Upcoming Trainings

Looking for inexpensive training opportunities for your staff? Consider trainings by The Federation customized to your needs. Low on funds for training? Partner with other groups in your area to host a training.

See our calendar to view current Federation trainings being offered, or browse by the subject areas below. Please note these listings are a compilation of trainings offered by various agencies. The sponsoring agency is noted in parentheses following each offering. All training times are reflected in Pacific Standard/Daylight Time.

Animal Care & Behavior

Animal Control/Cruelty Investigations

Shelter Operations/Programs

Spay/Neuter & TNR


Volunteer Management

General Non-profit

  • Washington State Nonprofit Conference (Washington Nonprofits)
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    Location: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
    Cost: Early Bird (before April 14) - $160, Regular - $180
  • Nonprofit Bylaws Workshop (Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations)
    Thursday, June 12, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
    Location: The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S., Seattle WA, 98144
    Cost: Nonprofit Leader - $70, General Admission - $110

Human Resources/Career Development

  • Mental Health: Special Issue Series (Non-profit Staff Development Coalition)
    Monday, April 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Location: The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S., Seattle WA, 98144
  • Employment Law for Nonprofits (Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations)
    Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Stoel Rives, 600 University Avenue, Suite 3600, Seattle, WA 98111
    Cost: Nonprofit Leader - $70, General Admission - $110
  • Communication Skills for Effective Problem-Solving in the Workplace (Seattle University Institute of Public Service)
    Friday, May 2, 2014, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Seattle University, Student Center Room 210
    Cost: $75

Development/Grant Seeking

Board Education


  • Humane Society University offers a number of on-line courses on an ongoing basis throughout the year. With subject areas ranging from emergency management and humane law enforcement to advocacy and humane education, you'll be sure to find a course suited to your needs. Please visit the course listings on their website for more information.
  • Grant Space offers a variety of courses in finding funders, fundraising planing, developing proposals and managing non-profits. Many of these courses are recorded webinars or self-paced elearning offered at no charge. Please visit their website for a full list of offerings.
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers free, online courses regarding dealing with animals in disaster situations. The courses are self-study and can be completed at your own pace.