Area workshop to offer tools for running an effective nonprofit

This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the best practices for strengthening your organization in order to better achieve your mission

BATTLE GROUND — Washington Nonprofits is hosting a nonprofit workshop in Battle Ground, presented by Jeanne Kojis, executive director of the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington, and Rory Bowman, who brings nearly two decades of experience on a variety of corporate boards, including for-profits, nonprofits and cooperatives.

This workshop is an opportunity to learn about the best practices for strengthening your organization in order to better achieve your mission, as well as to network with local nonprofits and others interested in or connected to the nonprofit sector.

Attendees are encouraged to join your local nonprofit network, presented by Washington Nonprofits in partnership with the Office of the Secretary of State and the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington, Sat., Sept. 21 at the Battle Ground Community Center. Event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Registration is $30, with a light breakfast and lunch provided. Cost should not be a barrier to participate. Contact organizers if you have any requests, concerns, or questions.

Every organization exists to make a difference. During Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit, the basics of running a nonprofit will be covered, drawing on tested tips and tools, including Washington Nonprofits’ four learning toolkits on boards, finance, law, and planning. Attendees will leave with concrete next steps on how to strengthen their organization to better achieve its mission.

Topics will include: sustainable sizing; legal and finance information; budgeting; program design; volunteer management; fundraising; and grant readiness. This workshop is designed for board, volunteers and staff of smaller organizations. Anyone who wants to know nonprofit basics and have concrete actions to move their organizations forward will find something in the day. While a team is not necessary, it is helpful to have at least two people from an organization.

Washington Nonprofits was founded in 2010. As the state association for all nonprofits, Washington Nonprofits makes sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed through learning, advocacy, and collaboration. It increases their influence with policymakers and philanthropy so that they have a place at the table when decisions are made. It connects nonprofits to people and resources so that they can focus on getting the job done. Washington Nonprofits envisions a strong, united nonprofit sector that is a valued partner in creating thriving communities across Washington.

For more information, visit the events page at, or contact Tom Lang, director of eLearning, at


Sat., Sept. 21 

9 a.m.-3 p.m. 


Battle Ground Community Center

Phone: (360) 342-5380

912 East Main Street

Battle Ground, Wa. 

Cost: $30

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