May 19 and 20, 2020

Washington State Nonprofit Conference: The Power of Participation. A virtual event.

Washington Nonprofits and our partners are excited to offer the Power of Participation Virtual Conference! Please reserve May 19 and 20 all day for this groundbreaking event, which will include sessions offered in new, creative, and interactive ways.

We are committed to making sure you and your organization get opportunities for connection, sharing, and finding answers to your most pressing questions. Please return to this site often, as we’ll be updating it regularly.

Download the agenda and start planning how you will participate.

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Washington State Nonprofit Conference Agenda

There is power in participation.

Participation makes a difference. Change happens when people volunteer, give, vote, or speak up on issues that matter. Make sure you’re counted.

There is an art to participation.

How you show up matters. We make a bigger difference when we are strategic in how we contribute to groups, organizations, and movements.

Participation happens when we come together.

Nonprofits begin as communities of people coming together to make a difference. We build community by bringing together those who care about our mission.

Participation, however it happens, is at the heart of nonprofit work.

Are you ready for a virtual conference?

Wondering what a virtual conference is? We’ll be sharing a recording of our virtual conference orientation to give you a better idea of what’s in store. Washington Nonprofits is ready to help you troubleshoot your connection, so you can participate in the conference to the fullest extent. Join us for the Drop-in Tech Check any time between 10am and 2pm on Monday, May 18, and make sure you’re ready for the conference the next day.


The Washington State Nonprofit Conference is the only annual statewide gathering for members of the nonprofit community. We are currently changing our format, but we guarantee that this virtual conference will deliver the connection, learning, and inspiration you need.

Conference dates: May 19 and 20, 2020, all day

Visit the Agenda page to learn about the presenters, and the Special Features page to learn about the additional features we have planned.

Please note that our pre-conference Deep Dives are being rescheduled. Find more information on the Deep Dive page.


Cancellation Policy

If you registered before March 20: The conference agenda is under development and the offerings will be posted by April 10. If you are able, please wait to see the full virtual conference agenda before asking for a refund. We will begin to take refund requests, if desired, starting April 15. If, at that time, you would prefer to not attend and would like a full refund, please let us know. We will honor that.

If you registered after March 20: You will receive a 50% refund if you cancel before May 1, 2020. After May 1, refunds are not possible but we can work with you to transfer your registration to another attendee.

Brought to you by

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In Partnership With

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SeattleU Nonprofit Leadership

2020 Partnering Sponsors

JPMorgan Chase Bank
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2020 Supporting Sponsors

Alternative Communication Services
Third Sector Company: taking nonprofit organizations to higher ground in their service to others
Seattle Foundation
Columbia Bank

Scholarship Sponsors

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Valtas Group
Seattle Foundation