The Power of Participation: this virtual conference is your chance to connect

What you will get

Get ready for two days full of interaction, learning, and connection. We are committed to making sure you and your organization get opportunities to connect, share, and find answers to your most pressing questions. We believe this new format has the power to offer an even longer lasting connection to the content and to each other! Most sessions will be recorded and available to conference registrants through July 2020. Continue reading to learn about the special features.

Dates: May 19 and 20

Time: 8 am – 4 pm daily

Where:  Your living room, home office, or patio. Bring a cup of coffee.

Early Bird registration until May 4.


We have transitioned most of the original workshops to a Virtual Conference and we have added content pertinent to the challenging and changing landscape. Conference sessions and presenter bios are listed on the Agenda page, and we will confirm the final schedule no later than April 15. We think you will be pleased.

Democracy Portal

Nonprofits and democracy go hand in hand, and we have a role to play in building a strong, civil society. Explore the democracy portal to better understand how nonprofits can be involved in voter registration, encouraging people to get counted in the census, and staying engaged. This portal was created in conjunction with census partners, the WA League of Women Voters, and Casa Hogar in Yakima.

Peer Learning Groups

Pick a topic or theme you are interested in. Each session, introduced by a facilitator, will be sorted into breakouts for face-to-face interactive dialogue with your peers. Here you can connect and learn from each other. Peer Learning Group topics–generated by conference registrants–may include fundraising, advocacy, board engagement, self-care & reflection, and more, all based on your input. You can participate in one session each day.

Virtual Office Hours: Ask the Expert

In an online session, engage with a content expert who will respond, in real time, to your questions and concerns. Each office hour will focus on a specific theme related to the nonprofit sector, and the emerging issues of our current environment. There will be 2-3 sessions each day. Here you can spend time getting your questions answered, hearing others’ questions, and deepening your understanding of a topic. Sample topics for Virtual Office hours may include WA Labor & Industry, managing remote staff, board development, virtual fundraising, etc.

Live Meeting Rooms

Meet your peers for a virtual lunch date, engage in a conversation with the exhibitors, take a yoga class, or meet to continue the conversation each morning after the opening plenary session. This room is open all day, and will be facilitated during designated times on designated topics.

Break Room

Need to step away from learning and spend some quality time with yourself?  This is the room for you. Watch a meditation tape, listen to some music, read a poem. This curated room was designed with your restoration in mind.

Virtual Exhibition Hall

Learn about resources available from our sponsors and exhibitors to support your work in the nonprofit sector. Here you can link to websites and learn more about the services and resources provided as part of our nonprofit community. Exhibitors will also have a live chatroom during lunch both days where you can meet for dialogue, questions, and answers.

Virtual Conference Orientation

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 that you can participate in the conference to the fullest extent. Join us for the Drop-in Tech Check anytime between 10am and 2pm on Monday, May 18, and make sure you’re ready for the conference the next day.