Category Archives: Announcements

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 Online registration is available at

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  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