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 communities, culturally-responsive training, and individualized technical assistance and coaching to strengthen community organizations. There are currently 3 active cohorts: the Seattle-based Capacity Building Program (by application), United Way Racial Equity Cohort (funder-designated), Youth Development Executives of King County (funder-designated).

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 (see calendar for confirmed dates). 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. Call (206) 324-5850, ext. 302 or email legalclinic@nacseattle.org 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 (see calendar for confirmed dates). Participants are seen by appointment only. Call (206) 324-5850 or email grantwriting@nacseattle.org for an appointment.

Speaking in front of groupTechnical Support for RFPs

NAC can support your Best Starts for Kids application! Our staff and consultant team partner with organizations to help them understand the application process, identify and highlight their strengths, and convey their ideas in the clearest and most powerful way to the funder. Within our team, we also speak Vietnamese, Somali, Swahili, along with intermediate Spanish reading and writing skills. Email bsk@nacseattle.org for assistance.