Category Archives: Non Profits

09.05 2017

RTS Celebrates with Microbrew

RTS Beer and Wine TastingRebuilding Together Seattle (RTS) will celebrate their work with micro brews and local wines at the MOHAI on October 6th. EJK will be there to celebrate RTS’ work, ensuring housing stability for low-income homeowners and revitalizing Seattle neighborhoods, one home at a time.

We look forward to VIP cocktails, photo booth charades, and live entertainment. Also can’t wait to taste the latest of Washington’s very own wineries and breweries.

You can buy your tickets here. And check out RTS’ website to learn more and get involved. 

06.10 2017

Happy 10 years to the Bus!

The Washington Bus is Seattle’s coolest voter engagement organization. The Bus makes politics fun, effective, and engaging for young Seattleites, and Washingtonians alike. For 10 years they’ve been creating positive change in our state, and this year they’re throwing a party to celebrate all their hard work! We’ll see you at the Vera Project for a Bus Bash concert featuring Sisters, Beverly Crusher, and Nolan Garrett this August.

Join Us!

Friday, August 11, 2017
7pm -11pm
@ The Vera Project, 305 Harrison St, Seattle

Tickets include dinner and drinks, and VIP tickets include exclusive event perks. And shout out to The Vera Project for being the hottest all-ages venue in Seattle!

05.10 2017

Candidate Survivor 2017

EJK will be joining the Washington Bus at the biggest, bestest, and sexiest mayoral candidate forum in Seattle. This event will give us the power to determine which mayoral candidates move on to the next round, by asking tough questions on issues of economic justice, LGBTQ rights, criminal justice reform and immigration reform. And you get to decide who sticks around!

Join us and the Bus on Tuesday, July 11 at Neumos in Capitol Hill for an epic night on the path to determining our city’s next mayor! Doors open at 7pm and forum starts at 8pm.

Tickets are free, but limited. Get yours here.

04.15 2016

Breakfast for Rebuilding

Rebuilding Seattle TogetherRebuilding Together Seattle Website (RTS) will host their third annual breakfast fundraiser on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. You’ll hear from RTS’ CEO, and Seattle Seahwaks Emcee, Tony Ventrella. Proceeds will support RTS’ efforts to provide safe and healthy housing to every person by providing free home repairs to low-income homeowners and nonprofit facilities. Join us and learn more about RTS’ efforts to revitalize your community, and how you can get involved.

Safe and Healthy Homes Breakfast
Grand Hyatt Seattle
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
7:30 to 8:30 am

02.17 2016

Viva Vera!

Viva Vera! is happening February 20th, 2016Join us this Saturday in celebrating 15 years of innovative arts and music programs with The Vera Project. They’ll be hosting their annual fundraiser at The Triple Door on February 20th, 2016. Enjoy DJ sets from Diogenes and Wizdumb, with live performances by Briana Marela and Crater. Proceeds will ensure the Vera Project will continue to transform the Seattle through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art.

Buy tickets here, and learn more about the Vera Project here. EJK is proud to be part of the Vera Project family!

08.06 2015

Non-profit Audit Tips

Audits are never fun, but being prepared can help relieve a ton of pressure. Start prepping early so you can be ready when the auditor arrives. Talk to your accounting and administrative staff and get them working on the items below. Being prepared can help save you time and money!

Get prepared

  • Ask your auditor for a list of documents to gather. This is the best place to start. Review the list, see what you need to gather, and estimate how much time you need to do so. Wait to pick an audit date until you have an idea of how long it will take you to gather items and work on the additional items below.
  • Review a detail of income and expense transactions. Take a quick look at the prior years’ transactions to catch any miscoded or mis-classed items.
  • Gather donor information. Donors who gave $5,000 or more during the year will be reported on the 990. Make sure you have donor names and addresses to provide to the auditor.
  • Double check what’s sitting in grants receivable. Gather information regarding multi-year loans, and confirm any grants received from the prior closed year properly offset the grants receivable account.
  • Double check all liabilities. Confirm that ending balances for loans, accrued PTO, and other payroll liabilities are correct.
  • Make sure prior year ending balances match prior year return. Double check that account beginning balances match the ending balances for the prior year’s 990.

If you need help preparing for your audit, contact our office today!

07.01 2015

HUD recognizes ISI

Seattle's Pioneer SquareShout out to our client, the International Sustainability Institute (ISI), for being chosen out of 1,700 applicants for a feature in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Innovation of the Day competition. ISI is a non-profit located in Pioneer Square, focused on bringing world-wide sustainability practices to the Pacific Northwest. ISI’s Alley Network Project, which caught HUD’s attention, is a program designed to unite Pioneer Square community members through events located in Nord Alley. You may have participated in some of their prior events, including World Cup game showings, alley concerts, and art displays. Thank you to ISI for making Pioneer Square a more vibrant neighborhood!

06.15 2015

Summer, Salmon, Wine and Ray’s!

SOS's 13th annual Rose Revival fundraiserSave Our Wild Salmon (SOS) will be holding their annual fundraiser this Thursday, June 18,2015 at Ray’s Boathouse. We’ll be there to help them celebrate 24 years of working to collectively restore natural and sustainable salmon populations to the Pacific Northwest. We’ll also be there to try wine from over 30 Pacific Northwest wineries, and nosh on sliders from Ray’s Boathouse. Get details here to join us!

05.12 2015

Celebrating 47 Years of Social Justice

21 Progress Logo21 Progress will be hosting the Legacy of Leadership event on May 13, 2015, to honor founding executive director, Sharon Maeda. Sharon has been an advocate of social justice initiatives, teacher, trainer, and mentor for the last 47 years. As the executive director of 21 Progress, Sharon helped develop and implement programs that provide emerging social justice leaders opportunities to exercise their talents. We look forward to celebrating with Sharon this Wednesday!

01.05 2015

New Year, New Tax Team

EJK rings in new year with new tax preparerEJK is ringing in the New Year with Jaye Kubo, our new tax preparer. While Randy Lake enjoys the luxuries of retirement, Jaye will lead our tax department, and work with clients to prepare both personal and business returns.

Jaye joins EJK with 20 years of experience in public accounting and private practice.  She focuses on comprehensive tax planning, consulting and compliance services to corporate and partnership clients and their owners as well as not-for-profit organizations. Jaye will also assist with federal and state tax compliance, IRS negotiations, and organizational mergers. Learn more about Jaye’s experience here.

We will miss Randy’s can-do attitude, and congratulate him on retirement!