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 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. 

Tools of the Trade – click here

The new online Community Calendar to post your event is now hosted by the Bellingham / Whatcom Chamber:  http://www.whatcalendar.com/events/

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

May 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
“Go Multichannel to Raise More Money” – This session introduces you to the critical steps to achieving multichannel campaign success. Presenters will share data-driven generational engagement strategies including how to connect with the elusive millennials. Simultaneously, this session demonstrates the critical partnership between brand and fundraising strategies.

Presented by:  R. Trent Thompson and Tammy Zonker

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

R. Trent Thompson is President of Thompson & Company (aka Rebrand & Retool or Perish), a nonprofit brand and strategic communications firm. He’s passionate about helping nonprofits build brand relevance, but only stronger. Helping develop brand positioning that’s not only better, but laser focused. Helping retool their multichannel marketing and communications system and support infrastructure to support and enable their engagement and fundraising initiatives for the long haul. When Trent’s not rebranding clients, building multichannel fundraising or awareness campaigns, and speaking at conferences, he’s sharing snackable brand and marketing insights on his podcast called #BADASSforGOOD.

Tammy Zonker is an envelope-pushing fundraising practitioner, an inspiring international speaker, and powerful trainer in the discipline of transformational fundraising. In the past decade she has coached, trained and led nonprofit teams to raise more than $400M including a single gift of $27.1M. She moved to Detroit in 2008 motivated to fund raise in the most challenging economy in the U.S. and has turned those experiences into fundraising strategies, tools and processes for creating breakthrough fundraising results in any economy. When she’s not speaking at conferences or fundraising, you’ll find Tammy in Detroit leading online webinars and e-courses, hosting an online episode of ZTV or facilitating private workshops and retreats across North America and beyond

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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