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2018 Offerings

Introducing a new series: Service Corps Connectr

In response to requests from Service Corps members for more opportunities to engage in discussion with each other, we will be hosting two roundtable conversations this year called Service Corps Connectr. The peer-led discussions will give Service Corps members the opportunity to share their consulting experiences and learn from each other. Service Corps Connectr sessions will be conducted via webinar in order to enable our volunteer consultants around the state to join in.

  • Pathways to Board Development: September 18, 4 to 6pm. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

Learn to Serve

We will continue to offer Learn to Serve workshops that engage experts in delivering training on topics pertinent to Service Corps members. The majority of the workshops will convene in Pacific Tower.

  • Strategies for Skilled Facilitation: May 24, 11am to 1pm. Back by popular demand, this highly rated session is sure to have you feeling more confident about your upcoming meeting. Reserve your spot before it fills up.
  • Fund Development Trends and Models: November 9, 9 to 11am. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

501 Connects

501 Connects Meet-ups enable Service Corps members to network with one another, as well as the 501 Commons staff and volunteer leaders that support them, and get briefed on 501 Commons activities and matters pertaining to the nonprofit sector.

  • 501 Connects Meet-up: April 26, 8 to 10am. Our first 501 Connects of the year will be in the beautiful Pacific Tower Panoramic Center. Join us for breakfast and to network with your Service Corps Colleagues. For more information and to confirm your attendance, register here.
  • 501 Connects Picnic: July 26, 12 to 2p.m, Pacific Tower South Lawn. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.
  • Connects Tasting Party: October 25, 5 to 7pm. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

If you'd like to utilize your skills to helping community nonprofits, please view our ongoing volunteer opportunities or email Gillian Cook at and let us know what type of projects most interest you.

Additional Opportunities

Hone your teaching skills at “Train the Trainer”

You are invited to “Train the Trainer,” a 3-part series hosted by Washington Nonprofits that is designed to help nonprofit consultants strengthen their teaching practices. Taught by adult learning experts, this is an opportunity to hone your skills, discuss tips and tools for increasing engagement, and finding out how to know if you’ve made a difference. Learn more about each session and register at