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August 2021

August Grant Writing Clinic

August 2 | 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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July 2021

July Nonprofit Legal Clinic

July 28 | 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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Succession Planning – Webinar

July 27 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
$30

As a business owner, your business can mean the world to you, and that’s why it’s so important to create a succession plan. We put together this training and a toolkit to help you succession plan with ease.  What is succession planning? A succession plan helps business owners plan for what would happen in the case of the owner’s retirement, disability, or death. Not having a plan can result in family fighting over control, and in some cases can leave…

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July Small Business Legal Clinic

July 21 | 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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Office Closed – Eid al-Adha

July 20 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our office is closed in honor of Eid al-Adha.

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July Grant Writing Clinic

July 12 | 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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Summer Office Closure

July 5 | 8:00 am – July 9 | 5:00 pm

Our office is closed during this time for a summer break.

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June 2021

Let’s Go Legal! – Webinar

June 30 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Free

Online through Washington Nonprofits 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…

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Commercial Leases – Webinar

June 23 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
$10

Designed for small businesses and nonprofits who have been impacted by the Covid-19 shutdown (e.g. their ability to pay rent under their leases), this webinar will present legal information on how to manage current leasing situations. The presenters will talk about your legal options and responsibilities under commercial leases, referring to the Lease Amendment Toolkit, and will discuss the current eviction moratorium. The presentation portion of this webinar will last around 1 hour with 30 minutes at the end for…

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Return to Work – Webinar

June 23 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Free

Legal issues to consider as your nonprofit gets back to business Online through Washington Nonprofits What are the legal considerations that nonprofits should consider as employees return to the workplace? In this webinar we will be talking about requirements and compliance issues around Covid-19 vaccinations, safety, medical leave, and other related topics. Topics Covered Paid family leave for COVID and childcare under the new American Rescue Plan Act Washington State Paid Sick Leave and (potentially) Washington Paid Family & Medical…

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