Business Resources for Nonprofits

Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory for nonprofit specialists, tools and best practices,
featured trainings, a venues map, and more.

List of additional capacity builder organizations including some not listed in the Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory listed above.

Resources About Starting a Nonprofit provided by 501 Commons, including their Starting a Nonprofit Organization guide, that includes a sample business plan at the end of the guide.

Alternatives to Forming a Charitable Nonprofit article by American Bar Association

IRS FAQs About Applying for Tax Exemption

IRS Fee for Tax Exemption information

Washington Secretary of State Nonprofit Page for information and resources for nonprofit organizations.

Washington Secretary of State Charities Page for information, resources, and training for charitable organizations

501Commons offers great board trainings and nonprofit leadership forums geared towards executive directors, board members, and potential board members.

Washington Nonprofits (WN) is a Washington state-wide nonprofit association. WN offers trainings for nonprofits on a variety of topic areas throughout the state and online. Wayfind and WN work closely to put on nonprofit legal trainings throughout the year.

Ventures is a nonprofit serving individuals in the Puget Sound region of Washington State that provides low-income business owners with training and education in areas of sales, marketing, finance and operations. Wayfind partners with Ventures to put on monthly legal clinics for microenterprise owners.

The Nonprofit Assistance Center offers specialized capacity building support to strengthen community organizations, especially those that serve or are led by communities that have been historically denied access to resources and opportunities. Wayfind partners with NAC on a variety of programs such as the Nonprofit Legal Clinic.