Workshop for faith-based nonprofits Feb. 18 in Mount Vernon

News Release
Issued: February 04, 2014

OLYMPIA…The Secretary of State's Charity and Nonprofit Education Program is sponsoring a workshop focusing on board governance and special rules for faith-based nonprofits on Feb. 18 in Mount Vernon.

The workshop will be held at the Best Western Cotton Tree Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lunch provided.

"We're excited to hold our first workshop tailored for religious nonprofit organizations," said Charity and Nonprofit Education Coordinator Teresa Glidden. "We have a lot of faith-based nonprofit organizations that attend regular board governance and compliance workshops, but there are special rules and exemptions that apply only to them, so we wanted to make sure they have the opportunity to become aware of some of these issues. We'll cover board governance, special rules and traps for the unwary, as well as tax issues, employment law and risk management."

There is a $10 per-person lunch charge to help defray the costs of the facility and catering. Registrants can pay online when they register by credit or debit card. Registration is limited and available online at www.sos.wa.gov/charities/training.

For more information about the event, contact Glidden at (360) 725-0373 or teresa.glidden@sos.wa.gov.