“There is a lot of nonprofit expertise in Washington. We just need to make sure that all nonprofits have access to it.” (Nancy Bacon, Washington Nonprofits’ Director of Learning)

It’s amazing what Washington Nonprofits, our statewide nonprofit association, has achieved in only four and a half years.  Campion has been involved with Washington Nonprofits since the beginning. We funded efforts to establish an association and continue to provide annual general operating support to help them to grow their services across the state – bringing resources and education opportunities to Washington’s more than 58,000 nonprofits, and being a voice for the sector in Olympia and elsewhere.

With over 58,000 nonprofits in Washington, providing access to resources is both vital and challenging. So, Washington Nonprofit’s recently announced partnership with the Office of the Secretary of State to bring anytime, anywhere nonprofit learning to organizations across Washington is a great step for the sector.

Available to every nonprofit in Washington State, this new partnership leverages a broad set of partners providing content expertise and regional connections (including 501 Commons and Wayfind) and technology, to create the Washington Nonprofit Institute which makes available resources that will significantly improve nonprofits’ capacity to achieve their missions.

The Institute’s Nonprofit Training Program is designed to help nonprofits learn how to build a great board, monitor their money, and stay legally compliant and away from fraud. Training will be available via in-person workshops, online and on Washington Nonprofits’ Vimeo channel. These free and low-cost training opportunities will reach nonprofits in every community in Washington, empower them with a broader set of resources than they have ever had access to before, and build connections that nonprofits need to succeed.

“Every nonprofit in Washington deserves the chance to learn how to run a successful organization,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman. “Our communities depend on it.” Thanks to Washington Nonprofits, and their partners, the nonprofit community will have access to high quality resources regardless of their location and their budget.

For more information, contact Nancy Bacon at nancy@washingtonnonprofits.org or Rebecca Sherrell, the Office of Secretary of State’s Charities Program Manager at rebecca.sherrell@sos.wa.gov.