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:

WCN E-News_September 2014

WCN E-News_ October_2014

 For E-news submission guidelines, click HERE 


Workshops and Trainings

Lunch and Learn Together – an opportunity to share, learn and connect over lunch!

Let’s learn together how to transform our meetings! Join us for a series of 3 sessions:

Session 1 – Gratitude and ‘The Happiness Advantage’
Using tips from Shawn Achor’s book ‘The Happiness Advantage’ and other resources, we will share ideas on how gratitude and a positive focus can fuel our performance and maximize our potential.
When: Thursday, November 20, noon to 1:30
Where: Brigid Collins, 1231 North Forest, Bellingham WA

Session 2 – Shake Up Your Meeting Style
Come to our sampler to explore new ways of having conversations that matter: world café, circle, getting unstuck.
When:Thursday, January 22, noon to 1:30
Where: Brigid Collins, 1231 North Forest, Bellingham WA

Session 3 – Creative Conflict Resolution
When:Thursday, February 26, noon to 1:30
Where: Whatcom Center for Philanthropy, 1500 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham WA





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
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: