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January 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Updates and Forgiveness

January 21 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Free

Online through Washington Nonprofits Congress passed a Covid-Relief package on December 21, 2020, which includes changes and extensions to the PPP loan program and forgiveness process. Join us to learn about these updates and changes to the PPP Loan program and forgiveness process. The Small Business Administration has 10 days from enactment to issue regulations to implement the changes in this new legislation. We will discuss the changes to the PPP loan program and explain the new simplified forgiveness process.…

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January Nonprofit Legal Clinic

January 19 | 5:00 pm – 7:15 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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Office Closed – MLK Day

January 18 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our office is closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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January Small Business Legal Clinic

January 12 | 5:00 pm – 7:15 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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January Grant Writing Clinic

January 11 | 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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December 2020

Winter Office Closure

December 24, 2020 | 8:00 am – January 1, 2021 | 5:00 pm

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

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So You Want to be a Nonprofit? – Webinar

December 9, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
$10

Should we become a nonprofit or something else? This training will cover considerations that community members should be thinking about and planning for before they make the decision to create a nonprofit organization. In this interactive workshop, participants will receive information that will assist them to: Decide if a nonprofit is the best structure for addressing the community need they have identified; andUnderstand the process for forming a Washington State nonprofit corporation and/or applying for IRS tax-exempt status. Topics well…

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December Wellness Workshop – Altar Building with Milvia Pacheco and Naomi Bagin

December 9, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Free

This workshop is a part of a monthly Community Wellness series co-hosted by RVC and Communities Rise. November’s workshop is focused on mindfulness meditation and Reiki. The intended audience for this workshop are folks who self-identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color. Please feel free to share this information with other BIPOC community members who may be interested.  Altaristas Workshop Each participant will create an altar for daily intention, using materials that are accessible in their own spaces, as…

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December Fundraising Clinic

December 7, 2020 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for a FREE 90 minute consultation with a professional fundraiser. They will review your questions in advance and talk with you about your fundraising goals and plans for the year. Preference is given to organizations based in and led by communities of color and indigenous, immigrant and refugee, queer and trans, low-income communities, and others historically disenfranchised. These services are free of charge and available by appointment only. Email brianna@communities-rise.org questions or to schedule! Offered in partnership with AFP Advancement Northwest's “Fundraisers on the Go”. *Please note…

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December Grant Writing Clinic

December 7, 2020 | 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Communities Rise Office, 3642 33rd Ave S, Suite C4
Seattle, Washington 98144 United States
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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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