Session Information


Sessions take place at the William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center at Walla Walla Community College.  The sessions are duplicated on the second date, so please register for the date most convenient for you. These are not 2-day sessions with new material at each session.

Also, any PowerPoint presentation and handout material will be posted on the Non-Profit Learning Center webpage under Resources > Past Presentations or through this link: Past Presentation Materials


2016 Sessions & Descriptions


Be the Champion of Your Cause: Advocacy for Nonprofits
Tuesday, September 27th from 4:00-6:00pm
Wednesday, September 28th from 11:00am-1:30pm

Nonprofits are committed to serving others, but often miss opportunities to help extend their impact through advocacy. Join Washington Nonprofits' Executive Director Alison McCaffree, for a fun and informative exploration of nonprofit advocacy. This workshop will give you the tools to become comfortable being the champion of your cause.

 REGISTER HERE for one of these September sessions.

Fast Track Strategic Planning
Wednesday, October 19th from 11:30am-1:30pm

Fast track your strategic planning process by learning efficient and effective approaches to having planning conversations. This process results in core strategies rooted in your mission that can be deployed and adapted to changing conditions over several years. Avoid planning burnout, unify your staff and the board, and establish a clear process for organizational accountability. Fast-Track Strategic Planning is an offering of NET - Nonprofit Essentials Training - sponsored by 501 Commons.

This session is presented by Nancy Long, the executive director of 501 Commons, Washington State's nonprofit management support organization. 501 Commons provides free information and referral services, contracted HR, technology and finance and management and technology consulting. The organization also operates several action learning programs for cohorts of nonprofit organizations, including Plan IT (formerly Deep Dive) and HR Toolkit.
Nancy was formerly the Vice-President of Strategy and Organizational Development at Group Health Cooperative and the Director of Quality for the Washington State Hospital Association and Washington Health Foundation. She has led nonprofit boards, chaired the Seattle Planning Commission and organized coalitions of community organizations. She has a Master's degree from the Evans School at the University of Washington where she was an affiliate faculty member teaching courses on management and leadership or nonprofit organizations.

 REGISTER HERE for this session on October 19, 2016.

Digital Engagement: Developing Your Multi-Channel Strategy
Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday, November 3rd from 11:30am-1:30pm

This session will cover:

  • Strategies to create an effective multi-channel digital communications strategy that creates impact while remaining manageable for your small to medium sized staff.
  • Frameworks to guide the development of a multi-channel digital strategy, tips and best-practices for your various digital communication channels and some resources to help you manage everything.

Presented by Ash Shepherd, the Education Director for NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network, who has been in love with the nonprofit sector for nearly two decades. He has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, youth program development, and technology. He has an affinity for systems thinking, strategy, and playing the role of "interpreter" helping organizations connect with new ideas. Ash earned a B.S. from the University of Montana in Resource Management and a Masters in Environment and Development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. He is a seasoned public speaker and has developed numerous nonprofit resources including the Nonprofit Social Media Audit and co-authored the Social Media Road Map. Outside of work, Ash enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family, playing indoor soccer and searching for the "perfect piece of pie".

 REGISTER HERE for one of these November sessions.

Upcoming Session Dates


More information on these sessions will be available soon.

Please stay tuned for upcoming session dates.


Past Sessions