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September 2020

September Fundraising Clinic

September 28 | 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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Day of Caring – Free Legal Clinic!

September 22 | 3:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Free

Microenterprise and Nonprofit Legal Clinic (FREE Legal Consultation with an Attorney) Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Time: 60-minute appointments available between 3:00 – 7:45 pm Location:  Phone Consultations Only Cost: FREE Communities Rise is partnering with Ventures and the United Way of King County to offer free business law consultations to microenterprises and nonprofits. Sign up to meet with a lawyer, at no cost, and ask them your legal questions about your business or nonprofit.  There will be attorneys with expertise in the…

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September Grant Writing Clinic

September 14 | 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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Office Closed – Labor Day

September 7 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our office is closed in honor of Labor Day.

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Legal Landmines: Nonprofits Navigating Return to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 2 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free

Jackson Lewis P.C. and Exponentum are pleased to present a complimentary webinar for nonprofit employers. Nonprofits are not immune to ongoing and developing issues and concerns related to COVID-19, the impact on their workforce and consequently, the ability to meet their mission. By identifying and anticipating what issues will arise, and proactively developing a plan for how to appropriately address them, nonprofit employers are able to more effectively minimize the legal risks associated with operating during a pandemic. Topics Getting our…

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August 2020

August Grant Writing Clinic

August 3 | 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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July 2020

Office Closed – Eid al-Adha

July 31 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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How to Track Expenses and Secure PPP Loan Forgiveness

July 22 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free

How to Track Expenses and Secure PPP Loan Forgiveness Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM Pacific Time Online through Washington Nonprofits As many nonprofits are getting ready to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness, we are pleased to bring back attorney Jeff Liang to explain the rules and the process to us. Since Jeff first presented in May, new legislation has created extra flexibility in how the funds can be used and extended the time period for using them.…

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July Nonprofit Legal Clinic

July 20 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Communities Rise Office, 3642 33rd Ave S, Suite C4
Seattle, Washington 98144 United States
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Free

Communities Rise and the King County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division have partnered to offer pro-bono legal services for your organization. Nonprofits and community-based organizations can make an appointment for a one hour consultation to meet one-on-one with an attorney to answer legal questions about their nonprofit governance and business law needs, such as Articles of Incorporation, contracts, bylaws and conflict of interest policies. These services are available by appointment only. Call 206-324-5850 or email contact@wayfindlegal.org with questions or to…

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July Microenterprise Legal Clinic

July 13 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free

Communities Rise and Ventures have partnered to offer pro-bono legal services for your business. Microenterprises 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, such as: Business Entity Formation – Advising on choice of entity (LLC/PLLC, Sole Proprietor, Partnership, C-Corporation, Social Purpose Corporation) and creation of corporate entity.Drafting Agreements -  Advising on and drafting of Shareholder Agreements, Operating Agreements.Advice on Corporate GovernanceMaintenance and Compliance with…

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