A Full Day of Learning

The conference was a wonderful, highly informative and very enlightening in many aspects. The keynote speaker was by far one of the best speakers I have listened to. I really enjoyed the opportunity to visit with other non-profits during the lunch break. There was lots of involvement from the large audience that attended the event. I found out some areas we could improve in, and other areas where we are doing very well.        - 2016 Participant


4th Annual

Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good

Strong Nonprofits Delivering on Their Mission

April 19, 2017
Yakima Convention Center




You care about the missions of the nonprofits in your community. You want these organizations to survive and thrive and make a difference here and in the world beyond. Yet there are barriers getting in the way of their success. They have to raise funds, rally their boards, and recruit volunteers. And often they feel like they are doing this all alone. The Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good creates the space in which nonprofit leaders and volunteers learn, connect, and are inspired.

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When Leadership Requires Fundraising 
7 Things to know to raise more money

Do you know what you need to know to raise more money? Or, do you just know that you need to raise more money?

Leaders of truly effective nonprofit organizations simply must be able to raise money to support their mission. But where are they supposed to learn? Learn on April 19th! By the end of the day, you will know how to assess your own capabilities with reference to seven critical factors for effective fundraising.

Come learn from Peter Drury, well loved as a teacher and leader who has dedicated his life to helping grow a more powerful, effective, and healthy nonprofit sector. Peter distills lessons learned directly from philanthropists, executives, board members, volunteers ~ and fundraisers who have tried everything under the sun! This interactive session will leave you better prepared and much inspired.


Peter Drury is a seasoned nonprofit executive, strategist and fundraiser. He is Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at Seattle Children’s, teaches at the University of Washington and Seattle University (nonprofit leadership, strategy & fundraising courses) and is Past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Washington State Chapter. Peter has served in board and advisory capacities with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Art With Heart, MultifaithWorks, EarthShare, the Northwest Girlchoir, and several PTA’s. In June 2016, Peter was 8th on Jay Frost’s “Top 25 Fundraising Experts in the United States.”


We have an awesome line-up of presenters across six rooms of learning. Click on these links to learn more.






In 2017, we are pleased to partner with Washington Food Coalition and Non Profit Insurance Program (NPIP) to produce this conference. We welcome their members and appreciate their contributions to the workshop tracks.

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Join your friends and colleagues from across Central Washington for a day designed to make a difference in how you achieve your mission!



  • When

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Yakima Convention Center
    10 N 8th St
    Yakima, Washington 98901

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