Whatcom Council of Nonprofits

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Brown Bag: Adult/Child Safety Policy

Byron Manering has been the Executive Director of the Brigid Collins Family Support Center since 1994. Two years after taking on the agency's leadership position, a 1996 county-wide assessment identified Brigid Collins as the agency "most organized" in the community to address the issues of child abuse and neglect.  The report stated, "As the lead agency on child abuse prevention, Brigid Collins seemed to have the key players linked and a clear long-term plan outlined for decreasing abuse 20 years later child sexual abuse rates have dropped 61% and physical abuse rates are down 55%. Brigid Collins now serves over 2,000 children and families each year with a comprehensive range of proven programs that are flexible and innovative. New to the agency is a three year Prevention Initiative to train 6,000 community members to prevent child sexual abuse and establish adult child safety policies in all child serving business and institutionsin the community.

Whatcom Community Foundation 119 Grand Avenue, Suite A Bellingham, WA 98225 Thursday April 17th 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Igniting Philanthropy Breakfast  - The Language of Impact: How Words Can Make the World a Better Place

Securing funding is a critical component of the development process. Being a successful fundraiser means knowing your funding entities and the officers who manage their charitable opportunities. Join us for a lunchtime panel featuring representatives from local business who generously support our community via many philanthropic efforts. They will describe their specific funding interests, as well as the process for applying for support. You will have an opportunity to ask them direct questions.
The panelists are: Jane Carten, Director and President, Saturna Capital; Mike Hammes, Owner of RAM Construction; Raina O. Clark -- Public Relations Manager, Alcoa Intalco Works.  Rachel Myers, Development and Programs Manager at Whatcom Community Foundation will be moderating. 
To read more about the panelists, click here.

If you are going to raise more money, engage more volunteers, serve more clients and increase your impact, every single person involved in your organization-board members, executive director, bookkeeper, development coordinators, program managers, finance directors, etc-needs to know how to talk about your organization in a way that is consistent and compelling. This means investing in your words. Most of us go through 15,000 words a day so this isn't about spending more money on doing something new. It's about doing something you're already doing in a new (and extremely effective) way. Erica Mills has taught thousands of organizations how to use language to make the world a better place. She'll inspire you with her practical suggestions for increasing your impact by investing in your words.

Register Now!
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (breakfast will be served!)
Location: Bellingham Gold and Country Club

Registration: $40 for members / $50 for non-members / $60 onsite*
*Pre-registration closes 2 days before the event

Cancellation Policy: AFP Washington has a 48 hour cancellation policy. Registrations cancelled less than 48 hours before the event will be responsible for payment regardless of attendance.

Need registration help?
Contact the AFP-WA office at 206-367-8704 








News & Views



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On June 28th, The WA State Senate and House passed a $33.6 billion two-year operating budget over the weekend. After a 105-day special session and a 30-day special session, the bill was overwhelmingly passed on both sides: 44-4 in the Senate and 81-11 in the House. For more information on Bills passed visit the Washington State Legislature page: http://www.leg.wa.gov/pages/home.aspx. (Posted 7/29/13)
The experts have spoken: the percent of charity expenses that goes to administrative costs-commonly referred to as "overhead"-is a poor measure of a charity's performance. Read more at: http://overheadmyth.com/ (Posted 7/29/13)



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