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Get Creative With Employee Benefits

August 28, 2019 Human Resources
In today’s competitive job market, it is crucial for mission-based organizations to get creative when it comes to employee compensation – especially for nonprofits competing with large for-profit companies that have the ability to pay their employees more.

Take the Guesswork Out of Your Bookkeeping

August 27, 2019 Finance
Nonprofit accounting brings unique challenges, rules, and reporting requirements that for-profit companies don’t have to deal with. If anything is confusing you or causing you to lose sleep at night, partner with us and we can guide your way to better bookkeeping practices.

Listen Up! The First Executive Director Forum of the Year is Friday, Feb. 2

January 22, 2018
Struggling to keep some balance in your life after a bit of downtime over the holidays? Discuss tactics for self-care and ways the nonprofit sector can build stronger and more diverse networks at the next King County Executive Director Forum gathering on Friday, Feb. 2 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Pacific Tower (Suite #180 on the 1st floor).

Helpful Resources: Building a More Inclusive Work Environment

December 21, 2017 Diversity & Equity
Nonprofit staff tend to come from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and have a broad range of gender identities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs. More than ever, it is essential that we cultivate a more inclusive work environment that makes everyone feel safe and supported so they can be as productive as possible.

Helpful Resources: Increase your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

November 20, 2017 Human Resources
Many people in our sector are feeling high levels of stress. Added to the usual challenges of our sector are concerns about federal actions and changes to laws that will impact the people we serve and our community. What can help you navigate through these murky waters? Building your Emotional Intelligence (EQ).