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Renton Area Nonprofits Unite (RANU)

Working together to make us better. Working together to make Renton better.

Our Mission

We exist to bring together the diverse nonprofits, social organizations, and businesses serving the greater Renton community.  Together, we will become more effective through increased collaboration, learning, and sharing of resources.

Our Goals and Objectives

  1. Collaboration: Relationship is key. We will continually gain a better understanding of each other’s mission and the people we serve – who is doing what with whom.  Strategic partnerships will form across areas of common focus (youth, housing, education, the environment, arts and culture, etc.), as well as with local businesses, churches, and government.  This will occur through monthly meetings and planned networking events.
  2. Shared Learning: Marketing, fundraising, board development, volunteer recruitment, and management.  These are things that affect us all, so why not learn together?  This will be accomplished through training at monthly meetings and planned workshops.  Activities are open to staff of all levels, board members, and volunteers.
  3. Shared Resources: We will find ways to put our collective resources to even better use.  These resources could include knowledge, time, people, space, technology, and money.


Chair: Sarah McNiesh
Meeting: 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 9am -10:30am
Location: Rotates among members

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We are thankful and appreciate Starbucks® for being our 2020 RANU Sponsor!

Washington Nonprofits

Dear Nonprofit Colleagues,
I'm writing to share some quick updates. Read on for answers to the following questions:
  • How can a board of directors of a Washington nonprofit corporation hold a legal meeting remotely?
  • What should we do about fraudulent unemployment claims?
  • What should we do if our nonprofit is behind in paying rent because of the COVID-19 shutdown?
  • What is the latest news about PPP loans and loan forgiveness?
    Continue reading the announcement here...


RANU May Meeting

by RANU on May 30, 2020
RANU May Meeting
May 27th 9am Zachary Speron, Campus Director PIMA Medical InstituteAccelerating Your Mission: Strategies for Innovative Partnership Partnership Development is becoming the new form of currency. We are all trying to increase our impact and efficiency. We strive for great outcomes based on the resources within our grasp, but...
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RANU April Meeting

RANU April Meeting

by RANU on April 21, 2020
Our Guest Speaker this month is Jeff Kelley, from AssetLab Marketing. Topic: Get LinkedIn LinkedIn is an untapped opportunity for most nonprofits. In this session I'll share several...
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RANU March 2020 Meeting

RANU March 2020 Meeting

by RANU on April 2, 2020
Our members of RANU pressed on through our new 'Stay Safe - Stay Home' protocol, and met online via Zoom. Ginna Hernandez, City of Renton, Census Program Manager showed us a presention on...
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RANU - February 2020 Meeting

RANU - February 2020 Meeting

by RANU on March 13, 2020
February Meeting hosted by Columbia Bank, Renton, WARANU FEBRUARY MINUTES 2020We are thankful and appreciate Starbucks® for being our 2020 RANU Sponsor!
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