Three Pillars of NAC’s Work

Thought Partnership

Partnering with funders and institutions to elevate equity, diversity, and inclusion on a systemic level.

Organizational Capacity Building

Our signature capacity building program is our Capacity-Building Cohorts where we create a cohort of 8 organizations that receive culturally-responsive 1:1 coaching and technical assistance, a peer learning community, and access to our trainings on effective movement-building from organizational development to advocacy.

In addition, NAC offers the Nonprofit Legal Clinic and Grantwriting Clinic. In partnership with Wayfind and the King County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division – NAC provides a pro bono legal services to assist nonprofit organizations with non-litigation matters, such as Articles of Incorporation, Contracts, Bylaws and Conflict of Interest policies. The Grantwriting Clinic is a joint venture between NAC and the Puget Sound Grant Writers Association (PGSA) to assist nonprofits in understanding and navigating the grantwriting process – from research to making a case and reviewing grant proposal drafts.

Preference is given to organizations serving or based in communities of color and refugee, immigrant, low income and other communities that are impacted by institutional racism and often face barriers to accessing resources.

Transformative Leadership

Shifting the culture of the independent sector to be more inclusive, embracing, and supportive of diverse leadership. Our pilot project is the Women of Color Executive Director Leadership Circle which acts as a source of professional coaching, peer learning and support, and a vehicle for forging potential partnerships, collective action, and advocacy.