Whatcom Council of Nonprofits
We 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.
- 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 WCN E-news to find job openings, nonprofit trainings, tools and resources:
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Workshops and Trainings
Igniting Philanthropy Workshop Series
Building a Culture of Philanthropy: How to engage your organization in development, with Susan Howlett
When: October 16, 2014, 8:30am to noon (breakfast from 8:30-9am)
Where: Bellingham Golf and Country Club
Are You Delivering on the Donor Promise? Repeated research has revealed what donors want most when they support our work, but most non-profits fail to deliver those things. Find out how easy it can be to meet their needs, so they’ll give again and give more. You’ll leave this session with concrete steps you can implement immediately, with little or no investment of time or money
Registration: $40 for AFP members / $50 for non-members / $60 onsite*
*Pre-registration closes 2 days before the event
Need registration help?
Contact the AFP-WA office at 206-367-8704
SchmoozeFEST! Connect with local nonprofits
When: October 23, 2014, 5-7pm
Where: Legacy Room, Silver Reef Casino, 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248
The Whatcom Council of Nonprofits – a program of Whatcom Community Foundation, invites local nonprofits volunteers and staff to attend SchmoozeFest! Connect with local nonprofit leaders, share ideas and discover what is new with your nonprofit colleagues, enjoy snacks and a beverage and enter a drawing to win a great prize!
No entry fee!
Resources and Opportunities
Candidates Forum on Human Services is next Thursday, October 16, 5:30-7:30, at the Municipal Courthouse on C Street in Bellingham. This forum will, as always, have questions written by human service professionals that ask candidates how local government should help insure families’ basic needs are met.
We need your help to make sure the room is full so candidates know our voice matters.
More info: 2014 Candidate Forum Flyers
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Paula Berg, Whatcom Community College Foundation
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
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