Starting a Nonprofit Interactive Learning

There are five main pathways of activities involved in starting a nonprofit: State, federal, people, planning, and operations. This interactive graphic illustrates the timeline and helps you find the information and resources you’ll need to […]


Starting a Nonprofit Video

Do you want to start a nonprofit in Washington State? Starting a Nonprofit is a collection of valuable resources to help you get started. Begin with this short video to help you understand what materials […]

Archived webinars

Conflicts of Interest Webinar

Conflicts of Interest for Nonprofits: Counseling Nonprofit Boards on Avoiding Conflicts Presenter: Lorri Dunsmore, Perkins Coie Length: 1 hour Date: October 5, 2017 You’ve probably heard that “Conflicts of Interests” are bad and that nonprofit […]


Starting a Nonprofit Templates & Sample Documents

The Starting a Nonprofit guide contains many valuable checklists, explanations, and sample documents to help your community start a new nonprofit. Download the 44-page guide to Starting a Nonprofit in Washington State, which includes everything […]


Composition & Development Documents & Links

Download all Composition & Development documents in one zipped file Required Documents None in this chapter Strongly Suggested Documents Conflict of Interest Policy Sample (501 Commons) Sample (MNA) Informational page (NCN) Whistleblower Policy Sample (Charities […]


Connection to Cause Documents & Links

Download all Connection to Cause documents in one zipped file Required Documents WA Articles of Incorporation (with any amendments) Articles of incorporation (from Wayfind) Articles of incorporation (from Office of the Secretary of State) Articles […]


Fundraising Documents & Links

Download all Fundraising documents in one zipped file. Required Documents None in this chapter Strongly Suggested Documents None in this chapter Recommended Documents   Budget Budget-builder template See also Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits training from […]


General Board Documents & Links

Download these additional documents in one zipped file. As-Needed/Additional Documents Board Manual Outline Consent Agendas Sample Explanation/article Giving Policy See also Board Commitment form (Chapter 2, Responsibilities). Organizational Dashboard Worksheet Tools and resources from National […]


Responsibilities Documents & Links

Download all Responsibilities documents in one zipped file Required Documents Bylaws Checklist Template Guide (American Bar Association) Sample Certificate of Incorporation from Secretary of State This document is provided by the Washington State Secretary of […]