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Art Classes and Resources

Hidden Hazards in the Arts Free Workshops

by Joe McDonald on January 3, 2013

Are you an artist with your own workshop or work in a shared work space? King County offers free workshops on the Hidden Hazards in the Arts. Four workshops are coming soon and these are all free to the public! 

king_county_logoThese entertaining and insightful workshops are designed for artists and art educators to help them protect themselves and their environment from toxic, corrosive and flammable chemicals, while still producing vibrant art.

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This Information provided by the Center for Nonprofit Success.

If you are looking for creative new ways to raise more money for your organization, this conference is not to be missed. Sign up for the entire conference, or take advantage of our unique a la carte registration system. But don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn from the experts in your community. Register today at:

Please see below for information on how to:
A. Attend the Seattle Fundraising Summit
B. Speak at the Seattle Fundraising Summit
C. Volunteer at the Seattle Fundraising Summit
D. Order handouts for any sessions that you cannot attend
E. Visit our Facebook page

Center for Nonprofit Success

A. Attend the Seattle Fundraising Summit
Date: July 27-28, 2010
Location: Seattle University, Student Center Building
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Cost:  There are two registration options:
i. Full two day Pass – $495. This includes
two free 30 minute mentoring sessions valued at
$60 each.
ii. A la Carte registration – $60 per seminar and $60 for each mentoring session.
In addition to the Fundraising Summit, the Center for Nonprofit Success conducts the monthly Seattle Nonprofit Leadership Series. For a list of upcoming sessions, please go to:
B. Speak at the Seattle Fundraising Summit
There are still a few speaking slots available for the upcoming Seattle Summit taking place on July 27-28:
- Capital Campaigns
- Annual Giving Campaigns
- Winning Corporate Partnerships
- Winning Proposals (Proposal Writing)
If you have expertise in any of these areas, please let us know by completing our interested speaker form at:
C. Volunteer at the Seattle Fundraising Summit
The Center for Nonprofit Success is looking for volunteers to help make the Seattle Summit a success. Volunteers can volunteer for one day, both days, or sit in on sessions on one day in exchange for volunteering on the other day. Since volunteer spots get taken very quickly, we suggest that interested volunteers complete the volunteer registration form as soon as
D. Order handouts for any sessions that you cannot attend It is now possible to order handouts for any session that you cannot attend (past or future). To order a handout:
1. Visit our calendar page at
2. Click on "View Past Events" to get to the Past Events Calendar and select an event by city
3. If you want to order handouts for an upcoming event, select an event by city in the Upcoming Events calendar.
4. Select the session you are interested in, and in the Register Now box for that session, click on the link "Order handouts without attending."
5. Please note that if the speakers have not yet uploaded all the handouts for an upcoming session, you will need to return to your handout order on or after the session date to upload the handouts.
6. Handouts cost only $10 per session no matter how many handouts are posted for that session.
E. Visit our Facebook page
The Center for Nonprofit Success has created a Facebook page for our supporters to meet and network with each other. You can visit us at:
Please support us by becoming a fan.
The Center for Nonprofit Success is a nonprofit organization whose mission to provide the training, knowledge and resources to help nonprofit leaders succeed


Long Shot 24 Hour Community Photo Marathon

by Joe McDonald on March 9, 2010

long-shot photo marathon by Photo Center Northwest

WHAT: This spring, Photo Center NW invites you to take part in the Second Annual Long Shot, a 24-hour community-wide photo marathon on Mayday (6pm Friday, April 30-6pm Saturday, May 1 to be precise!) where individuals and teams hit the streets to photograph a theme, cause, community, or non-profit of their choice.  Open to ALL levels and anyone who wants to participate.

Long Shot participants will dedicate one full 24-hour period, or a part of it, to exploring the city of Seattle (or their current location) and documenting their journey during that 24-hour period. You can shoot on your own, join a team, or keep in touch with other participating photographers at meet-up points throughout the 24 hours.

WHY: The basic premise of Long Shot is to celebrate photography and community and to seek pledges for your participation in the event.  Long Shot is a way to support making connections for you, build community, raise awareness for a cause (if you choose), express your inner artist, and to raise money for the Photo Center to continue to offer educational and outreach programs.

HOW: Register and then seek out family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else to pledge any amount that they can for your participation in the Long Shot event.

Long Shot event raises funds for the Photo Center NW in two ways: through pledges and sponsorships during the Long Shot shoot and through the Long Shot Exhibition where photographs from the Long Shot shoot will be up for sale!

You can ask for an hourly pledge (i.e. $1.00 for every hour you shoot) or you can ask for a flat rate (i.e. $24.00 no matter how many hours you participate). Then, invite everyone you know to the Longshot Exhibition to purchase photographs from the shoot! All proceeds benefit Photo Center NW.

Whether you shoot alone, or as part of a group, just a few dollars per hour can help us bring new tools to the Photo Center, keep our doors open to artists and students 7 days a week, and put on faculty, student, and alumni exhibitions.

Participants can begin the event with a team from here on Capitol Hill in Seattle, or start shooting from wherever they might be in the world. No matter where you start, at the end of the day you’ll have contributed images and energy to an important center for photographic art, education, and community.

Long Shot will culminate with the Long Shot Exhibition and Celebration on Friday, June 4.  All participants will be asked to submit a framed print which will be displayed at the Photo Center and sold as a fundraiser “ISO” (in support of) the Photo Center!