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October 2021

Covid-19 Update: Top Considerations for Nonprofit Employers

October 27 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free

Communities Rise is proud to be a member of Exponentum®, a national network of business law pro bono providers. Please join us for the following complimentary webinar for nonprofit employers offered by Exponentum® in conjunction with pro bono attorneys from Jackson Lewis P.C. Join Jackson Lewis P.C. attorneys as we discuss COVID-19 issues that are top of mind for nonprofit employers as vaccines, testing and accommodations continue to dominate “return to the office” conversations and remote and hybrid work continue to…

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November 2021

November Grant Writing Clinic

November 1 | 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Free

A joint venture between Communities Rise and the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association (PSGA) brings you a free service to increase your chances of receiving grant funding! This grant writing assistance program from Communities Rise is designed to support community-based organizations that serve communities impacted by systemic oppression and do not have the internal capacity to hire a grant writer or have staff dedicated to grant writing. Up to 2 members from an organization may bring a request for proposal (RFP),…

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November Small Business Legal Clinic

November 2 | 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Free

Communities Rise and Ventures have partnered to offer pro-bono legal services for your business. Small business owners can make an appointment for a one hour consultation to meet one-on-one with an attorney to answer legal questions about their governance and business law needs. The clinic is a great opportunity for general questions on the following: Business Entity Formation – Advising on choice of entity (LLC/PLLC, Sole Proprietor, Partnership, C-Corporation, Social Purpose Corporation) and creation of corporate entity.Advice on Corporate GovernanceMaintenance and…

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November Nonprofit Legal Clinic

November 9 | 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Free

Communities Rise and the King County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division have partnered to offer pro-bono legal services for your organization. Washington based nonprofits and community-based organizations can make an appointment for a one hour consultation to meet one-on-one with an attorney to answer short legal questions about their nonprofit. Please keep in mind the clinic provides a one hour consultation and questions that can be answered in a short amount of time are best suited for the clinic. The…

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Nonprofit Law Institute 2021

November 10 | 9:15 am – 2:30 pm
$75 – $125

To register, scroll down to the bottom of this page. If registration information does not show up for you, try opening this page with a different browser or resetting your cookies. Join us for the Nonprofit Law Institute event for attorneys who want to learn about serving nonprofits, learn from leaders from the nonprofit legal field, and share their interests and experiences in working with community organizations. This year we will be discussing the new Nonprofit Act (RCW Chapter 24.03A),…

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Intellectual Property as a Tool for Small Business Growth – Webinar

November 16 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$15

We invite small business owners to join us for a webinar addressing Intellectual Property (IP): copyright, trademark, and trade secret. Many of the products, technologies and creative works developed by small business owners are protected by IP therefore, having a sound understanding of IP and how it works has become an essential skill for starting and growing a business. Learning how to identify and proactively protect your IP positions you to attract investors, generate new streams of revenue, and distinguish…

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Let’s Go Legal! – Webinar

November 17 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Free

Let’s Go Legal covers the five main topics board members need to know: State Law, Federal Law, Fundraising, Employment, and Intellectual Property. Let’s Go Legal shows how your organization is like a car. You need to register it with the state, driving on federal roads involves an additional set of rules, you need fuel to move your car forward (that’s the money part), the people in the car matter, and the look and feel of your car make it special.…

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Office Closed – Thanksgiving

November 25 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our office is closed in honor of Thanksgiving.

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Office Closed – Native American Heritage Day

November 26 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our office is closed in honor of Native American Heritage Day.

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December 2021

December Grant Writing Clinic

December 6 | 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Free

A joint venture between Communities Rise and the Puget Sound Grantwriters Association (PSGA) brings you a free service to increase your chances of receiving grant funding! This grant writing assistance program from Communities Rise is designed to support community-based organizations that serve communities impacted by systemic oppression and do not have the internal capacity to hire a grant writer or have staff dedicated to grant writing. Up to 2 members from an organization may bring a request for proposal (RFP),…

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