Upcoming WAACO Seminars
Please see our Calendar for a complete listing of our Legal Trainings in 2014.
WAACO is proud to announce our South King County Nonprofit Legal Training Series
WAACO is very excited to announce that we will be putting on a 4 nonprofit legal training series in South King County. The trainings are reserved for individuals and organizations located in S. King County and is sponsored by The Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County. WAACO is working in partnership with The Nonprofit Assistance Center to put on this series. With funding from The Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County, we are able to offer these trainings for a small registration fee of $10 per person. The four S. King County Trainings are:
1) So You Want To Be A Nonprofit? - Dec. 5, 2013, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Green River Community College, 417 Ramsay Way, Ste. 112, Kent, WA 98032
$10 General Admissions. Online registration at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/476833
Speakers: Jodi Nishioka, Program Manager, WAACO; Barbara Fane, Executive Director, Nonprofit Assistance Center; LaTraya Ellis, Executive Assistant, Nonprofit Assistance Center
In this interactive, hands-on workshop, participants will receive information that will assist them to:
1) Decide if a nonprofit is the best structure for addressing the community need they have identified; and
2) Understand the process for forming a Washington State nonprofit corporation and/or applying for IRS tax-exempt status.
Who should come to this workshop?
Individuals, groups, and others that are considering incorporating a nonprofit in Washington State and/or forming a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization.
- What you need to know before forming a nonprofit (Look before you Leap)
- How to assess your readiness to form and sustain a nonprofit
- Simple steps to take you from your dream to IRS 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status
- Helpful hints and pitfalls to avoid when forming your organization
2) Fiscal Sponsorship - January 22, 2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Angel Lake Family Resource Center, SeaTac, WA
Speakers: Jeanette Lodwig, General Counsel, The Seattle Foundation; Steve Daschel, Executive Director, Southwest Youth & Family Services; Kristyn Joy, Operations Director, Got Green, Risho Sapano, Mother Africa
In this workshop, we will cover:
- What is a fiscal sponsorship relationship?
- What are the key parts of a fiscal sponsorship agreement?
- What are the pros and cons of fiscal sponsorship relationship versus becoming a nonprofit.
You will hear three perspectives:
- Nonprofit Attorney Jeanette Lodwig, who negotiates fiscal sponsorship agreements and understands the legal issues that arise out of fiscal sponsorship relationships;
- SWYFS Executive Director Steve Daschel. SWYFS is a fiscal sponsor to smaller organizations. Steve will share what he looks for when deciding to sponsor an organization and what makes a successful fiscal sponsorship relationship, and
- Kristyn Joy, Operations Director of Got Green, a small organization that is currently fiscal sponsored by fiscal sponsor; who will share why they decided to go the fiscal sponsorship route and the benefits and challenges of being fiscally sponsored.
3) Board Membership 101 - April 3, 2014, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Green River Community College, 417 Ramsay Way, Ste. 112, Kent, WA 98032
Speakers: Judy Andrews, Attorney, Apex Law; Barbara Fane, Executive Director, Nonprofit Assistance Center; LaTraya Ellis, Executive Assistant, Nonprofit Assistance Center
This workshop will explain what it means to be a nonprofit board of directors. We will cover the legal duties of board members under Washington law. We will explain the legal structure of a nonprofit corporation and how the board fits into that structure. We will also cover the common expectations, responsibilities and best practices of nonprofit board members.
4) Nonprofit Legal Checklist - November 4, 2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Angel Lake Family Resource Center, SeaTac, WA
Speaker: Judy Andrews, Attorney, Apex Law
This workshop will go over the WAACO Nonprofit Self-Assessment Legal Checklist, which is available at www.waaco.org. It will cover the entire checklist, which includes state and federal legal compliance requirements, and nonprofit governance policies and best practices. This workshop is ideal for all nonprofit board members, nonprofit staff who are responsible for annual filings and other corporate governance practices, and attorneys who serve nonprofit organizations.