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March 2020

Understanding the 501(c)(3) Application Process + FREE legal clinic – Webinar!

March 26 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$10

Join our webinar! This training will provide insightful tips and guidance about how to become a 501(c)(3) organization. Do you know what it means to be a 501(c)(3) organization or wonder how you can become one? If so, this is the training for you. Regardless of your level of experience in the nonprofit world, you will be able to walk away with insightful tips (or reminders) and guidance about how to become a 501(c)(3) organization and what responsibilities come along…

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Let’s Go Legal! – Webinar

March 24 | 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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VOICES – Annual Fundraiser – POSTPONED

March 19 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Due to the King County guidelines regarding COVID-19, which have recommended that large group gatherings be avoided, we are postponing this fundraiser until it is determined that we can safely gather together.  We will continue to closely monitor this situation and provide updates as soon as we can. We hope that you can still join us when the event is rescheduled, and all tickets previously purchased will remain valid. If you have any questions about this, please contact us at aimie@communities-rise.org.

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March Nonprofit Legal Clinic

March 17 | 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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March Grantwriting Clinic

March 2 | 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! Up to 2 members from an organization may bring a request for proposal (RFP), application guidelines, draft proposal, or a proposal not funded, and an experienced grant writer will give you one-on-one guidance. Preference is given to orgs led by communities of color or other communities impacted by systemic oppression. These pro-bono services are…

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February 2020

Navigating Overwhelm in 2020: From enduring these challenging times to edifying – both ourselves and others.

February 25 | 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98101 United States
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$90

Navigating Overwhelm in 2020: From enduring these challenging times to edifying - both ourselves and others. Communities Rise is proud to partner with Washington Nonprofits to bring you this event! Please join us for a day of strategizing about how to go beyond simply surviving in 2020. This event will be a tactically-focused training on how to sustain ourselves amidst overwhelming times. Participants from all professional disciplines and life circumstances are welcome to attend. To receive the Communities Rise discount…

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Capacity Building Cohort Applications Due

February 21 | 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Apply for our 2020 Capacity Building Cohort! The application can be downloaded via the link below. Due by email to brianna@communities-rise.org by end of day on February 21. Download Application Download Checklist Please be concise and answer all questions. You may attach additional sheets if you need more space. If you need assistance answering any of the questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

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Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Law, Part 2: Maintaining Nonprofits

February 19 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4800
Seattle, Washington 98101 United States
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This Communities Rise signature nonprofit seminar covers corporate, state and federal tax exemption status compliance requirements and issues for Washington nonprofits and 501c3 tax-exempt organizations. Topics will include: Fiduciary duties of directors and officers, Nonprofit corporate governance policies Charitable Solicitation Act, IRS Form 990 reporting, 501c3 tax-exemption issues including: - private inurement and private benefit (executive compensation), - lobbying and political activities, - charitable contribution issues, - unrelated business income and other issues. This CLE is ideal for attorneys and…

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February Nonprofit Legal Clinic

February 18 | 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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2020 Capacity Building Cohort Information Session

February 13 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Communities Rise Office, 3642 33rd Ave S, Suite C4
Seattle, Washington 98144 United States
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Join us to learn more about an upcoming opportunity to spend 9 months in community with other leaders of color, engaged in building relationships and growing your organization. Our capacity-building cohort is collaborative, intensive, and builds on community experience. We provide individual coaching and monthly meetings on topics selected by the cohort, and each participant spends 8-10 hours per month working on organizational goals. To learn more, check out this page here and attend an information session! Information sessions will…

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