila
Presented by Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EvISco

Pre-Conference (Washington State Nonprofit Conference) Workshops
Monday, May 16, 10 am to 4 pm
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
Presented by Washington Nonprofits, Non Profit Insurance Program (NPIP), CliftonLarsonAllen, & others
For more information and to register, visit http://www.wastatenonprofitconference.org/.

Washington State Nonprofit Conference
Tuesday, May 17, time 8 am to 5 pm
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
Presented by Washington Nonprofits, Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy, Philanthropy Northwest, United Ways of the Pacific Northwest, & 501 Commons
For more information and to register, visit http://www.wastatenonprofitconference.org/.

Tableau for Nonprofits
Thursday, May 19, noon to 1:30 pm
Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by 501 Commons
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1Mi00qF.

Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Breakfast: 8 Ways to Ask for a Gift - Expanding the Art and Science of Solicitation
Thursday, May 19, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Bellingham Golf & Country Club, Bellingham
Presented by AFP Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1SXNrO6

Going Public: A Two-Part Series on Federal, State, and Local Grants - Part 1: Federal Grants
Wednesday, May 25, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EvISco

Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan: The Basics of Fund Development
Wednesday, May 25, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center, Seattle
Presented by AFP Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EV05a5

South Bend: Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits
Thursday, May 26, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Willapa Harbor Community Center, South Bend
Presented by Washington Nonprofits
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1Wd5vZt

May and other 2016 events will be posted as we learn about them. Check back, please.

June 2016

Whidbey Island: Boards in Gear
Wednesday, June 1, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church Annex, Freeland
Presented by Washington Nonprofits
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1Wd5EvY

Central Washington Conference for Greater Good
Thursday, June 2, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Yakima Convention Center, Yakima
Presented by Washington Nonprofits
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1MGnxSk

June Executive Director Forum
Friday, June 3, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Suite 810, Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by 501 Commons
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1UD0iti.

Bellingham: Boards in Gear
Wednesday, June 8, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, Bellingham
Presented by Washington Nonprofits
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1TPMtIx

Wenatchee: Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits
Wednesday, June 8, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Cordell, Neher & Company, Wenatchee
Presented by Washington Nonprofits
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1qCZlpF

Aberdeen: Boards in Gear
Thursday, June 9, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen
Presented by Washington Nonprofits
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1QkWRkK

Fast Pitch: Taking Risks to Change the World
Thursday, June 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, Seattle
Presented by Global Washington
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1YFKEgv

Tacoma: Boards in Gear
Tuesday, June 14, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Tacoma Community College, Tacoma
Presented by Washington Nonprofits
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1SXS36I

Team Building I: You and Your Staff (Executive Leadership Series 2016)
Wednesday, June 15, 3:30 pm to 5 pm
Grant House, Vancouver
Presented by Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1OP9AvG.

June South Sound Lunchtime Meeting
Wednesday, June 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hilltop Regional Health Center, Community Room, Tacoma
Presented by Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EvISco

The Quick-Start Guide to Creating a Winning Grant Proposal
Thursday, June 16, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Adrift Hotel, Long Beach
Presented by Washington Nonprofits
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1VhrSht

Webinar: Preparing for FLSA Overtime Rule Change
Thursday, June 16, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Online
Presented by 501 Commons
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1Sav8rt

Forum on Strategic Fundraising
Thursday & Friday, June 16 & 17, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
Presented by AFP Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1PAEg9J

Funder's Roundtable
Friday, June 24, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by Washington Nonprofits, 501 Commons, and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1QkYrTR

More June and other 2016 events will be posted as we learn about them. Check back, please.

July 2016

Martini Monday: How to Work a Room
Monday, July 11, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Orfeo, Seattle
Presented by AFP Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EV05a5

QuickBooks Made Easy
Thursday, July 14
Part 1: Essentials: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Part 2: Advanced: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
2100 Building, Seattle
Presented by 501 Commons and QuickBooks Made Easy
For more information and to register, visit
http://bit.ly/1QGeQ5Z

Policy Governance® workshop
Thursday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Suite 810, Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by 501 Commons
Please check back for registration information.

Leading Edge: Business Planning as a Strategic Tool for Fundraisers
Tuesday, July 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center, Seattle
Presented by AFP Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EV05a5

July Seattle Lunchtime Meeting
Wednesday, July 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EvISco

July and other 2016 events will be posted as we learn about them. Check back, please.

August 2016

August South Sound Lunchtime Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hilltop Regional Health Center, Community Room, Tacoma
Presented by Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EvISco

Art of the Ask: Preparing for Your Big Year-End Gifts
Friday, Aug. 19, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center, Seattle
Presented by AFP Advancement Northwest Washington Chapter
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EV05a5

August and other 2016 events will be posted as we learn about them. Check back, please.

September 2016

Team Building II: You and Your Board (Executive Leadership Series 2016)
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3:30 pm to 5 pm
Grant House, Vancouver
Presented by Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1OP9AvG.

September Seattle Lunchtime Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EvISco

September and other 2016 events will be posted as we learn about them. Check back, please.

October 2016

2016 PSGA Annual Conference: Persuasion: Storytelling & More for Grantseeking Success
Thursday, Oct. 6, all day
The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
Presented by Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
For more information and to register, visit http://www.grantwriters.org/annual-conference

October Executive Director Forum
Friday, Oct. 7, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by 501 Commons
Check back later for speaker and registration information.

October South Sound Lunchtime Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hilltop Regional Health Center, Community Room, Tacoma
Presented by Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EvISco

October and other 2016 events will be posted as we learn about them. Check back, please.

November 2016

2016 Independent Sector National Conference
Wednesday to Friday, Nov. 16-18, all day
Washington Hilton, Washington D.C.
Presented by Independent Sector
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1OMNAb0

November and other 2016 events will be posted as we learn about them. Check back, please.

December 2016

December Executive Director Forum
Friday, Dec. 2, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, Seattle
Presented by 501 Commons
Check back later for speaker and registration information.

PSGA 6th Annual South Sound Funders Forum
Friday, Dec. 2, 8:00 to 11:15 a.m.
University of Puget Sound, Wheelock Student Center, Tacoma
Presented by Puget Sound Grantwriters Association
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1EvISco

Global Washington's 8th Annual Conference
Thursday, Dec. 8, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle
Presented by Global Washington
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1YFKXIa

December and other 2016 events will be posted as we learn about them. Check back, please.

Promoting Your Events

Nonprofit specialists listed in the Resource Directory are invited to promote their events here. Email details of your upcoming events – events geared for WA State nonprofits – to timt@501commons.org.