Volunteers are cause champions who give their time to boost the impact of our organizations. This is why it's important we structure our volunteer programs in a way that supports these relationships and offers our volunteers the opportunity to be fully engaged and empowered to share their unique talents.
501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are legally allowed to advocate for social policy changes that would benefit the communities they serve…but it has to be done correctly.
Technology is both indispensable in today’s fast-paced world and not always easy to understand without help. Make sure you carve out time on your calendar to attend these upcoming FREE technology classes taught by local techie experts.
Conference season is officially underway! Take a moment to skim through the offerings at the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good (April 24 in Yakima) and the Washington State Nonprofit Conference (May 20-21 in Bellevue) and register before the early bird periods end.
The need to belong is considered an innate feeling among all human beings across all cultures. That also applies to the workplace! Employees who feel like they belong to a larger cause will be more engaged, better connected to the mission, and feel valued.
Want the opportunity to talk through common challenges with sympathetic peers? Join us for the next Executive Director Forum on Friday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Pacific Tower (Suite #810).
All teams will experience breakdowns in their effectiveness. These can be more easily and quickly resolved if you do some important work in advance. Building trust and establishing clear norms and expectations can reduce conflicts and increase accountability to organizational goals.
When we communicate with people from a racial or cultural background different from our own, there’s always the chance we might commit a “microaggression” – a verbal or nonverbal cue that conveys disrespect or bias.
Your mission may be best tackled by advocating for public policy and budget changes that impact your constituents. Learn the rules so that you can keep your board and organization aligned with the law while advocating for change.
While we are far from achieving gender equity in leadership of business, government or nonprofit spheres, more attention is being given to women having access to leadership roles. While research has repeatedly shown that women leaders are good for business, many questions remained unanswered: How can we better recognize women as leaders in an authentic way and how do we better lift up women leaders in the nonprofit sector?