KENNEWICK: Let's Go Legal - Getting on the Right Road to Compliance and Protection

You care about your mission and want to make sure your organization does what it needs to do to succeed. You need to know some basic nonprofit law in order to stay compliant and protect your assets. Developed by Washington Nonprofits and Wayfind, Let’s Go Legal breaks down nonprofit law into its must-know pieces to help busy board members stay on the right road towards their mission.

Let's Go Legal

Let’s Go Legal covers the five main topics board members need to know: State Law, Federal Law, Fundraising, Employment, and Intellectual Property. Let’s Go Legal shows how your organization is like a car. You need to register it with the state, driving on federal roads involves an additional set of rules, you need fuel to move your car forward (that’s the money part), the people in the car matter, and the look and feel of your car make it special. It covers what you need to know about each of these topics and provides an easy checklist to make sure your organization covers it all.

We will take some deeper dives into nonprofit law topics along the way: by-laws and how to use them to strengthen your board practice, advocacy and ways to grow your mission within the public sector.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This workshop is designed for nonprofit board members or staff interested in nonprofit law basics. It is appropriate for organizations with or without staff.

About the Presenters

Nancy Bacon, Washington Nonprofits

Nancy leads the development and implementation of Washington Nonprofits’ professional development programs. Nancy received a B.A. in Economics and German Literature from Swarthmore College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs. She created and directed the World Affairs Council’s award-winning Global Classroom program and has worked with a range of small organizations as they developed their capacity and community to better serve their mission.

Brett SpoonerBrett Spooner, Gravis Law PLLC

Brett Spooner is Founder, CEO and Managing Partner of Gravis Law, PLLC a national law firm based out of Richland Washington. In addition to the practice of law, Brett is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor and has a long history as operator and founder of many software and technology startups. Brett dedicates much of his time to the growth and expansion of small businesses and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Tri-Cities. He is currently the President and Chairman of Fuse Coworking SPC, and on the Board of Directors for State of Motion, Gesa Credit Union, and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce. Because he is passionate about spreading his knowledge in business with his community, he teaches about business law at both Launch University and Fuse; he has co-hosted seven annual Launch/Start-Up Weekends.


  • When

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties
    401 North Young Street
    Kennewick, WA 99336

Thank You to Our Partners

Presented by Washington Nonprofits in partnership with the Office of the Secretary of State, Three Rivers Community Foundation, and the United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties.     

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