GiveBIG to Wayfind on May 6, 2014!

It’s time to GiveBIG to Wayfind.  GiveBIG day is on May 6, 2014.  With every donation to Wayfind made on May 6, 2014 through Wayfind’s profile page on The Seattle Foundation website, The Seattle Foundation will stretch-match it with a GiveBIG pooled fund.

In the past all donations made on GiveBIG were stretched about 10%.  So your donation of $100 will get Wayfind $110.  So please give to Wayfind on GiveBIG day – May 6, 2014.  All you have to do is go to the Wayfind profile page on The Seattle Foundation website, and make your donation.

A Note on our name change: As you know Wayfind recently changed it’s name from WAACO or Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations. Changing our name on websites and banking documents is a cumbersome process.  You may see WAACO or Wayfind on some of the GiveBIG pages or receipts.  We apologize for the confusion.  It’s safe to make a donation to Wayfind or WAACO through the Seattle Foundation website.  All donations made to either Wayfind or WAACO will come to us.

WAACO is now Wayfind

We are excited to announce that WAACO has changed our name to Wayfind, a newly invigorated brand that accurately reflects the work we are accomplishing today:  attorneys supporting community organizations to navigate the legal system, and assisting them in having a stronger impact in communities statewide.

Our mission and services remain the same. Wayfind volunteer attorneys continue to provide free legal services to nonprofits and microenterprises, and we provide high-quality, affordable legal trainings for nonprofits and attorneys.

Explore our new website, get familiar with our work, and contact us to learn more about Wayfind’s commitment to the organizations serving our communities. We look forward to hearing from you.

Call us at 1-866-288-9695, email at contact@wayfindlegal.org, or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Nonprofit Legal Trainings Coming to South King County

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 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. The trainings are:

1) So You Want To Be A Nonprofit? – Dec. 5, 2013, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

2) Fiscal Sponsorship - January 23, 2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

3) Board Membership 101 – April  3, 2014, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

4) Nonprofit Legal Checklist – November 4, 2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please call or email us for more information.


Join us for our new WAACO Fall Legal Seminars!

WAACO is offering several new legal seminars this fall:

  • Internal Controls for Nonprofits – Sept. 12, 2013, Seattle
  • Social Media and Intellectual Property for Nonprofits – Sept. 26 2013, Seattle
  • Legal Ethics of Serving Nonprofits – Oct. 2, 2013, Bellingham
  • Microenterprise 101 - Oct. 3, 2013, Seattle
  • Risk Management – Oct. 29, 2013 Seattle
  • Nuts & Bolts of Nonprofits Part 2: Maintaining Nonprofits – Oct. 16, 2013, Seattle
  • Nonprofit Legal Checklist – Nov. 13, 2013, Seattle

Checkout our Seminar Calendar for registration information.

Thank you GiveBIG WAACO Supporters!

WAACO raised $4,475 on GiveBIG day, May 15, 2013.  Thank you to all our supporters for their generosity and vote of confidence in us.  We don’t know what the match will be yet. Whatever, the match, we are grateful for those of you who gave BIG to WAACO.

Join us for The ABC’s Of The Law: What Are The Legal Issues Your Nonprofit Needs To Know?

WAACO is proud to bring The ABC’s of the Law: What Are The Legal Issues Your Nonprofit Needs To Know? to Seattle on June 6, 2013. It will be a live videocast from New York City.  There’s breakfast and it’s FREE!

This seminar will focus on three main topics: running your organization by the books, learning what is included in a contract and why, and the basics of employment law.

The seminar will start at 7:30 am and run until 12:30 pm. The seminar will be held at the offices of DLA Piper, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7000, Seattle, WA 98104.

For a description, agenda and registration email contact@waaco.org. Online registration is available at http://goo.gl/iMkHl.

GiveBIG to WAACO on May 15, 2013!

We are participating in The Seattle Foundation’s third annual GiveBIG on May 15th!  Plan on Supporting WAACO as part ofo ur community’s biggest day of giving of the year.  All donations made to WAACO through The Seattle Foundation on May 15th will be matched by The Seattle Foundation, so your donation will grow just by giving on May 15th.  Go to WAACO’s page on The Seattle Foundation’s website and click on the “Donate Now” button and GiveBIG to WAACO on May 15th.

WAACO’s First Online Video Training Available

December 2012 – WAACO is offering its first online audio-video training (CLE Credit available)  Serving Nonprofits From the Inside (Board Service) and Out (Counsel).   The online version is a recording of a live training WAACO co-sponsored with Washington Women Lawyers in Tacoma on November 12, 2012.  For attorneys, this trraining has been approved for 3.75 CLE credits, including 2 ethics credits.   For a full description of this seminar go to http://www.waaco.org/seminars/.  The cost is $80 and includes the video and written materials.

Live From New York…

November 28, 2012 – Yesterday WAACO partnered with DLA Piper, Pfizer, and many pro bono organizations around the country to bring a video-conference on intellectual property and social media law for nonprofits from New York City to Seattle.  Technology can be a great thing.  This training was video-conferenced to DLA Piper conference rooms all over the country from their New York offices.  It was offered for free to nonprofits here in Seattle and across the nation.  There were no technology glitches, the video and sound were clear.  The content of the presentations were informative and deep.  The speakers were all excellent.  They fielded questions from participants from around the country through laptops at each site.  Elizabeth Guggenheimer, Deputy Director at Lawyers Alliance in New York,  one of the organizers and facilitator of the training, welcomed WAACO and the Seattle participants because it was our first time participating and their first time having participants from the Pacific Northwest.  We are grateful for the opportunity to participate and offer such expertise to the nonprofit community here in Seattle.

WAACO brings NYC Videoconference on IP and Social Media for Nonprofits to Seattle

November 2012 – WAACO is excited to co-sponsor the FREE videoconference “Intellectual Property & Social Media What Are the Legal Rules of the Road?”on November 27, 2012, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm at DLA Piper’s Seattle office.  The videoconference is the first of the Pfizer Strategic Legal Thinking Seminars for Nonprofit Executives to be available in Washington State.   Social Media Channels and Online Communities can expand outreach and donor base. Learn how to use them to your organization’s advantage, navigate the legal issues, preserve intellectual property rights and set guidelines for your employees to follow. This seminar is designed for executive directors, board members, communications officers and other individuals responsible for developing your nonprofit’s communication strategy.  Click here for brochure for a full description or go to our Seminar Calendar page.  Registration is available http://goo.gl/24xfI.