Whatcom Council of Nonprofits

Laurel_Hammond_WNP-9croppedreducedWe believe a healthy and vibrant nonprofit sector is critical to keeping our community strong. Our local organizations work in diverse areas; from feeding hungry families to restoring healthy salmon runs. Behind all of this good work, we are fortunate to have many passionate leaders and supporters.

The Whatcom Council of Nonprofits (WCN), a program of the Whatcom Community Foundation, is a networking hub and educational resource that strengthens the sector. WCN hosts monthly peer learning lunches where staff and volunteers exchange information and build skills. WCN also provides networking opportunities, an online calendar and a newsletter that includes resources, event information and more.

Click here for our Nonprofit Event Calendar

The work of this program is powered by an advisory committee of strong volunteers, focused on:
  • Building relationships and making connections through networking events and educational workshops.
  • Professional development and resource sharing through a regular enewsletter, peer learning opportunities, and an online nonprofit scheduling calendar.
  • Information and advocacy to promote nonprofit news and engage community leaders with local nonprofits. 

Tools of the Trade – click here

View the latest WCN E-news to find job openings, nonprofit trainings, tools and resources:

June 5, 2015 WCN E-News

July 2, 2015 WCN E-News

For E-news submission guidelines, click HERE 


Workshops and Trainings

2015-Lunch and Learn Workshops: An opportunity to share, learn, and connect over lunch!

Session 5 – More information coming soon!
When: TBA
Where: Whatcom Center for Philanthropy, 1500 Cornwall Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bellingham WA
(Please do not park in the Bank parking lot and please use outdoor entrance across from the main entrance to the Bank)
Join our facilitators to learn more about how to share meeting responsibility with your colleagues. Leave with tips and ideas to explore!

*The monthly Lunch and Learn sessions are hosted by The Whatcom Council of Nonprofits, a program of Whatcom Community Foundation and are free and open to all non-profit organizations, board members and employees. (There is no lunch provided, but feel free to bring your lunch if you like.)

AFP Advancement Northwest
2015 Igniting Philanthropy In Whatcom County 

Creating an Annual Funding Plan
Presenter: Peter Drury 
Director of Strategy
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm (lunch included)
Place: Bellingham Golf & Country Club
Cost: Member: $40, Non‐member: $50, On‐site: $60
Register Online using the AFP Advancement Northwest Event Calendar






Paula Berg, North Cascades Institute
Katherine Freimund, Whatcom Literacy Council
Virginia Lang, Lang Consulting
Randy Leventhal, Wild Whatcom
Trula Nicholas, Human Services Program, WWU
Debbie Paton, Opportunity Council
Jessica Renner, Studiohatch
Kirk Roberts, WA. Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Kathleen Roy, Brigid Collins Family Support Center
Angela Murray, Whatcom Volunteer Center


Connect with us or sign up for our e-newsletter at: info@whatcomcouncilofnonprofits.org


WCN Enews and the Igniting Philanthropy Workshops are sponsored by: