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Announcing the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge The Buckminster Fuller Institute announces the dates of the 2015 Fuller Challenge. Each year, BFI awards a $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of an integrated design solution to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. BFI invites the world’s scientists, designers, architects, engineers, planners, artists, students and entrepreneurs to enter their strategies that simultaneously...

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The Bullitt Center achieves full Living Building Challenge Petal Certification! The Bullitt Center proved its status as the greenest commercial building in the world by becoming the first office building to earn Living Building certification, the most challenging benchmark of sustainability in the built environment. To earn the certification, the Bullitt Center demonstrated that it produces more electricity from solar panels on its roof than occupants use in a year. In addition, toxic chemicals were screened from all building materials and all wood was Forest Stewardship Council certified. Its occupants’ human waste is composted and rainwater is captured for all uses, including drinking. “We made a huge, bold bet that human creativity could overcome dozens of unprecedented challenges,” said Denis Hayes, CEO of the Bullitt Foundation and the Bullitt Center. “If Living Buildings can be built and operated in Seattle, the cloudiest major city in the contiguous 48 states, they can and should be built everywhere.”

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Capacity Building Resources

Non Profit Management Programs

The Evans School of Public Affairs Non Profit Executive Leadership Institute
Executive Leadership – One week program
http://evans.uw.edu/executive-education/cascade/nonprofit-executive-leadership-institute
Higher Education | Leadership

Cascade Executive Programs
Degree Program
http://evans.uw.edu/executive-education/cascade/cascade-executive-programs
Higher Education

The Evans School Executive MPA
Degree Program
http://evans.uw.edu/executive-education/executive-master-public-administration-empa
Higher Education

UW Professional And Continuing Education Certificates: Non profit Management, Fundraising Management
Short term certificate programs
http://www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/fundraising-management.html
Higher Education | Management Support | Fundraising

Training and Resources

Washington State Nonprofit Conference
http://www.wastatenonprofitconference.org/

Nancy Bell Evans Center for Philanthropy
Research Center

http://evans.uw.edu/centers-projects/nbec/nancy-bell-evans-center
Research and Reports

William D Ruckelshaus Center (UW/WSU)
Research Center
http://ruckelshauscenter.wsu.edu/
Research and Reports | Consultant Services

Training Resources for the Environmental Community
Consulting services for Environmental non profits in the Northwest Region
http://www.trec.org/index.asp
Leadership | Fundraising | Governance and Board Development | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Coaching | HR | Consultant Services

Impact Rising
Provides resources to help non profits decide if and when they need a consultant, with resources to do initial assessment
http://impactrising.org/
Articles and Assessment Tools | Fundraising | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Coaching

Rockwood Leadership Institute
Leadership Program with a focus on inclusion and equity
http://rockwoodleadership.org/
Leadership | Training | Cultural Competency

The Non Profit Association of Oregon
member organization to benefit non profits in Oregon
http://www.nonprofitoregon.org/
Training | Facilitation | Cultural Competency | Advocacy Tools | Governance and Board Development | Financial Management/Business Development | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Consultants

Institute for Conservation Leadership
Specifically for organizations that protect and conserve the Earth
http://www.icl.org/
Leadership | Management Support | Training | Facilitation | Articles and Assessment Tools | Coaching | Consultants

Environmental Leadership Program
Leadership training for leaders in the environmental field
http://elpnet.org/
Leadership | Consultants

New Organizing Institute
Focused on Advocacy, searching through ‘toolbox’ has tools that are useful for other uses.
http://neworganizing.com/
Advocacy Tools

The Board Advocacy Project
A resource for helping board members understand advocacy and their influence
http://www.boardadvocacy.org/
Training | Advocacy Tools | Articles and Assessment Tools | Governance and Board Development

ORS Impact
Articles and Assessment Tools
http://orsimpact.com/
Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation

CCAT
Website for an online survey to assess effectiveness in core capacities: Leadership, adaptability, management, technical capacities
http://www.tccccat.com/
Leadership | Management Support | Articles and Assessment Tools

