Seattle Met's Generocity (You're Invited!)


Friends! We’ve got some exciting news! 

This week, we learned that we were selected to participate in Seattle Met’s sixth annual Generocity! In case you haven’t heard of Generocity, here’s what you need to know:

Who: Generocity is hosted by Seattle Met and Vulcan.

What: The point of the event is for folks to learn about and meet 30 Seattle-based nonprofits working to make a difference. ANND, there will be delicious food, live entertainment, music, and mingling.

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 5:00pm until 9:00pm – four weeks from today! Save the date!

Where: Living Computers: Museum + Labs

This is our first year participating in Generocity and we could not be more thrilled! Dayna Ducey, our lovely board member, has attended previous years, and tells us it’s an incredible event. We would love to see you all there, so consider this your invitation! Click here for more information – get your tickets before they sell out!

Launching a Successful Practice CLE

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Flashback Friday to just a few days ago at Seattle University School of Law – our very own Jessica Lewis was invited to speak at SU’s “Launching a Successful Practice” CLE. This CLE was intended to be a crash course of sorts in starting your own practice and working with clients (two things Jessica could talk about all day long). 

Jessica spoke about setting hourly rates – and gave her take on how lawyers can increase access to justice by making legal services more affordable to folks of low- to moderate-means, while still making a living. We may be a little biased, but she was great 😊 

2019 Incubator Cohort


As always, we had a blast at the Incubator reception last night! The Seattle University School of Law Incubator Program really does get better and better every year. We are so proud to have been members of the 2017 cohort, and are even prouder to support this wonderful program. Here are a few shots of the man himself, Stan Perkins, speaking to the 2019 cohort.

Happy New Year from Northwest Advocacy Foundation! 🎉 🎉 🎉


Can you believe that 2018 is almost over? This has been such an amazing year Northwest Advocacy Foundation:

  • In February we were selected as Green Bean Coffee House's "Nonprofit of the Month.” For the entire month of February (and most of March!) they let us set up a HUGE display that featured our work.

  • In June, our very own Jessica Lewis presented at the Low Bono Section's 2nd Annual CLE, "Unbundling: Reimagining the Attorney-Client Relationship." There were attendees from all across the country, and many of them were eager to learn about how they can help increase access to justice.

  • In July, we welcomed a new Director, Dayna Ducey! Many of you know Dayna, and know that she is the actual greatest human being, so we feel so fortunate that she agreed to join our Board

  • In October, we participated in the Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse Challenge for the second year in a row! We love the Purple Purse Challenge, and have the best time interacting with you lovely people.

  • In November, we received a grant from the King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers. We are so honored to receive this grant, which is "intended to recognize excellence in practice for new solo or small firm practitioners whose work benefits women directly or improves access to justice for women."

  • In December, our very own Elena Yager was invited to judge the Emerald City Open Mock Trial. She had a great time judging the participants and meeting so many soon-to-be attorneys.

Of course, what we're most proud of is the number of women and children we were able to help this year. 166 people contacted our office for advice, assistance, and referrals, and 60 people received direct legal services from Northwest Advocacy Foundation!

All of this is possible only because of the support we receive from our friends, family, colleagues, and community members. Thank you for spreading the word about us, for donating your hard-earned money, and for being the most amazing support base that we could ask for. We are so excited to hit the ground running in 2019, and are even more excited knowing that you'll be right there with us.

From all of us here at Northwest Advocacy Foundation, we wish you a happy and healthy new year! 

Purse Winners!

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Alright, all! As promised, we're giving away two purple purses (pictured below)! Head on over to our Instagram page to see who won these lovely bags!

Annnnd just like that, we're done! That's *officially* a wrap on this year's Purple Purse Challenge! Thank you so much to everyone who donated, helped us spread the word, and sent positive messages our way – we are so grateful to have your support! 😘Thanks again, too, to all of the wonderful organizations that hooked us up with goodies that we were in turn able to give to you guys; we had the best time doing that. 🙏

That's a wrap!

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Alright all, the Purple Purse Challenge is over! The official results aren't in, but unofficially, we raised $14,735, and ended in 6th place (!!!). We'll keep you posted on the official results. 

We promised some yummy treats this week, and we've drawn the winers! Head over to our Instagram page see if you won! (And, if you are one of the lucky winners, look for an email from us!) HUGE thanks to our pals at Bakery Nouveau, Dahlia Bakery, and Pagliacci Pizza for hooking us up with these goodies and helping us give back to you ❤️ And of course, thank you to all of you for your support! 

ALSO! The Challenge may be over, but we've still got TWO purple purses to give away! We'll be picking those winners soon, so stay tuned!

WE WON (ANOTHER) $5,000!

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Okay, now we're SURE we're on a winning streak. For the third week in a row, we won a bonus challenge! You guys are amazing – seriously, thank you!

One of our favorite things the past few weeks has been giving back to you guys. And, thanks to our pals at Trader Joe's and Caffe Ladro, we've got a bag of non-perishable treats and a $25 coffee gift card for our week 3 donors. Head over to our Instagram page see if you won! (And, if you are one of the lucky winners, look for an email from us!)

Thank you again so much to everyone who donated, and congratulations to our winners! And, HUGE thanks to Trader Joe's and Caffe Ladro for hooking us up with these goodies!

Final Stretch!


It’s the final week of the Purple Purse Challenge! We know that this fundraiser is a beast, so we were trying to think of what people want after doing something BIG...

Food, obviously. The answer is food. So, we are going HARD: we've got a chocolate cake from Bakery Nouveau, one of Tom Douglas's amazing coconut cream pies from Dahlia Bakery, AND, a $25 gift card to Pagliacci Pizza! (Annnnd we're drooling.)

Once again, for every $25 donated, you’ll be entered to win each of these goodies! THREE winners will be selected next week!

Thank you ❤️

Just over halfway through week 3 and we wanted to thank you all so much for following along with us, and for continuing to donate and spread the word. We are so appreciative, and we know our clients are, too.

Like most nonprofits, we rely on donations, and so that aspect of this fundraising challenge has of course been tremendous for us. But another really wonderful side effect is that it allows us to connect with folks who support and believe in our work. We've received so many encouraging texts and emails from so many of you, which has been so energizing and motivating for us. Throughout this entire challenge, we have been continuously in awe of the support we have received from friends, family, colleagues, and even complete strangers. So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. ❤️

WE WON $5,000!

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Can two be considered a streak? Because, we are pretty sure we're on a winning streak over here. Not only did we win the week 1 bonus promotion, but WE ALSO WON THE WEEK 2 BONUS PROMOTION! Thanks to you guys, last week alone, we raised just under $7,000, and WON $5,000! Amazing!

Now, let's give away some stuff, shall we? Thanks to Caffe Ladro and All the Best Pet Care, we're giving away a $25 coffee gift card and a basket full of goodies for your furry friend! Head over to our Instagram page see if you won! (And, if you are one of the lucky winners, look for an email from us!)

Thank you again so so much to everyone who donated, and congratulations to our winners! And, HUGE thanks to All the Best and Caffe Ladro for hooking us up with these goodies!