We are excited to announce that we are hiring a part-time Program Coordinator. This is big step forward for Wayfind. Wayfind has run its operations with one part-time staff person since we opened our doors in 2004. Its our tenth year and we are bursting at the seams to meet the growing demand for our services to the nonprofits and microenterprises throughout Washington. We need more staffing capacity to keep up with the growth. We are growing organization serving nonprofits and microenterprises, with a focus in low-income communities. If you are interested in our work and creating vibrant communities in Washington, check out the job description at http://wayfindlegal.org/job-opportunities/.
Wayfind is proud to be part of a National Network of pro bono providers that supports nonprofits. The National Network, in partnership with DLA Piper LLP (US) and Pfizer, creates free video-conference nonprofit legal trainings and video-casts them across the nation to DLA Piper offices. We are able to bring this incredible resource to the DLA Piper Seattle office located in the Columbia Tower in downtown Seattle. DLA Piper also provides delicious breakfasts and lunches for the attendees. All for FREE!
On May 16th, Wayfind and DLA Piper will be hosting The Role of The Board and Senior Management In Financial Insight. This seminar will help educate Board members and nonprofit leaders about some of the key elements of financial management. Please go to our Trainings page for details on this training.
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.
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 email@example.com, or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is available at http://goo.gl/iMkHl.
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.
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.