501 Commons
Non profit resource site
http://www.501commons.org/
Leadership | Management Support | Training | Website/IT | Marketing/Communications | Articles and Assessment Tools | Fundraising | Governance and Board Development | Financial Management/Business Development | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Coaching | HR | Consultants

Grant Space at the Foundation Center
A central database and resource for all things non profit
http://grantspace.org/
Training | Marketing/Communications | Research and Reports | Fundraising | Governance and Board Development | Financial Management/Business Development | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation

Trust Law
Membership Network for environmental Non profits needing pro bono legal work
https://trustorg.secure.force.com/trustlawconnect/type_ngo?appType=NGO
Legal Guidance

4Good
Online network for non profits
https://4good.org/
Research and Reports | Articles and Assessment Tools

Nonprofit Vote
Resources for non profits who wish to learn about advocacy
http://www.nonprofitvote.org/
Advocacy Tools

Non Profit Network Southwest Washington
Focused on building networks among non profits in Southwest Washington and Portland, OR
http://nonprofitnetworkwa.org/
Leadership | Management Support | Governance and Board Development

The Wallace Foundation
Resources for Non Profit Financial Management
http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/resources-for-financial-management/Pages/default.aspx
Financial Management/Business Development

Consultants

Janna Rolland, MPA
206-729-7957 | jannarolland@earthlink.net
Leadership | Coaching | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Consultant

Shamra Clark
206-697-3345 | shamraclark@gmail.com
Fundraising | Governance and Board Development | Coaching | Consultant

Cascadia Consulting Group
(206) 343-9759
http://www.cascadiaconsulting.com/
Marketing/Communications | Research and Reports | Program Development | Policy | Consultant

Berk Consulting
206-324-8760
http://berkconsulting.com/
Marketing/Communications | Financial Management/Business Development | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Policy | Consultant

Altruist Partners
Don Summers | summers@altruistpartners.com
http://altruistpartners.com/
Governance and Board Development | Financial Management/Business Development | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Program Development | Consultant

Public Interest Management Group Consulting
Scott Schaffer | 206-282-7464 | scott@pimgconsulting.com
http://www.pimgconsulting.com/about-us/
Fundraising | Financial Management/Business Development | Consultant

Luma Consulting
Trish McKay | 888-446-5862 x 105 | tmckaylincoln@luma-consulting.com
http://www.luma-consulting.com/
Financial Management/Business Development | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Program Development | Consultant

Quicksilver Foundry
Will Novy-Hildesly | 503-348-9373 | hello@quicksilverfoundry.com
http://quicksilverfoundry.com/
Faciliation | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Consultant

Milepost Consulting
206-623-5832 | info@milepostconsulting.com
http://www.milepostconsulting.com/
Marketing/Communications | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Program Development | Consultant

FSG
Fay Hanleybrown | 866-351-8484 | fay.hanleybrown@fsg.org
http://www.fsg.org/
Research and Reports | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Consultant

The Giving Practice at Philanthropy Northwest
Audrey Haberman | 206-267-9956 | ahaberman@philantrhopynw.org
https://philanthropynw.org/givingpractice
Facilitation | Research and Reports | Strategic Planning/Program Evaluation | Consultant

Fellowship Opportunities

Echoing Green Climate Fellowship:

In partnership with the ZOOM Foundation , Echoing Green is seeking innovators to help combat climate change
Program Opens: Summer 2015.

http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/climate-fellowship

 

Kinship Environmental Leadership Program:

Applications Open for 2015 Cohort of Kinship Conservation Fellows
Program Dates: June 28 – July 29.

Catherine Rabenstine |(312) 803-6200 | catherine@kinshipfoundation.orghttp://www.kinshipfellows.org/

 

Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps:

A summer opportunity with a week-long training in Washington DC
Week-long training in May.

http://edfclimatecorps.org/fellows/jump-start-your-sustainability-career

 

Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science:

In collaboration with COMPASS, Wilburforce is offering a year-long fellowship
Program Opens: April.

WilburforceFellows@COMPASSonline.org | http://www.wilburforce.org/fellowship

 

Momentum Fellowship:

The Momentum Fellowship is designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, for successful careers in the philanthropic sector through professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities.

Three fellowships are currently available.

Philanthropy Northwest Momentum Fellowship