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.

Click here to register for this session:  Eventbrite

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.

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Upcoming Session Dates


More information on these sessions will be available soon.

Wednesday, November 2 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday, November 3 from 11:30am-1:30pm


Past Sessions