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Advocacy is a Must for All Nonprofits and Board Members

Published Aug 08, 2018 08:52 AM

In early August, 75+ people attended a workshop with Toren Lewis from the Alliance for Justice on the rules governing nonprofits being engaged in advocacy. The big takeaway was simple: Nonprofits and board members can and should advocate for the causes that matter most to them.

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Helpful Resources: Methods for Advocating Effectively

Published Jul 24, 2018 01:25 PM

While it may seem like well-funded special interest groups are drowning out citizens in the public policy advocacy space, nonprofits shouldn’t feel like they’re voiceless. With proper strategy and allies, creating lasting change at the local, state, and national levels is possible.

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Increase Team Effectiveness by Building Trust

Published Jul 23, 2018 10:30 AM

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.

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Know the Law...Before Incorporating Liquor, Cannabis, & Gambling Into Your Event

Published Jul 17, 2018 01:33 PM

Nonprofits in Washington raise millions each year from fundraisers, auctions, and raffles. But – whoa Nelly! – before you plan your next event, read this helpful toolkit.

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Vietnamese Friendship Association: Looking Ahead to a Changing Community

Published Jul 06, 2018 02:04 PM

For 40 years, Vietnamese Friendship Association has proudly served the Vietnamese and refugee populations in South Seattle. The organization originally sought to help resettle refugees affected by the Vietnam War. As time has gone on, VFA shifted toward supporting education, economic self-sufficiency, and leadership development programs.

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Helpful Resources: Understanding Microaggressions and Unintended Slights

Published Jun 21, 2018 11:14 AM

A “microaggression” is a verbal or nonverbal cue (whether intentional or unintentional) that communicates hostility or bias toward a targeted group of people. These unintended slights may seem harmless on the surface, but they perpetuate the feeling of being devalued and viewed as “the other.”

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Racial Microaggressions: Not All Offenses are Obvious

Published Jun 20, 2018 03:30 PM

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.

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Standing for Justice Together

Published Jun 19, 2018 09:45 AM

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.

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What Nonprofits Need to Know About Data Privacy

Published Jun 18, 2018 09:31 AM

Recent coverage about political campaigns using data curated by Facebook has awakened your clients, donors, and volunteers to privacy issues. Take those headlines as a heads up to make sure you can secure the personal data you have.

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How Long Should Nonprofits Retain Certain Documents?

Published Jun 05, 2018 12:50 PM

Federal and state laws require the retention of certain documents and electronic records for a minimum amount of time, making it essential for nonprofit organizations to have a written retention policy that is faithfully followed.

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Women in Leadership Roles Make the Nonprofit Sector and Our Communities Better

Published May 25, 2018 11:49 AM

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?

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Grant Opportunities - May 2018

Published May 24, 2018 08:34 AM

Summer may be fast approaching, but don’t let your fundraising go on vacation! Check out these grant opportunities with deadlines happening in the next few weeks or months.

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Helpful Resources: Improving Your Bookkeeping

Published May 23, 2018 11:56 AM

Strong bookkeeping practices can help guide your fundraising, hiring, operational, and investment decisions.

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QuickBooks Made Easy: Grow Your Bookkeeping Knowledge at an Affordable Rate on July 19

Published May 22, 2018 09:27 AM

Go in-depth about the functions of QuickBooks® at this two-part all day training workshop designed for both experienced nonprofit bookkeepers and staff/volunteers who act as the bookkeeper by default.

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Preventing a Chasm Between the Board and Executive

Published May 21, 2018 01:35 PM

Organizations are more resilient when everyone has shared expectations. But this is often not the case with the board of directors and executive.

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Policy Governance® Sets Up Boards and Staff for Success

Published May 08, 2018 01:55 PM

Board members who need lots of support but do little to advance the organization are a drain on resources. Moreover, boards that have poorly defined governance processes can be a risk to an organization. There is, however, a way to set up your board for success.

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Meet Three Leaders and Discuss Three Topics at the May 4 Executive Director Forum

Published May 02, 2018 09:09 AM

Executive Director Forums are interesting and energizing and fun! You will have the opportunity to discuss all three topics with these outstanding leaders and your fellow executives.

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Navigating Through Difficult Conversations is Challenging but Achievable

Published Apr 30, 2018 09:22 AM

The workplace can be rife with difficult conversations: salary negotiations, performance concerns, complaints about a colleague or client, mending hurt feelings, terminating an employee, etc.

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Helpful Resources: Having Successful Difficult Conversations

Published Apr 25, 2018 11:30 AM

Resolving differences of opinion about awkward or painful topics isn’t something we look forward to, but straight-forward and skillful conversations can help address conflict and build a positive organizational culture.

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Helpful Resources: De-Escalating Violent Interactions

Published Apr 11, 2018 11:01 AM

The topic of workplace violence and dealing with potentially violent individuals is a subject we’re seeing more in the news. Nobody wants to see these tragic incidents – both large and small – continue to plague our offices, schools, houses of worship, or public spaces. But what can we do?

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