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Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014 URL: http://guides.kcls.org/philanthropy Print Guide RSS Updates

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Are You Prepared for GiveBIG 2015?

The Seattle Foundation's day-of-giving event, GiveBIG, is coming in May 2015!  The Seattle Foundation website features nonprofit organizations that provide a significant level of service (at least 50%) in King County.  If your King County 501(c)(3) organization is interested in participating, please visit the website at http://www.seattlefoundation.org and search for your organization to see if it already has an active profile.  If you have a profile, no action is needed from you at this time.

If  you do not find your organization and would like to be a part of GiveBIG 2015, The Seattle Foundation is accepting new profile queries from organizations that provide a significant level of service (at least 50%) in King County.  If your organization meets these criteria, please submit a nonprofit organization profile query

If you have any questions about GiveBIG or The Seattle Foundation's nonprofit organization profile criteria, please contact The Seattle Foundation at givebig@seattlefoundation.org.


Nonprofit Calendar

This Nonprofit Calendacovers meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences and fundraising events in Western Washington.  (Listing does not indicate endorsement of the event.)  To have your event included, please email detailed information to Jeannette Privat at jeanpriv@kcls.org.


Nonprofit Management

Charting Impact is a tool that helps your nonprofit define your impact to donors, funders and the public.

The Foundation Center has  established a Nonprofit Collaboration Database that provides examples of nonprofit collaborations.  The Web site also includes links to reports, articles and relevant Web sites about the topic.

United Way of King County has compiled a list of practical resources relevant to the work of nonprofit boards with links to the corresponding documents.  It covers governance and management topics. 


Starting A Nonprofit

Check these links for information about starting and managing nonprofit organizations.

Starting An NPO - 5 Tips And A Warning
Idealist gives excellent things to consider before attempting to start a nonprofit organization.

Nonprofit Startup Resources by State
Useful links to information regarding starting a nonprofit organization for different states compiled by The Foundation Center. 

Washington Nonprofit Handbook
Published by Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations (WAACO) and the King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The current edition is dated 2009; a revision will be published in 2014 or 2015.

How to Start A Nonprofit in Washington
This site covers detailed steps about the paperwork, costs and time involved in starting a nonprofit in Washington State.


Social Entrepreneurship

Seattle Social Purpose Corporations Meetup
Social media site for entrepreneurs in social purpose corporations, Washington State's legal designation for social enterprises.

Free Management Library
Resources on nonprofit, and also for-profit, organizations.  The entry on social entrepreneurship includes basics and definitions, the types of social entrepreneurship and relevant organizations.


Services for Nonprofit Organizations

501 Commons
Offers many services to nonprofits, as well as a Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory which includes vetted consultants and information services.  NPower Northwest is now a part of 501 Commons.

Nonprofit Assistance Center
Resource that works to strengthen organizations that serve low income communities and communities of color. They provide technical assistance, consulting and training workshops.

Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington  
Provides an infrastructure of support for local nonprofits in Clark County, including  professional development and support resources.

Solutions for Good
A network of independent consultants serving nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound.

United Way of King County
Provides many services to support nonprofits in the area and offers many board training workshops.

Wayfind Formerly Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations (WAACO)
Offers free legal services to nonprofits and microenterprises, and provides high-quality, affordable legal trainings for nonprofits and attorneys.
 They do not provide legal representation and cannot guarantee that they will find a volunteer attorney.

Whatcom Council of Nonprofits
Provides a tool for nonprofit networking, resource sharing, and peer education in Whatcom County.. 

Washington State Housing Finance Commission
This nonprofit financing program assists nonprofits to obtain below-market interest rates on loans to construct, purchase, rehabilitate or refinance capital facilities. These projects include administrative offices, schools, housing, neighborhood and day care centers, as well as job training, cultural, athletic and social service facilities.


Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center


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