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:

October 2015 WCN Enews

For E-news submission guidelines, click HERE 

 Workshops and Trainings

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

Join us at the next Lunch and Learn Together – January 22

Continuing the Conversation on Workplace Culture
“Nurturing A Culture of Philanthropy”
Presented by Mike Hammes, CEO of RAM Construction, and Katherine Freimund, ED of Whatcom Literacy Council

Join Mike and Katherine as they explore what it means to intentionally build and support a culture of giving and philanthropy. Mike Hammes and RAM Construction were honored as the Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business in Washington in 2013, and Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Chuckanut Health Foundation.  Katherine has worked in the nonprofit field for several years, and has been at the helm of the Literacy Council since 2012.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, January 22nd
Noon to 1:30pm
Whatcom Center for Philanthropy Conference Room
1500 Cornwall Avenue, Second floor
Bellingham, WA 98225
(Please do not park in the Bank parking lot and please use outdoor entrance across from the main entrance to the Bank)

*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.)




Paula Berg, North Cascades Institute
Katherine Freimund, Whatcom Literacy Council
Virginia Lang, Lang Consulting
Jessica Renner, Studio Hatch
Debbie Paton, Opportunity Council
Kathleen Roy, Brigid Collins Family Support 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: