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Members of Northwest Nonprofit Resources (NNR) receive access to quality services and discounts on publications and events hosted by NNR.  We maintain a resource bank of services important to the business side of being a nonprofit organization.  Some are designed just for nonprofit organizations such as an unemployment trust and liability insurance. Some provide special rates for our members.

Key Benefits

bulletAccess to quality products and events
bulletDiscounts and Savings in services where possible
bulletLinks to services designed for nonprofit organizations
bulletNorthwest Nonprofit, a quarterly newsletter for nonprofit leaders

Service Options

NNR locates quality services, special rates and links to information that will help you manage your nonprofit or community group effectively.  Here are some of the services we offer our members.

bulletDiscounts on Nonprofit Management Training
bulletQuality Publications
bulletUnemployment Services Trust (UST)
bulletLiability Insurance Options
bulletLinks to Business Services
bulletLinks for Start Up
Discounts on Nonprofit Management Training
Online Professional Development Training
Northwest Nonprofit Resources offers seven Nonprofit Management courses in partnership with MindEdge.
As an NNR member you will receive 10% discount off individual courses and 30% discount if you purchase the entire suite of 7 courses.
Quality Publications
20% discount on Fieldstone Alliance Publications: NNR teamed up with Fieldstone Alliance to give our members a 20% discount off all of Fieldstone's nonprofit publications.  For a complete list of titles, visit
For the Promo Code on this special offer Contact NNR.
Unemployment Services Trust (UST)
A service that allows nonprofit organizations with at least 10 FTEs to save on the amount their organization pays on unemployment taxes and to receive technical support to minimize unemployment claims.  A Request for Quote form will help an organization determine if this program will save them money.
Liability Insurance Options
Nonprofit Risk Management Center offers on-line and printed resource materials to help you manage your organization's risks. 
Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, Risk Retention Group provides resources and liability insurance products designed for small and medium sized nonprofit organizations.
Links to Business Services
TechSoup connects nonprofits with donated and discounted technology products. They work with both corporate and nonprofit technology partners including Cisco, Groundspring, Microsoft, and Symantec. All products are available for low administrative fees that include shipping, handling, and customer support  They also provide news and tutorial tips on use of software and technology products.
Basic Guide to Non-Profit Financial Management gives you an overview of information and links relations on financial management.
Links for Start Up
Washington Nonprofit Handbook: How to Form and Maintain a Nonprofit Corporation in Washington State
An online guide that gives you the basics involved in starting a nonprofit in Washington state available through WAACO. It provides considerations before you decide to become incorporated, a check list, different parts of state law and sample documents (among other things).  It's a great overview of what's involved in starting and maintaining a nonprofit.  
The "Starting a nonprofit" folder the Nonprofit FAQ offers good advice on this topic. Check out "5 tips (& a warning)" and StartUp Basics.

IRS' Publication 4220, which is written in plain language with broad explanations of procedures and considerations of applying for 501 (C)(3) status

The IRS website has a section specifically for Charities & Nonprofits. You'll find information in e-filing, the new 1023 application, and other tax related information.

Before You Incorporate as a Nonprofit - Pros and Cons  Here's a brief article to help you make this decision. 


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Send a link to the Request for Quote form for the Unemployment Services Trust.
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