Programs & Services

Our services help meet basic needs of nonprofits as well as provide tools to gain long-term stability and self-sufficiency.

ToolboxCapacity Building Cohorts

NAC’s signature program is our capacity building cohort model which leverages peer-learning, culturally-responsive trainings, and individualized technical assistance to strengthen community organizations.

Through partnering with funders, NAC brings 8-10 organizations together for a six-month to year-long process where each organization receives a comprehensive needs assessment, an individualized work plan, a peer learning community, and regular coaching from culturally competent staff and consultants.

Scales of JusticeLegal Clinic

Nonprofit Assistance Center (NAC), the King County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, and Wayfind have partnered to offer pro bono legal services. This is a free monthly legal clinic held on the 3rd Monday of every month. Nonprofits can make an appointment for a one-hour consultation to meet one-on-one with an attorney to answer legal questions about their nonprofit governance and business law needs, such as Articles of Incorporation, contracts, bylaws and conflict of interest policies.

This clinic is exclusively for nonprofit organizations, and does not provide services for individual or personal concerns. Consultations are by appointment only and often fill up quickly. Priority is given to small nonprofits located in Seattle/King County with budgets under $350,000. Call (206) 324-5850, ext. 304 for more information.

Edit a DocumentGrant Writing Support

A joint venture between the Nonprofit Assistance Center (NAC) and the Puget Sound Grant Writers Association (PGSA) brings you a service to increase your chances of receiving funding. Up to 2 members from an organization may bring a request for proposal (RFP), application guidelines, draft proposal, or a proposal not funded and an experienced grant writer will give you one-on-one guidance.

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, marginalized and burdened by significant economic, educational, health, and social disparities.

The free grant writing clinics are held the 1st Monday of every month. Participants are seen by appointment only. Call (206) 324-5850, ext. 302 for an appointment.

Speaking in front of groupLeadership Circle

NAC launched our first pilot leadership circle for women of color Executive Directors in Fall 2015.

The Leadership Circle builds a strong network of leaders of color united around a common analysis of how race and gender impact our work for social justice and equity. Together, we are building a supportive network for peer learning, cross-cultural/cross-racial collaboration and partnership, and innovative thinking around the critical issues impacting communities of color.