New report shows nonprofits pay 8.4 percent of Whatcom County wages

Filed on 23. Mar, 2015 in Nonprofit Notes

If the nonprofit sector was its own industry, it would be the fourth largest in the state behind retail trade, manufacturing, and accommodations and food services, according to a report released March 23 by Washington Nonprofits, the state association for the nonprofit sector. In Whatcom County in 2013, a total of 205 nonprofits paid out [...]

United Way of Whatcom County honors 2014 contributors

Filed on 22. Mar, 2015 in Business Briefs, Contents, News, Nonprofit Notes

United Way of Whatcom County honors 2014 contributors

United Way of Whatcom County honored local businesses, nonprofits and individuals for fundraising contributions to its annual Workplace Giving campaign. The local nonprofit gave out awards in ten categories at an awards banquet on March 12 at Silver Reef Casino. BP Cherry Point Refinery, Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center received [...]

Bob Wallin Insurance seeking nonprofit nominees for donations

Filed on 19. Mar, 2015 in Contents, Events, News, Nonprofit Notes

Bob Wallin Insurance is looking to give $3,500 to Whatcom County nonprofits as part of its annual nonprofit money giveaway. The Bellingham insurance company is accepting nominations through the end of the month. In April it will post nominees online for voting and the winners will be announced in May. First place gets $2,000, second [...]

Upfront Theatre’s 27-Hour Improvathon has new prizes for nonprofits

Filed on 08. Mar, 2015 in Events, Nonprofit Notes

Performers from the Upfront Theatre will take the stage for 27 hours of improv comedy starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 28. The Upfront Theatre, a 100-seat comedy venue, is in its eighth year of putting on the improvathon. This year it has added new prizes for nonprofits who participate. The nonprofit that logs [...]

Tony Award nominee performing at local Alzheimer fundraiser

Filed on 10. Feb, 2015 in Events, News, Nonprofit Notes

Tony Award nominee performing at local Alzheimer fundraiser

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tony Award nominee and star of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls,” will perform at the Alzheimer Society of Washington’s largest annual fundraiser this month. The event, called “An Affair to Remember – Broadway Nights!” is on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Bellwether Ballroom, at 1 Bellwether Way. The fundraiser will include cocktails, hors [...]

Deadline extended for Whatcom Food & Farm Finder

Filed on 29. Jan, 2015 in Nonprofit Notes

Deadline extended for Whatcom Food & Farm Finder

Sustainable Connections extended the deadline to be included in its agritourism publications —The Whatcom Food & Farm Finder and the Culinary Agritourism Map. The new deadline is Feb. 6. Being included in the publication costs $75 for Sustainable Connections members and $100 for non-members. A listing in the agritourism map costs an extra $25. Sustainable [...]

Sustainable Connections launches new tool for measuring business performance

Filed on 12. Jan, 2015 in News, Nonprofit Notes

Business owners typically know how they’re performing financially, but it can be difficult to measure success in other areas. Sustainable Connections, a Bellingham-based nonprofit that promotes local economies and sustainable business, is trying to change that. The organization launched a new initiative to help businesses gauge and improve their performance in non-financial areas including employee impact, community [...]

Bellingham DOR office wins agency award

Filed on 30. Dec, 2014 in Nonprofit Notes

Bellingham DOR office wins agency award

The state Department of Revenue’s Bellingham office won the agency’s 2014 employee recognition award. The state Department of Revenue awards staff performance in nine categories annually. Here are the rest of the winners: · Project Team: Information Services GIS and Property Tax Team · Teamwork: Specialty Licensing Unit, Taxpayer Services Division · Field Office: Bellingham [...]

Make.Shift is tuning a community radio station and training a new executive director

Filed on 09. Dec, 2014 in Contents, Features, News, Nonprofit Notes

Make.Shift is tuning a community radio station and training a new executive director

By Elana Pidgeon For the Bellingham Business Journal In the basement of a building on Flora Street, a band sets up on a low stage as people file down the stairs and into the dimly lit space. The singer taps the mic. Some of the crowd moves closer to the front; others hang back on [...]

Groups move into new philanthropy center in the Washington Federal building

Filed on 08. Dec, 2014 in Contents, Features, Nonprofit Notes

Groups move into new philanthropy center in the Washington Federal building

Three nonprofit philanthropic organizations moved into a shared home on the second story of the Washington Federal Building, at 1500 Cornwall Ave., in late November. A remodel at the space, which is now called the Whatcom Philanthropy Center, started in summer and should finish up in December. The organizations — Whatcom Community Foundation, Chuckanut Health [...]

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