Whatcom Nonprofit Network

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 Nonprofit Network (WNN), a program of the Whatcom Community Foundation, is a networking hub and educational resource that strengthens the sector. WNN also provides networking opportunities, special trainings, an online calendar and a newsletter that includes resources, event information and more.

The work of this program is powered by staff and 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. 

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

January 2017 WNN Enews

For E-news submission guidelines, click HERE 

Workshops and Trainings


 AFP Advancement Northwest Presents:  
Igniting Philanthropy Luncheons/Breakfasts Sponsored by the Whatcom Center for Philanthropy

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Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Luncheon
“Forecast:  Partly Sunny to Brilliant” – 4 fundraising principles to inspire your board, staff and volunteers toward philanthropy 

Presented by:  Susan Howlett, Seattle based instructor and author of Getting Funded and Boards on Fire 

  • When: April 20, 2017 / 11:30am – 1pm
  • Where:  Bellingham Golf & Country Club / 3729 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA  98225

Sustainable organizations know that good fundraising isn’t about transactions or exchanges.  It’s about building long-lasting relationships with people who feel a sense of ownership about the work and want that work to carry on.  We’ll explore the characteristics of organizations who’ve nailed that, as revealed in Kim Klein’s recent “Bright Spots” report.  Through case studies and discussion, you’ll leave this interactive session with concrete tools for engaging your board and staff in meaningful, joyful and sustained philanthropy.

Register Online with AFP Advancement Northwest

AFP Member:  $40
Non-member:  $50
On-site:  $60


Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Series – The Bellingham Breakfast and Luncheon programs bring lively and engaging fundraising leaders to Whatcom County to enhance professional development offered in Northwest Washington. A group of Whatcom County fundraising professionals who understand the community’s needs chooses the topic for each program. Fundraising professionals with any level of experience will find this series insightful and engaging. 

For more information: 
Contact: Advancement Northwest Office
Phone: (206) 971-3605
Email: office@afpadvancementnw.org 

WNN Volunteers

Hannah Martine, Honorworks
Katherine Freimund, Whatcom Literacy Council
Virginia Lang, Lang Consulting
Jessica Renner, Studio Hatch
Karen Kildall, Northwest Washington Fair

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Whatcom Nonprofit Network