These websites may provide information relevant to nonprofit capacity building or community development work. Reference to any specific organization, process, or service is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Sherwood Trust.
Walla Walla Valley Resources
Walla Walla Nonprofit Directory - Click here to add your organization to a directory of nonprofit organizations in the Walla Walla Valley, which we hope will lead to more peer learning, resource sharing, partnership, and social connection. Click here to view the existing directory.
Community Council – A forum for citizen-driven, consensus-based problem solving to tackle challenges throughout the greater Walla Walla area.
Commitment to Community - This program at Blue Mountain Action Council builds strong communities through building strong neighborhoods. They promote grassroots organizing in some of Walla Walla’s most economically challenged neighborhoods.
Community Resilience Initiative - An organization that promotes a community building framework based on trauma-informed principles and resilience practices.
Nonprofit and Community Learning Center – The Walla Walla Community College Department of Continuing Education partners with Sherwood Trust to provide networking, education, and ongoing training to nonprofit staff, board members, and community members on ways to be involved in strengthening local organizations and communities throughout our region.
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Capacity Building Resources
BoardSource – A national organization focused on nonprofit governance.
CompassPoint – Provides capacity building resources for nonprofit organizations.
Rural Development Initiatives – Seeks to enhance economic vitality in rural communities.
Statewide Capacity Collaborative – Sherwood Trust is a partner in the SCC, a hub of grantmakers in Washington State that work together to align, collaborate, and strategize on how best to strengthen and support the capacity of nonprofits and the statewide nonprofit ecosystem.
Washington Nonprofits – Provides a statewide association to connect the more than 50,000 nonprofit organizations in Washington State and supports advocacy, education, and capacity building. Their website includes some free training materials, including Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits.
Washington State Office of the Secretary of State – Provides a range of government resources:
Wayfind: Attorneys Supporting Communities - Provides access to free business legal services for nonprofits and micro-enterprises.
Diversity, Equity, and inclusion Resources
Walla Walla Valley Communication Strategies for Latino Outreach - This document is a collection of tips and strategies on how to engage Latino community members in area activities. This collaboration with local leaders was compiled by Sherwood Trust staff to serve as a resource to ensure that everyone in the Walla Walla Valley has a sense of belonging and contributes to a thriving region.
Reaching and Engaging with Hispanic Communities: A Research-Informed Communication Guide for Nonprofits, Policymakers, and Funders - Resource developed by Alicia Torres, Luz Guerra, Selma Caal, and Weilin Li, sponsored by the Crimson Foundation and Child Trends: Hispanic Institute.
National Coalition Building Institute - An international leadership organization that provides training in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in community organizations, K-12 schools, college and university campuses, corporations and law enforcement. Their "Leading Diverse Communities” handbook is the text for Sherwood Trust’s 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship program.
Walla Walla Valley Consultant Data
This Nonprofit Consultant Data Sheet has information from consultants who would like to offer their expertise to Walla Walla Valley nonprofit organizations. It automatically populates as new consultants fill out the survey so be sure to check for updates.
Please fill out our Consultant Data Gathering Survey if you are a consultant and would like to make your information available to Walla Walla Valley nonprofit organizations. If you would like to update your information on this resource, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Information Sources
Collective Impact Forum – Resources for tackling community challenges through collective impact.
Stand for Your Mission – Championing advocacy as a core mission of nonprofit boards and organizations.
Stanford Social Innovation Review – Publication dedicated to “inform and inspire leaders of social change.”
Philanthropy Northwest – Resources from Philanthropy Northwest, our region’s membership organization for foundations, and other philanthropic organizations.
Washington State Budget & Policy Center – Provides research and advocacy on public policy issues in Washington State.